And suddenly it feels as though the milestones have run out, leaving the road ahead tapering to some unmapped horizon. Among TAPIT‘s countless accolades leading the active sire list, he has recently surpassed the ALL-TIME progeny earnings record ever held by any North American sire.
Because after this summer, every dime earned by the progeny of TAPIT will take him deeper into record territory. The success of Perfect Grace in a maiden at Saratoga August 21st–and neither the setting nor the mating that produced this filly, with Horse of the Year Havre De Grace (Saint Liam), could be more commensurate with the moment–took their collective haul past the late Giant’s Causeway’s current tally of $173,015,900 as the most productive stallion, measured by prizemoney, in the history of the American Turf. Read more on the TDN >
Now 20, Tapit has sired 149 (9% from foals) black-type winners worldwide, which include 93 graded/group winners and eight champions. His runners have amassed more than $176.6 million in earnings worldwide and average $139,864 per starter, through Oct. 4, 2021. Watch more on BloodHorse+ >