Tags ‘Tapit’

Simon: Feast or famine for consignors in current auction climate

DRF | 2 weeks 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 | 2 months 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 | 2 months 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 | 2 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 1 year 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 | 2 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...

Tonalist gives Tapit his first classic winner as sire

DRF | 2 years 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 | 3 years 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 | 3 years 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 | 3 years 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 | 3 years 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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...