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Tapit filly hammers for $725,000 at Keeneland day 2


Tuesday, September 13, 2011 |
Tapit sired the third highest-priced yearling during the second day of the Keeneland September sale, when a filly consigned by Gainesway, agent, went for $725,000. The filly brought the top price for her sire thus far at the auction. Tapit had nine yearlings sell in Book 1 for an average price of $351,111, considerably out-pacing the overall sale average of $328,065.

Monday's star seller was Hip 140, a chestnut filly purchased by Ben Leon's Besilu Stables, who has been the top buyer of the first two days. The filly is the first foal out of Zealous Cat, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Pohave. Her third dam is Eclipse champion Track Robbery, granddam of Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Cat Thief.

Tapit's top sellers through four days of the 2011 Keeneland Sept. Yearling Sale
 Hip No.
 Sex  Buyer Price
 140  F  Besilu Stables
 $725,000*
 10  F  Steve Young, agent
 $575,000*
 437  F  Live Oak Plantation
 $460,000
 114  C  Demi O'Byrne
 $425,000*
 163  C  Glen Hill Farm
 $375,000
 164  F  Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd.
 $325,000
 3  C  Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd.  $280,000
 317  F  Marc Keller/Nicoma, agent
 $250,000
(*) - Gainesway consigned