Grade I winner Tapit was represented by his first U.S. winner when his son Retap won May 14 at Churchill Downs in his first start. A homebred for the Winchell family’s Winchell Thoroughbreds, Retap won the five-furlong race by 3 1/2 lengths in :59.51. Retap is the first foal from the winning Olympio mare Free Spin.
Tapit, whose first winner, Valpit, won in April at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico, scored his big win in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I). Tapit (Pulpit —Tap Your Heels, by Unbridled) stands for $12,500 at the Beck family’s Gainesway Farm near Lexington.