TAPIT’s Dataman Doubles Up in Henry Clark

Only two days after seeing Tyson named a Canadian champion, TAPIT was back in the headlines when Wertheimer et Frere homebred Dataman kicked off 20224 with a stakes victory.

A stakes runner each of his three years on the track and the securing his first stakes victory last summer, Dataman started 2024 in the Listed Henry S. Clark Stakes at Laurel racing one mile on the turf.

The Graham Motion-trained gelding raced in last for much of the race before Jorge Ruiz eased him out to take advantage of the tightly packed field. Racing around the turn three paths wide, he was set to make a serious run at the lead in the stretch and he did just that.

It wasn’t until the final sixteenth that he had the lead, but from there he was able to win by 1 ¼ lengths for a second stakes success in his career.

It was the fourth win overall in 11 starts for Dataman, who is now the earner of $240,910 in earnings.

He is a second generation homebred for his breeders, who purchased granddam Soldera for $600,000 in 2004. That mare produced multiple graded stakes winner Exhi and stakes winner Diluvien among her eight winners. Those eight winners include Dataman’s dam Soldata.

Soldata has been a prolific broodmare as the dam of Group 2 winner Alignment and stakes winners Alda and Serifos in addition to Dataman.

Dataman’s fourth dam is the great Fanfreluche, whose influence is felt all over the world.

This is the second stakes performer of the weekend for TAPIT, who also saw daughter Scylla finish third in Friday’s Doubledogdare Stakes (G3).