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Trappe Shot returns in style at Belmont


Thursday, May 12, 2011 |

Grade 1 runner Trappe Shot has returned to racing in top form, snaring a flashy 1:09.03 victory in the Waldorobo S. (VIDEO) at Belmont on May 11.

The multiple stakes winner by Tapit was making his first start in eight months, and showed he has lost none of the luster that made him one of America’s most exciting three-year-olds last season. Trappe Shot came three wide to defeat a field comprised entirely of stakes winners, and in doing so, became the seventh stakes winner this year for North America’s Leading Sire Tapit.

“He came back just a bigger, stronger horse this year,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “He didn’t break real well…but he ran very well.”

An $850,000 purchase from the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May Sale of Juveniles in Training, Trappe Shot won four of six starts last season for his owner, the Mill House Racing Stable of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady. Under Derby-winning rider John Velasquez, Trappe Shot brought his record to 8-5-1-0 and $426,384. Trappe Shot is now 5 for 5 in races around one turn, and will likely target the $250,000 True North H. (G2) at Belmont on June 11.

Tapit has been atop the Leading Sires List for four consecutive weeks. With the victory by Trappe Shot, Tapit has now sired 16 stakes horses and earners of $3.3 million worldwide this season. Aside from Trappe Shot, he has sired several top colts around the globe, including impressive stakes winners Concord Point, Bandbox, Tapizar and Japanese G1 winner Testa Matta.