Tonalist’s electrifying victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct capped off a stellar day for the nation’s leading sire Tapit...
Tapit’s stellar 2-year-old colt Mohaymen upped his record to 3-for-3 and got his second graded victory with a 1 ½-length score in the $300,000 Remsen S. (G2)...
Rafting, a Tapit 2-year-old, made his first foray into stakes company in Saturday’s $75,000 Smooth Air S. at Gulfstream Park and came away a smart-looking 2 ¼-length winner...
Antony Beck's Gainesway Farm announced its 2016 stud fees for eight stallions that will stand this upcoming breeding season, including the 2014-2015 leading North American sire Tapit...
The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale continued to be a highlight show for Tapit as a filly by the leading sire of the year went for $1.15 million on Wednesday...

Tapit tops $8 million progeny earnings mark

Sunday, October 16, 2011 |
Another solid weekend for the offspring of Tapit put the Gainesway stallion over the $8 million mark through mid-October. The 10-year-old sire, who ranks second on the General Sire List by worldwide earnings, registered his 13th stakes winner of 2011 on Oct. 15th, when 3-year-old Golden Set won the $85,000 West Virginia Lottery Breeders' Classic S. at Charles Town Races by a handy 2 1/4-lengths (VIDEO).

Golden Set, who was already stakes placed this year, won the Breeders' Classic with a four-wide trip, coming from fourth place on the turn to draw off in the stretch and complete the seven furlongs in 1:26.67.

The winner was bred in West Virginia by William Ward, Jr. and is owned by David Raim. Raim bought the gray colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale. Golden Set is one of five winners out of Swing Set, who is a half sister to Cobra King, winner of the Holy Bull S., Balboa S., and Hollywood Prevue, all Grade 3 events.

Golden Set is now 5-1-1 in nine starts, with earnings of $132,334.