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Day 2 at Keeneland sees Tapit colt bring $1 million

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | Tapit

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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.