Unbeaten Tapizar colt becomes sire’s third ‘Rising Star’ at Belmont

$200K yearling purchase earns 97 Beyer Speed Figure

Lasting Legacy remains perfect Oct. 13 at Belmont
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Lasting Legacy, a 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Tapizar, improved his record to two wins in as many starts with a three-length allowance score Oct. 13 at Belmont Park (VIDEO).

Campaigned by Gary and Mary West, Lasting Legacy was meeting winners for the first time following a 5¼-length debut victory going six furlongs July 21 at Monmouth. Trainer Jason Servis had Lasting Legacy primed for an additional furlong, and the chestnut colt powered clear in the stretch under jockey Manny Franco, crossing the wire in a quick 1:22.06.

Lasting Legacy earned a 97 Beyer Speed Figure for the victory and was named a “TDN Rising Star,” joining American Pastime (105 Beyer) and Mr. Crow (109 Beyer) as “Rising Stars” from Tapizar’s initial crop.

Bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III, Lasting Legacy was produced from the Woodman mare Sweet Tune. Agent Ben Glass went to $200,000 to acquire the colt at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale.