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Tapitsfly, Zazu sell for seven figures


Tuesday, November 06, 2012 |
A pair of Grade 1-winning distaffers by Tapit recently went through the auction ring in Kentucky. Both Tapitsfly and Zazu brought winning bids in excess of $1.8 million, and though they sold at two different auctions, both future broodmares are likely headed to Japan after being bought by Katsumi Yoshida.

Tapitsfly was offered by Romans Racing and Sales agent at the Nov. 5 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale. Yoshida went to $1,850,000 for the 5-year-old gray/roan mare. The Kentucky bred earned $1,495,503 in a brilliant career that saw her record wins in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) as well as the Just A Game S. (G1) and First Lady S. (G1) during her 2012 campaign.

The next evening across town at Keeneland, 4-year-old Zazu, being sold as a broodmare prospect, gavelled for a final price of $2,100,000 from Yoshida. Also bred in Kentucky, Zazu had a stellar 3-year-old season that included victories in the Lady's Secret S. (G1), Las Virgenes S. (G1), and Hollywood Oaks (G1).

"Zazu was a very nice racehorse, and we looked at her for the first time here and decided we wanted her," said Katsumi's son Shunsuke, who signed the winning slip.

Zazu, out of the Mr. Greeley mare Rhumb Line, is a half-sister to Corinthian's Jewel, winner of Monmouth Park's Restoration S., who is by Gainesway's top-10 Second-crop sire Corinthian.