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Tonalist gives Tapit his first classic winner as sire

DRF | 2 months ago
Tonalist’s Belmont win redirected the pedigree spotlight away from the compelling tale of California Chrome’s modest origins and back to the foundation of American Thoroughbred breeding – central Kentucky – and to that industry’s most successful young stallion. Read More...

Winchell’s first horse and her degrees of separation to Presidents

For the second consecutive weekend, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Tapit were in the limelight with stakes winners descending from female families developed by Verne H. Winchell. Yesterday, the filly Untapable won the G3 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds; the weekend before, Tapiture had won the G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn. See the last few posts […] Read More...

Winchell’s first horse and her degrees of separation to Presidents

For the second consecutive weekend, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Tapit were in the limelight with stakes winners descending from female families developed by Verne H. Winchell. Yesterday, the filly Untapable won the G3 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds; the weekend before, Tapiture had won the G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn. See the last few posts […] Read More...

Risen Star starter Gold Hawk’s Winchell links

Here’s some background on G2 Risen Star Stakes entrant Gold Hawk’s pedigree. He’s from the last US crop of Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, who was sold to Japan for the 2011 breeding season. Empire Maker is a son of Derby winner Unbridled and is the sire of 45 black type winners to date, including […] Read More...

Risen Star starter Gold Hawk’s Winchell links

Here’s some background on G2 Risen Star Stakes entrant Gold Hawk’s pedigree. He’s from the last US crop of Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, who was sold to Japan for the 2011 breeding season. Empire Maker is a son of Derby winner Unbridled and is the sire of 45 black type winners to date, including […] Read More...

Tapit’s Winchell cross with Carols Christmas

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s recent Southwest Stakes winner Tapiture was the subject of this post three days ago. By Tapit from Free Spin, by Olympio, Tapiture’s pedigree has the Winchell imprimatur on it from many angles: Tapit was raced by Winchell, as were Free Spin (and much of her tail-female family from 3rd dam Debs Angel […] Read More...

Tapit’s Winchell cross with Carols Christmas

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s recent Southwest Stakes winner Tapiture was the subject of this post three days ago. By Tapit from Free Spin, by Olympio, Tapiture’s pedigree has the Winchell imprimatur on it from many angles: Tapit was raced by Winchell, as were Free Spin (and much of her tail-female family from 3rd dam Debs Angel […] Read More...

Tapiture’s pedigree reeked of failure until Tapit injected class

Tapiture defeated the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Strong Mandate in the G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn today, and that’s a good entry point for discussing the colt’s fairly weak and speed-oriented pedigree. Lukas may not know that Tapiture’s 3rd dam is Debs Angel, but he purchased and trained Debs Angel for Lee and Debi Lewis many […] Read More...

Tapiture’s pedigree reeked of failure until Tapit injected class

Tapiture defeated the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Strong Mandate in the G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn today, and that’s a good entry point for discussing the colt’s fairly weak and speed-oriented pedigree. Lukas may not know that Tapiture’s 3rd dam is Debs Angel, but he purchased and trained Debs Angel for Lee and Debi Lewis many […] Read More...

Who gets the Triple Crown trips?

I was on Steve Byk’s radio show At the Races yesterday discussing Triple Crown colts. These conversations—if you’ve listened over the last year or so, you know this—are unscripted and can meander all over the place,  mostly because Steve is up on pedigree and turf history and has the ability to swim to depths most […] Read More...

Who gets the Triple Crown trips?

I was on Steve Byk’s radio show At the Races yesterday discussing Triple Crown colts. These conversations—if you’ve listened over the last year or so, you know this—are unscripted and can meander all over the place,  mostly because Steve is up on pedigree and turf history and has the ability to swim to depths most […] Read More...

Close Call: Kitten’s Joy Edges Speightstown to Top Sire List

It was an extremely close race, but it appears Ramsey Farm’s Kitten’s Joy has secured the title of leading North American sire by earnings for 2013. Heading into today’s cards,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Coolmore puts its money down on War Front’s projection

War Front’s stud fee has followed the upward trajectory of Tapit’s, and in 2014 both young sires—two of the best in North America—will stand for $150,000 after beginning their respective careers modestly. Tapit began for $15,000 at Gainesway in 2005, spent some time at $12,500 during the difficult early years, then started the upward march […] Read More...

Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale: active trade in upper market leads to robust gains

DRF | 12 months ago
Forty-three yearlings sold for $100,000 or more during the two-day Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale on Saturday and Sunday night at the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., propelling the sale’s average up 16 percent to $72,480. Read More...

Normandy Invasion gives Tapit solid Derby chance

DRF | 1 year ago
Wood Memorial runner-up Normandy Invasion is looking to give Rick Porter his first Kentucky Derby victory after the owner came close twice before, and could give trainer Chad Brown his first win in the classic in his first attempt. Read More...

Havre de Grace in foal to Tapit

DRF | 1 year ago
Record-priced mare Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year, has been confirmed in foal to Tapit. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Florida sale: A. P. Indy’s influence reigns supreme

DRF | 1 year ago
Joe Nevills and Nicole Russo On the day a juvenile from his final crop sold for seven figures, the influence of the great A.P. Indy continued to be apparent at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training. Of the sale's top 10 highest-priced horses, nine were sired by A.P. Indy, one of his sons, or a grandson. That included the sale topper, a Bernardini colt who went for $1.6 million to Robert LaPenta. read more Read More...

Havre de Grace to Tapit for first mating; Plum Pretty to Distorted Humor

DRF | 2 years ago
Joe Nevills 0 Barbara D. LivingstonReigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace will visit the court of Tapit in 2013.Reigning Horse of the Y... Read More...

Havre de Grace settles in to farm life, mate to be decided [Poll]

DRF | 2 years ago
Joe Nevills 0 Fasig-Tipton PhotoReigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, who sold to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $10 million at t... Read More...

Gainesway: Tapit to stand for $125,000 in 2013

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding staff 0 Gainesway in Lexington, Ky.,  released 2013 stud fees for its 10-stallion roster on Friday, and kept Tapit&rsquo... Read More...

Zenyatta to be bred to Tapit, Mosses say

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Ann and Jerry Moss will breed their popular 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta to Tapit this year, according to an announcement the couple posted March 22 at Zenyatta.com.read more Read More...

Travel plans set for Hansen

By NYRA PRESS Champion Two-Year-Old Male Hansen’s ravel plans for next Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham are set, co-owner Dr. Kendall Hansen said Friday. Dr. Hansen said the colt will fly to New York on Feb. 29, the Wednesday before the Gotham, after turning in his final breeze at Gulfstream Park, possibly on Monday. Read More...

Dancinginherdreams Wins in Return

Courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo “I’m not sure I want her to see Awesome Feather for $150,000 at this point. You don’t want to play the University of Kentucky (basketball) at home either.” –John Ward Jr. on the possibility of ... Read More...

Tapit’s Trappe Shot rolls in G2 True North

Tapit's 4-year-old colt Trappe Shot sailed to an 8 1/2-length victory in the Grade 2 True North... Read More...