Tyson capped off a big day for TAPIT on Saturday when the purple-blooded colt won the Dominion Day Stakes (G3) at Woodbine.
Racing over 1 1/8 miles on the synthetic track, Tyson ran into a small bit of trouble at the gate and going into the first turn until the field settled down. The colt raced a few paths off the rail in the tight pack but was sent even wider as the running got serious in the far turn.
Rafael Hernandez had Tyson racing seven wide into the stretch to give him clear running room and it didn’t take long for the colt to focus on chasing down the leader. That objective was reached with a sixteenth left to run and Tyson had enough time to build a 1 ½ length lead by the wire with TAPIT grandson Treason finishing second.
TYSON burst free of the rest and ran down his stabelmate Treason to take the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (G3) at @woodbinetb. Trained by Josie Carroll and jockey Rafael Hernandez was in the irons! Tyson is a son of Tapit (@Gainesway)! Congrats to the connections! pic.twitter.com/cNAORaE6CV
— TVG (@TVG) July 1, 2023
Tyson is trained by Josie Carroll as a homebred for Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings and Stretch Run Ventures with three victories in four career starts. His only loss came when making his stakes debut last out, finishing third in the Eclipse Stakes (G2).
Tyson is the first runner out of the winning Smart Strike mare Honouring. A half-sister to Grade 1 winner Streaming and stakes winners Treasuring and Cascading in addition to stakes performers Distracting and Gifting, she is one of five stakes producers out of Better Than Honour daughter Teeming.
TAPIT has had a lot of success with this family with stakes performers by stallion under Tyson’s first two dams including Grade 2 winner Greatest Honour and stakes performers Sweet as Pie and Soaring. Honouring’s TAPIT half-sister is also the dam of this year’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Arcangelo.
Tyson was one of three stakes winners for TAPIT on Saturday with one of his juveniles also earning Thoroughbred Daily News Rising Star honors.