Tapit's burgeoning list of top Triple Crown contenders continued to grow after Ring Weekend's sparkling display in Saturday's $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2)...
Teen Pauline's front-running score in the $200,000 Top Flight H. (G2) Saturday at Aqueduct racetrack gave the 4-year-old daughter of Tapit her first graded stakes win...
Normandy Invasion, a 4-year-old graded-stakes placed son of Tapit, zipped through one mile in 1:33.13 Saturday at Gulfstream Park to set a new course record for the distance...
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred 3-year-old filly Untapable drew off with ease to win the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra S. (G3) by 9 ½-lengths
Tapiture's commanding stretch run in the $300,000 Southwest S. (G3) established the chestnut son of Tapit as the leading 3-year-old Triple Crown contender based at Oaklawn Park...
Thursday, August 08, 2013 |
Led by a pair of $500,000 yearlings, Tapit had four horses sell for an average of $387,500 at the Aug. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling sale. Tapit finished in the top 10 among all sires in gross receipts, average, and median prices.
The first half-million dollar seller was hip No. 16, a filly consigned by Glenwood Farm, Inc. and purchased by Mark Casse. The filly is out of Bending Strings, who earned $870,612 while collecting wins in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (G2), Chilukki S. (G2), and First Flight H. (G2).
Live Oak Plantation purchased hip No. 73 for $500,000 colt by Tapit out of Kalahari Cat, the dam of 2013 Grade 3 Spiral S. winner Black Onyx as well as Straight Line S. winner Francois. The Kentucky-bred colt was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent.
Gainesway consigned hip No. 25, who sold to Centennial Farms for $350,000. The chestnut colt comes from a prestigious family that includes United States Grade 2 winners Fourstardave, Fourstars Allstar, and Mystic Lady.
Hip No. 43, consigned by Four Star Sales agent, went for $200,000 to Blandford Bloodstock, Ltd. The colt is out of the Irish mare Dress Rehearsal, who won the Grade 3 Orchid S. at Gulfstream Park.