Tapizar colt American Pastime cruised to his third career victory Aug. 19 at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Bob Hess Jr. trainee defeated older horses in a six-furlong allowance by 2½ lengths.
After tracking the leaders down the backstretch under jockey Kent Desormeaux, American Pastime was given his head around the turn and opened a comfortable lead in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:09.23.
American Pastime was bred in Kentucky by Glendalough from the Valid Expectations mare Ryan’s Inheritance. His trainer signed the ticket for $135,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale for owners Judith Huarte, Bert Lane, Mike Mowrey, Jan Steeper, and Gary Woods.
Joining 11 ½-length Saratoga maiden winner Mr. Crow, American Pastime is one of two colts from Tapizar’s first crop to be named ‘TDN Rising Stars.’