Pleasant Tap

My Majestic Rose Wears Down Favored Sneaking Out In Summertime Oaks

Judy Hicks’ homebred My Majestic Rose ranged up outside the frontrunner and favorite Sneaking Out, then battled that filly down the lane to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Summertime Oaks by a half-length. The 3-year-old Majestic Warrior filly, trained by Rodolphe Brisset and sent to post at odds of 5-1, covered 1 1/16 miles over Santa […]

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Millionaire Sahara Sky Retired, To Stand In Indiana

G1 winner Sahara Sky has been retired, according to The 8-year-old son of Pleasant Tap earned more than $1.1 million over the course of his lengthy career, and will stand at Kerry and Leigh Ann Hopper’s R Star Stallions in Indiana for 2017. Co-owned by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Kim Lloyd, and MB Stallions, Sahara […]

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Sahara Sky Rallies Late to Win San Carlos

Sahara Sky is back. Dead last, eight lengths off the lead with a quarter of a mile to run, the 6-year-old horse by Pleasant Tap avenged a disappointing run off the bench Feb. 2 to win Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under Joel Rosario, covering seven […]

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PRESS RELEASE Champion racehorse and influential sire PLEASANT TAP was euthanized on October 8 due to laminitis at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. Bred and raced by Thomas Mellon Evans, the 23-year-old stallion was the son of champion and Kentucky Derby winner Pleasant Colony. Out of […]

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It took a photo finish camera to separate the first two finishers of the Florida Derby on March 20, but pedigree authority Edwin Anthony finds the bloodlines of both the winner, Ice Box, and runner-up Pleasant Prince so intriguing that he’s decided to analyze both in this week’s examination of Triple Crown contenders. – Ray […]

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