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Tapit leads sires by average at Keeneland September

DRF | 4 weeks ago
Record-setting leading sire Tapit outslugged familiar commercial rival War Front to rank as Keeneland September's leading sire by average sale price for the third time in his career. Read More...

PR Special Keeneland September: Revisiting Farms Of Yesteryear

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer its special print publication available online and on the grounds of the Keeneland Association in Lexington, Ky., during the annual September... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ... Read More...

Sparkman: Tapping the well

DRF | 3 months ago
The only thing missing from the burgeoning resume of three-time leading American sire Tapit is a reputation as a sire of sires. At 16 years old, the son of Pulpit has not yet had many opportunities to prove himself on that score, but with more than 30 sons currently at stud, it is highly likely that his eventual success in that sphere is more or less inevitable. Read More...

Sparkman: Tapping the well

DRF | 3 months ago
The only thing missing from the burgeoning resume of three-time leading American sire Tapit is a reputation as a sire of sires. At 16 years old, the son of Pulpit has not yet had many opportunities to prove himself on that score, but with more than 30 sons currently at stud, it is highly likely that his eventual success in that sphere is more or less inevitable. Read More...

Tapwrit strengthens dad’s influence on Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 months ago
For three consecutive years, Tapit has broken the single-season earnings record for a North American-based sire while leading the continent's general sire list – this, after coming out of the gate by establishing what was then an earnings record for a freshman sire. Read More...

Aldrin retired, will stud at O’Sullivan Farm

DRF | 4 months ago
Aldrin, a half-brother to perennial leading sire Tapit, has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2018 at O’Sullivan Farm in Charles Town, W.V. Read More...

Cupid gives Tapit first Grade 1 win of year

DRF | 5 months ago
Cupid's victory in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita last Saturday was an important one - both for himself and his sire. Read More...

After five years, Tapit atop Kentucky Derby points list

DRF | 6 months ago
The Kentucky Derby's points system, which replaced graded stakes earnings as the method for sorting out contenders, completed its fifth year of prep races this spring. The system's half-decade in existence has provided an interesting snapshot of which stallions were most proficient in siring the archetypical Derby prospect. Read More...

Hard Spun’s progeny have solid weekend

DRF | 7 months ago
Both a veteran campaigner and rising stars delivered for Hard Spun over the weekend as the Darley sire enjoyed a solid run. The stallion was represented by three winners, led by his 7-year-old millionaire Hard Aces, who won the Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup going 1 1/2 miles Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Sparkman: Unbridled’s Song in the hunt for pair of sire titles

DRF | 8 months ago
If Arrogate continues his dominant parade through his principal remaining targets of 2017 he could easily earn $18 million to $20 million this year. With $7 million already in the bank and the $6 million first prize for the Dubai World Cup and about $3.5 million for another Breeders’ Cup Classic likely at his mercy, only a few more $1 million prep races would be required for him to earn more in one year than any horse in Thoroughbred history has earned in a career. Read More...

California Chrome now has a Tapit half-brother

DRF | 9 months ago
Love the Chase, dam of California Chrome, delivered a Tapit half-brother to her two-time Horse of the Year at midnight Thursday at Atlas Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. Read More...

Tapit leads all sires with 19 nominees to Triple Crown series

DRF | 9 months ago
Reigning leading sire Tapit, who sired his second American classic winner last year, leads all stallions by early nominations to the 2017 Triple Crown series. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Two of Tapit’s best retire for 2017

DRF | 9 months ago
Two of reigning leading sire Tapit’s best runners from a Beyer Speed Figure standpoint will be among Kentucky’s new stallions of 2017. Read More...

Stallions Deep Impact, Galileo, and Tapit ruled 2016

DRF | 10 months ago
In a year of international synergy in the ever-more-global Thoroughbred bloodstock industry, three stallions dominated: Japanese Triple Crown winner Deep Impact; the ineffable Galileo in Europe; and Tapit, who keeps setting the bar higher for himself in North America. Read More...

Tapit breaks his own single-season record for progeny earnings

DRF | 11 months ago
With more than a month remaining in 2016, two-time reigning leading sire Tapit has again broken his own single-season progeny earnings record for a North American stallion. Read More...

Belmont Stakes winner Creator retired, sold to Japan

DRF | 1 year ago
Creator, winner of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, has been sold to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association, which intends to retire the colt from racing and stand him at Shizunai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan, for the 2017 breeding season. Read More...

Sparkman: Tapit and War Front rule Keeneland

DRF | 1 year ago
The natural order of the Thoroughbred marketplace dictates that leading sires become leading commercial sires. Buyers at yearling sales, first and foremost, are looking for top racehorses, and sires at or near the top of the General Sire List have proven their ability to produce those horses. The biggest buyers, however, also are looking for top racehorses with what are loosely deemed “stallion pedigrees,” and current fashion can influence those purchases almost as much as pure racetrack results. Read More...

High average offers no guarantee

DRF | 1 year ago
When horses sell for as much money as they did at the first three days of the Keeneland September sale, it looks like it's an easy game for consignors. It's not. For every one that sells for a lot of money, there's usually another one that barely brings the stud fee. Read More...

Grade 1 dead heat for Tapit daughters

DRF | 1 year ago
Two-time reigning leading sire Tapit recorded a rare feat on Saturday at Saratoga when his daughters Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta finished in a dead heat for the win in the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes. Read More...

Simon: Taking a gamble on next hot new sire

DRF | 1 year ago
Buyers have every reason to be skeptical of young sires when looking for a racing prospect, because it's hard to predict whether a sire will succeed. But that does not prevent buyers from gravitating toward young sires. There's nothing more exciting to a potential racehorse owner than an unproven sire, a blank canvas of potential limited only by the imagination. Read More...

Simon: Feast or famine for consignors in current auction climate

DRF | 1 year ago
The stock market is near an all-time high, purses on average have never been better, and handle on racing is finally showing stability after years of declines. These factors should have positively affected the commercial auction market for racing prospects; instead, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's yearling sale last Tuesday cast a wet blanket on things. The sale recorded an unusually high 37.5 percent buyback rate, total receipts were down, the average price was down, and the median price declined. Read More...

Tapit in familiar spot atop sires list

DRF | 1 year ago
Through the first two legs of the Triple Crown, the stories told were of freshman phenom Uncle Mo, whose scores of stakes performers from his first crop include Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, and of young classic juggernaut Curlin, whose latest top runner is Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator. Suspiciously quiet was Tapit, as North America's two-time reigning leading sire failed to record a placing with three individual starters in those two races. Read More...

Sparkman: Big Belmont Stakes Day puts Tapit back on top

DRF | 1 year ago
Two-time leading American sire Tapit had a very good day Saturday. Not long after his 4-year-old son Frosted ran away with the prestigious Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, his 3-year-old son Creator became Tapit’s second Belmont Stakes winner with his final-stride victory over Destin. Those two victories assured Tapit of his accustomed place atop the American general sire list. Read More...

Following throat surgery, Cupid looks to rebound in Easy Goer

DRF | 1 year ago
The Cupid that led from start to finish to win the Grade 2 Rebel so impressively this spring would likely win the 1 1/16-mile Easy Goer, which drew a field of only five 3-year-olds and goes as the first race on the Belmont Stakes program. The Cupid that ran 10th after forcing the early issue in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby would not. Read More...

Uncle Mo lands the haymaker against Tapit

All spring leading up to the Derby, heavyweights Uncle Mo, the bay challenger, and Tapit, the gray champion, traded blows each weekend, it seemed, with one or the other landing major punches in the runup to the main event. And these weren’t the fluffy nothings like those thrown in a fight between “pastel bros” captured here … Read More...

Uncle Mo lands the haymaker against Tapit

All spring leading up to the Derby, heavyweights Uncle Mo, the bay challenger, and Tapit, the gray champion, traded blows each weekend, it seemed, with one or the other landing major punches in the runup to the main event. And these weren’t the fluffy nothings like those thrown in a fight between “pastel bros” captured here … Read More...

Derby sire-line facts

Since Spectacular Bid, the champion 2-year-old colt of 1978, won the Derby in 1979, two other champion juvenile colts have emulated him in the ensuing 36 years: American Pharoah in 2015 and Street Sense in 2007. This isn’t a flattering endorsement for championship form at 2 for the Derby, and it extends to the winners of the … Read More...

PR Special Derby Edition: American Pharoah’s ‘Untold Story’

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for Kentucky Derby 142.  In this edition of the PR Special, New York Times two-time Eclipse Award-winning sports writer Joe Drape... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special Derby Edition: American Pharoah’s ‘Untold Story’

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for Kentucky Derby 142.  In this edition of the PR Special, New York Times two-time Eclipse Award-winning sports writer Joe Drape... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Sires take shot at rare Kentucky Oaks-Derby double

DRF | 1 year ago
Two-time leading sire Tapit and first-crop phenom Uncle Mo hold the strongest hands of the five stallions looking to pull off a rare Kentucky Derby-Kentucky Oaks double this week. Read More...

Handling Tapit’s progeny often is no easy task

DRF | 1 year ago
The blood runs hot in the Thoroughbred, and few are hotter right now – on a number of levels – than those by Tapit. Read More...

PR Special OBS April: How Much For That Graded Stakes Winner?

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the OBS April Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds. In this edition of the PR... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special OBS April: How Much For That Graded Stakes Winner?

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the OBS April Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds. In this edition of the PR... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Dam of Tapit dies at 20

DRF | 2 years ago
Tap Your Heels, a stakes winner and the dam of record-breaking sire Tapit, died Thursday due to foaling complications. She was 20. Read More...

Three Tapits at Meydan

The champion sire and most expensive horse in North America will be represented by an eclectic trio on Dubai World Cup day, and it’s possible by next week that all the chatter will be about Tapit again because one, two, or all three could win. Frosted is Tapit’s main chance, and he’s the most straightforward … Read More...

The graying of America

Just a few Tapits from the last year or so, some accomplished, others on the way up. Of course all the good ones are not all gray, but run against them and you’ll get gray quickly. TAPIT @Gainesway, Sires the 2016 Rebel S.-G2 winner, Cupid, by Tapit shown with Neil Drysdale, trainer of A.P.Indy pic.twitter.com/ug48aj9ljo — … Read More...

Havre de Grace has Tapit foal

DRF | 2 years ago
Horse of the Year Havre de Grace delivered her third foal, a filly by two-time leading sire Tapit, on Saturday night at Timber Town Farm near Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Tapit, Uncle Mo continue to rock ‘n’ roll

With apologies to Led Zeppelin, the song remains the same for Uncle Mo and Tapit each weekend, it seems. Both stallions are represented by the two leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist for Uncle Mo and Mohaymen for Tapit, and the two undefeated 3-year-olds are scheduled to meet on a crash course before the … Read More...

Trappe Shot next up for Tapit

Tapit has started off 2016 where he left off at the end of 2015, and his headliners this week are Frosted, a very impressive winner in Dubai yesterday, and Mohaymen, the pro-tem leader of the 3-year-old division. Top sons will mean stallion sons, and Tapit will have every opportunity to establish his credentials as a … Read More...

Wests’ 3-year-old prospects profiled

On Monday, the TDN ran a piece on four promising 3-year-olds owned by Gary and Mary West, each trained by Wayne Catalano and headed by “TDN Rising Star” Malibu Sunset, a 10 1/2-length maiden special winner at Fair Grounds Sunday. You can read the article here. This is the time of year when hope springs eternal … Read More...

Seattle Slew inbreeding part of Mohaymen and Conquest Big E

The two sons of Tapit (pictured, photo courtesy of Frances J. Karon), Mohaymen and Conquest Big E, who clash Saturday in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream at 1 1/16 miles, have pedigrees that contain inbreeding to Seattle Slew, and so do the following Graded stakes winners by Tapit, all at a mile or above: G1 … Read More...

Up And Up: A Closer Look At Rising Stud Fees For 2016

Stud fees are going up next year, especially at the top end of the bloodstock market. The increases are going to make profitability for Thoroughbred breeders that much more challenging. The Paulick... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

PR Special Keeneland September: A Fresh Bowl Of Alphabet Soup

As Book 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale gets underway, the Paulick Report is pleased to offer another edition of the PR Special, available here and on the sales grounds. Natalie Voss looks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

PR Special Keeneland September: The Threat Of Daily Fantasy Sports

The Paulick Report offers a second edition of its print publication for the Keeneland September Sale, available here and on the sales grounds. In this PR Special, Ray looks at the boom of daily... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Empire State Stallions: Changing Of The Guard Ahead?

On the eve of Fasig-Tipton’s New York-Bred Preferred Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Frank Mitchell takes a look at two of the stallions emblematic of the present and future of the Empire State:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

SirePowered Results: Tapit

DRF | 3 years ago
Tapit, who led North America’s general sire list in 2014, is again off to a solid start in 2015. The Gainesway stallion extended his lead atop the sire list over the weekend, as, according to DRF’s SirePowered Results, he recorded eight winners, with three graded stakes winners, on April 10-11 alone. The run helped pushed his earnings for this year to $5,755,277, more than $1.7 million ahead of his closest pursuer. Read More...

Metaboss, Street Boss discussed on Byk radio show along with Power Jam, Concord Point

Metaboss, the Street Boss colt who will aim to get to the Derby without a win on dirt – like Animal Kingdom – was the starting point of a pedigree analysis on Wednesday on the weekly radio appearance I make on At the Races, Steve Byk’s show. Also discussed: the exciting Kaleem Shah homebred Power […] Read More...

Galileo’s affinity for female family 9

Got the following note from Fernando Martinez, pedigree advisor at Haras Musa, in Uruguay, about the tremendous success Galileo has enjoyed with mares from female family 9. It’s an interesting read. I have edited for language, when appropriate, and length. Dear Sid, 22,22% of Group 1 winners by GALILEO are from mares descending from the […] Read More...

Breeding and Sales Review: Tapit reigns supreme

DRF | 3 years ago
Throughout nearly every segment of the bloodstock market in 2014, Tapit could be found at the forefront. Read More...

PR Special Keeneland Day 1: The Longest Journey

The world renowned Keeneland September Yearling Sale gets underway Monday in Lexington, Ky., and once again, the Paulick Report is pleased to present a series of special print editions to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f... Read More...