Champion Hansen to stand at Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Eclipse Award winner Hansen has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud. The son of Tapit was unbeaten as a two-year-old, winning a five-and-a-half furlong maiden by 12 1/4 lengths and the Listed Kentucky Cup Juvenile by 13¼ lengths before defeating Grade 1-winning juveniles Union Rags, Creative Cause and Dullahan to […]

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2011 champion Hansen retired; stud deal sought

It was the greatest present Dr. Kendall Hansen ever received, but even Christmas doesn’t last forever. The breeder and co-owner of Hansen, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding 2-year-old male, said his multiple graded stakes-winning namesake has officially been retired. A tendon injury was detected in Hansen’s left foreleg just three days before he […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Tapit

The Paulick Report is once again providing comprehensive coverage of the Keeneland September sale, the world’s largest Thoroughbred yearling sale.  The following segment – Stallion Spotlight – is featured in the PR Special, a unique print publication available daily on the grounds at Keeneland. One of the heirs apparent of the A.P. Indy line of […]

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$700,000 Tapit colt tops day 2 of Keeneland sale

Keeneland realized increases average and median prices during the second day of its September Yearling Sale, led by the $700,000 paid by Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables for a colt by leading sire Tapit. On Tuesday, Keeneland sold 186 horses for $32,240,000, down 1.58 percent over 2011 when 200 horses brought $32,756,500. Average price rose 5.83 percent […]

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HRTV video: Zenyatta foal update at seven weeks

It’s been seven weeks now since Zenyatta had her foal by Bernardini.  HRTV paid a visit to Lane’s End Farm this week to check up on the little guy.  Farm manager Mike Cline says he couldn’t be happier with the foal, who is “growing and getting stronger.”  Both mother and foal look happy frolicking in […]

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Three 2-year-olds bring seven figures at Florida Sale

Three colts fetched prices of $1 million or higher during Fasig-Tipton’s select 2-year-olds in training Florida Sale at the Palm Meadows Training Center Monday.  A colt by Big Brown out of the Silver Ghost mare, Cool Ghoul, led the way at $1.3 million, going to Dr. Dermot O’Byrne.  Wavertree Stables was the consignor. Bloodstock agent […]

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Zenyatta’s new mate: Tapit

Owners Jerry and Ann Moss announced today that ZENYATTA, the 2010 Horse of the Year, will be sent to Tapit to be bred in 2012. “ZENYATTA’s pedigree is a great match to the A.P. Indy sire line, and in choosing Tapit, we think this will be a dynamic mating. Her first mating was to Bernardini, […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Stays Strong

For a stallion, one good year can be a fluke. Two good years is a promising trend, and three good years is cause for celebration. The Gainesway Farm stallion Tapit, whose fifth crop of foals will soon be racing, has gone from strength to strength. The son of the A.P. Indy stallion Pulpit was the […]

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Arienza to be bred to Tapit

Trainer Dan Peitz said Arienza, runner-up in last year’s Fantasy who was recently retired, will be bred to Tapit, reports the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway out of Horse of the Year Azeri is owned by Robert and Lawana Low.

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