It was a successful introduction to the juvenile sales market for TAPWRIT this week when he recorded the fourth highest average of any first-crop sire with more than one sold at the OBS March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale.
Seeing his three on offer bring an average of $180,000, the Belmont Stakes (G1) winner’s trio was led by a $250,000 colt out of Princess Addy purchased by One Up Bloodstock. It was the latest impressive headline the Wavertree Stables offering has made in the last week after breezing a near-bullet time of :9.4 during the Under Tack show.
Bred by Pippa’s Hurricane, the colt was going through the ring for the second time in six months after bringing $100,000 from T & S Racing at last fall’s Fasig-Tipton October sale. His dam’s half-sister is the dam of last year’s Street Sense winner Howling Time with the family also including Grade 2 winner Desert Party.
Martin Schwartz bought TAPWRIT’s second most expensive of the sale, a :10.0 breezing filly who hammered for $200,000. The filly was offered by Top Line Sales out of Blueeyesintherein after selling for $165,000 as a yearling at Keeneland September.
The filly is a half-sister to four winners from four to race out of the Grade 3 winning Blueeyesintherein, who is also a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Set the Sale and the dam of Grade 3-placed Uncle Boogie.
TAPWRIT’s $180,000 average at the sale was higher than West Coast, Good Magic, Collected, Accelerate and others.
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Top five freshman averages at OBS March (2+ sold)
A $1.2 million yearling who went on to win a stakes race as a juvenile before a stakes-record setting run in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and an impressive win in the Belmont Stakes, TAPWRIT is poised to become the next successful sire by sire-of-sires TAPIT.
Buyers will have their next chance to buy juveniles by TAPWRIT at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale on March 30, where the stallion currently has seven cataloged.