TOP NEWS

2/4/2016
Tapit’s multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Frosted put on a stellar display Thursday evening at Meydan Race Course...
1/30/2016
Tapit’s brilliant 3-year-old Mohaymen put on another spectacular display in Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull S. (G2)...
1/28/2016
Birdstone’s stakes-winning 2-year-old of 2015 Swipe was assigned 124 pounds on the Jockey Club’s Experimental Free Handicap...
1/27/2016
TDN's Bill Oppenheim explores the influence of 2-time leading North American Sire Tapit in this recent article...
1/19/2016
Kerri Belle, a 6-year-old Empire Maker mare, got her first graded stakes win on Monday in Santa Anita Park’s $100,000 Megahertz S. (G3)...

Tapit filly still perfect after taking stakes debut


Saturday, June 21, 2014 | Tapit
Walk Close ran her record to 3-for-3 on Saturday with a thrilling, come-from-behind in the $100,000 Wild Applause S. over the Belmont Park turf. The 3-year-old filly is the 10th stakes winner of 2014 for Tapit, the nation's leading sire with nearly $7.2 million in progeny earnings.

Walk Close, who broke her maiden last September at Belmont, has put together a pair of heart-stopping nose victories in two starts this year. As she did in her allowance win in May, the Christophe Clement trainee made big move in the stretch of the one-mile Wild Applause to get to the wire first in the final stride. She stopped the clock in 1:35.71 on the firm turf.

With the $60,000 payday, Walk Close raised her lifetime bankroll to $154,200. The Kentucky-bred filly is owned by Highland Yard, who purchased her for $180,000 out of the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling sale.