The sire of three winners from his first five worldwide runners, it is no surprise that TAPIT’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winning son TAPWRIT was in high demand this juvenile sales season with his offerings averaging over seven times his 2019 stud fee.
A juvenile stakes winner out of a juvenile Grade 1 winner and by a juvenile stakes winner himself, TAPWRIT has proven to be a smart choice for breeders and buyers alike.
The freshman sire returned the third highest ROI of any in his generation with more than 35 2-year-olds sold, while on the track he already has a two-time winner in Teona Bars among his three winners. TAPWRIT’s juveniles averaged $90,512 this year with his top horses bringing $450,000, $450,000, $340,000, $250,000, etc. with 39 sold.
In all, TAPWRIT had a clearance rate of 87% at the 2-year-old sales to go along with his 89% clearance rate at last year’s yearling sales. His 2-year-old average was the fourth highest of any freshman stallion standing in Kentucky under $30,000 with 30 or more sold and he had the third highest median among that group as well.
TAPWRIT had a strong yearling sales season last year, but his 2-year-olds sales numbers are even better – something that will surely catch the eye of pinhookers this summer.
It is no surprise that TAPWRIT’s foals are selling well, after all, he was a $1.2 million Fasig-Tipton Saratoga purchase himself. From a strong juvenile family, he is also one of the best-bred sons of sire-of-sires TAPIT. He won from one mile to 1 ½ miles and if his first runners are any indication, he is throwing even more versatility than even he showed on the track.
TAPWRIT’s first crop now turns its full attention to the racetrack but TAPWRIT’s second crop is looking just as exciting in the sales ring. At the first major yearling sale of the year, TAPWRIT’s offerings include a Gainesway-consigned filly out of a half-sister to Champion 2-Year-Old Filly She Be Wild.