Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners

Foot Injury May Force Tapwrit To Miss Remainder Of Season

Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit may be sidelined for the rest of the year after he came out of the G1 Travers Stakes with an injury to his right front foot. Co-owner Aron Wellman told the Daily Racing Form that the colt shed the frog in his right front foot after the Travers, and has since been sent […]

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Hieroglyphics Translates Ground-Saving Trip Into Better Talk Now Victory

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partner’s Hieroglyphics used a ground-saving trip and well-timed stretch run by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to best the field of six to win by a neck in the $100,000 Better Talk Now at Saratoga Race Course on Monday, completing the one-mile course in 1:33.69. The son of Pioneerof the Nile sat […]

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Gainesway, Whisper Hill Join Partnership In Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit

Antony Beck’s Gainesway and Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and Travers Stakes (G1) contender Tapwrit, the partners announced Aug. 7. Gainesway and Whisper Hill will join Bridlewood, Eclipse, and LaPenta in racing the son of Gainesway’s three-time champion […]

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Grade 1 Winner Illuminant Retired From Racing

Illuminant, a Grade 1 winner by Quality Road, has officially been retired from racing. According to trainer, Michael McCarthy, Illuminant emerged from a workout last week exhibiting some signs of minor discomfort and subsequent diagnostics revealed enough wear and tear for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, SF Bloodstock and Sol Kumin to determine that the best thing […]

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Earth Becomes First Winner For Freshman Sire Orb

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ juvenile colt Earth became the first winner for his sire, Kentucky Derby winner Orb, when he got up nearing the wire to win a five-furlong turf maiden contest at Gulfstream Park June 11. It was the career debut for Earth, who is out of Mullins Bay, an unraced daughter of Speightstown that […]

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$1.2 Million Gamble Pays Off As Tapwrit Captures Belmont Stakes

Horse racing is full of gamblers, from the bettors who play the races on the front side to the owners taking a chance on young bloodstock at the sales. Such was the case with Aron Wellman at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale when he came across a yearling son of Tapit. Wellman gathered his Eclipse […]

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Belmont Stakes Runner-Up Destin Returning From Nine-Month Layoff

Twin Creeks Racing and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Destin, runner-up in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, is preparing to return from a nine-month layoff in an allowance race Sunday at Belmont Park. Most recently, the Todd Pletcher trainee finished ninth in the Aug. 27 Travers. According to, the son of Giant’s Causeway has turned in seven […]

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Heavy Favorite War Correspondent Takes Miami Mile

War Corresondent, a 7-year-old son of War Front who began his career in France, scored his second U.S. graded stakes victory on Saturday as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade 3 Miami Mile at Gulfstream Park. Under Tyler Gaffalione, the Christophe Clement trainee came from just off the pace to defeat longshot front-runner Applicator by […]

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Wellman And The Three-Way Partnership It Took To Land ‘Standout’ Yearling Tapwrit

The very first time Aron Wellman, President of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, laid eyes on the gray son of Tapit at the Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, he was “smitten” with the colt, according to “This colt was a standout,” Wellman said. “He had so much substance, depth and scope to him. He had good bones […]

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