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Tapit Leads Gainesway’s 2020 Roster At $200,000

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by commercial juggernaut Tapit. Leading sire Tapit, currently the number-one ranked sire in North America by stakes winners and graded stakes winners, will stand for $200,000 in 2020. Tapit is sire of 25 Grade 1 winners, more than any other active sire […]

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Early Mares Bred To Gainesway’s Tapwrit Confirmed In Foal

Tapwrit, a classic winner and millionaire by Tapit, is off to a solid start at stud with a number of his first mares bred already confirmed in foal. “Reminiscent of his sire Tapit, Tapwrit has made a fast start to his stud career,” said Michael Hernon of Gainesway. “Tapwrit is showing strong libido and very […]

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Gainesway Sets 2019 Fees, Topped By Tapit At $225,000

Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., has released the full list of advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, topped by perennial leading sire Tapit at $225,000. Empire Maker (by Unbridled), who will enter his fourth season at Gainesway since returning from Japan, will stand for $85,000. His first foals since his repatriation will be 2-year-olds of […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit Retired To Gainesway For 2019

Belmont Stakes winner and millionaire Tapwrit has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gainesway for a $12,500 stud fee in 2019. A gray son of three-time leading sire Tapit, Tapwrit was a $1.2-million yearling purchase by Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Tapwrit […]

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Tapwrit ‘Struggled With The Track,’ Will Be Trained Toward Woodward

Following Tapwrit’s distant fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney after thunderstorms delayed the start contributing to a sloppy track, trainer Todd Pletcher made no excuses for the 4-year-old son of Tapit, who still remains in search of his first win since capturing the last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. “He seemed to come out of the race […]

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Diversify Shakes Loose For Sloppy Whitney Score; Mind Your Biscuits Second Again

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify led a New York-bred exacta in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, leading the field throughout to cross the wire 3 1/2 lengths in front of Mind Your Biscuits. After waiting out a lengthy rain delay in the paddock, the 5-year-old gelding by Bellamy Road clocked nine furlongs over Saratoga’s sloppy […]

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Pletcher Pleased With Inside Whitney Post For Tapwrit

Trainer Todd Pletcher said Thursday morning he is encouraged by Tapwrit’s inside post in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney as the 2017 Belmont Stakes winner prepares to make his third start of the year. “Actually I like the draw,” said the three-time Whitney-winning trainer. “I think he’s a horse that’s better off being in […]

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New York-Breds Diversify, Mind Your Biscuits To Clash In Whitney

On Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious races will come down to a New York-style affair as New York-bred Horse of the Year candidates Diversify and Mind Your Biscuits top a field of eight in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney. The 91st running of the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, a […]

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Tapwrit ‘Full Of Himself’ In Final Work For Whitney

Tapwrit turned in his final official workout for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney, breezing four furlongs in 49.11 seconds on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Saturday morning. The Whitney is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, Tapwrit worked outside of Argentine import Village King and finished on even […]

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Pletcher Hoping To ‘Sharpen’ Vino Rosso For Distance Cutback In Jim Dandy

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Vino Rosso turned in his final work for next weekend’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday morning over Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track in company with Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney-bound Tapwrit. Vino Rosso, fourth to Justify in the Belmont Stakes last time out, and 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit went the first quarter-mile in 25 […]

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