TAPIT’s Dataman Goes Two-For-Two in 2024 Stakes

It was a second straight stakes victory for TAPIT’s Dataman on Saturday when he followed up his Henry S. Clark victory with a win in the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

Dataman was happy to sit in last place for the first half of the 1 1/16 mile turf race when sitting around four lengths behind the leader. As the field moved into the far turn, Dataman started his journey closer to the leaders and was in perfect striking position by the quarter pole.

It was at that point that the gelding started kicking into gear. He charged to the front inside the final furlong and pulled away to win by a length in the end.

The Graham Motion-trained Dataman has now won three stakes in his 12 race career with five wins overall.

Dataman’s winning dam Soldata is a first-generation Wertheimer et Frere homebred after their breeder purchased Dataman’s granddam Soldera in 2004. A granddaughter of the great Fanfreluche, Soldera produced multiple graded stakes winner Exhi and stakes winner Diluvien among her eight winners.

The all-time leading North American sire by earnings, TAPIT is the sire of 163 worldwide stakes winners with over 320 stakes performers.