It’s A Girl! Champion Songbird Has Filly By Tapit

by | 01.27.2020 | 1:20pm
Songbird and her newborn Tapit filly at Timber Town Farm in Lexington, Ky.

Songbird, a two-time champion and near-record priced auction horse, had her second foal, a filly by commercial juggernaut Tapit, on Jan. 26 at Timber Town Farm in Lexington, Ky.

The announcement was made through Timber Town's social media channels, which reported that both mare and foal were doing well following the birth.

The birth comes just two days shy of the calendar birthday for Songbird's first foal, an Arrogate filly who was born on Jan. 28, 2019.

Songbird, a 7-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, is owned by Mandy Pope of Florida-based Whisper Hill Farm, who boards her high-profile broodmare band at Timber Town. Pope acquired Songbird for $9.5 million at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November sale, just missing the all-time record price for a broodmare prospect at North American auction of $10 million set by former Fox Hill Farm stablemate and current Pope broodmare band member Havre de Grace.

Over the course of three seasons, Songbird won 13 of 15 starts for earnings of $4,692,000. She was named champion 2-year-old filly of 2015 and champion 3-year-old filly of 2016, with nine Grade 1 victories including the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Keeneland.

Tapit, a 19-year-old son of Pulpit, stands at Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $200,000.

A perennial leading sire on the racetrack and in the auction ring, Tapit is the sire of runners including champions Untapable, Hansen, Stardom Bound and Unique Bella, as well as classic winners Tapwrit, Tonalist, and Creator.

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