Tap It All became the newest black-type winner for Gainesway’s sophomore stallion Tapizar when the 3-year-old bay filly won the Feb. 11 California Oaks Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
Trained by Doug O’Neill for ERJ Racing and Reddam Racing, Tap It All took the field of nine wire to wire. With jockey Kyle Frey doing the steering, Tap It All led by as many as five lengths midway through the 1 1/16-mile event and responded gamely, crossing the wire 1¾ lengths ahead of LNJ Foxwoods’ Tapped (VIDEO).
Dell Ridge Farm, Des Ryan, Ken Donworth, and Tony Dardis bred Tap It All in Kentucky out of the Grand Slam mare Yawkey Way. Her present connections acquired her when Dennis O’Neill and Erik Johnson shelled out $800,000 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds, where she was the highest-priced filly.
Tap It All and Tapped constituted a Gainesway-sired, son/father exacta in the California Oaks. Breeders’ Cup champion Tapizar is a son of Gainesway’s Tapit, the sire of Tapped. Coincidentally, the two fillies shared equal billing on the 2016 Experimental Free Handicap, both weighted at 107.
Earlier in the day on the East Coast, Tapit’s daughter Tapa Tapa Tapa had added to his black-type total with a three-length victory in Tampa Bay Downs’ Suncoast Stakes for owner Beau Ravine, breeder Patricia Pavlish, and trainer Tim Hamm.