Tapit continued his strong run at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale on Sept. 10, the second day of the auction, when a colt by the Gainesway stallion brought an even $1 million winning bid from Coolmore Stud.
The price represented the co-highest paid for a colt during the session, and the second-highest overall on the day.
Consigned by VanMeter Sales as hip No. 325, the colt bred in Kentucky by JKG Thoroughbreds was produced from the graded stakes-place mare Pretty 'n Smart. The colt is a half brother to Grade 3 stakes winners Heart Ashley and Ashley's Kitty.
"He showed himself. He was always fresh and always walked," Tom VanMeter said after the colt sold. "He was a really, really good horse. He never wore down, was always ready to go, and just walked himself into all these people's hearts, I think."
See a video of the colt in the sales ring here