TOP NEWS

6/25/2016
Bronze Star made his stakes debut a winning one on Saturday Pleasanton with a gritty one-length victory in the $50,000 Oak Tree S...
6/19/2016
Tapit's champion filly Untapable has been officially retired according to her owner/breeder Ron Winchell...
6/18/2016
Sweet Loretta's seven-length maiden special weight debut win looked as dazzling as the margin of victory indicated, with the Tapit filly never really being asked...
6/16/2016
Zartera strolled to a two-length win in his debut Thursday at Churchill Downs as the Tapizar 2-year-old became the fourth winner for his sire...
6/11/2016
Creator became Tapit's second Belmont S. winner in three years when weaved his way between horses in the stretch to catch and pass Destin in the final strides of the the third leg of the Triple Crown...

Tapits run 1-2 in $200K West Virginia Governor's S.


Saturday, August 04, 2012 | Tapit

Tapizar and Headache made it a Tapit exacta Aug. 4 in the $200,000 West Virginia Governor's S. [VIDEO] at Mountaineer Park, with Tapizar controlling the pace on the front end to win by 4 1/2-lengths, while Headache came from last to grab the runner-up spot.


Already a top-five sire going into Saturday's races, Tapit now has more than $4.9 million in progeny earnings this year. Tapizar is one of four multiple stakes winners this year for his sire.

Four-year-old Tapizar, a Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred, hadn't raced since finishing second to Alternation in the Grade 3 Razorback H. March 10.  On the muscle right away, the bay colt led much of the way in the West Virginia Governor's. He was headed briefly by Seruni about a quarter-mile from the wire, but quickly regained the edge to draw clear in the stretch. He finished the 1 1/16-miles in a time of 1:42.57 over the fast main track.

Tapizar pushed his career mark to 12-5-1-1, earning $424,632. His previous stakes wins came in the Grade 3 Sham S. in January 2011 and in the Grade 2 San Fernando S. this past January 14.