Tapit Colt Tops Second Session at $700,000

Tapit Colt Tops Second Session at $700,000
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Hip #402, a gray or roan colt by Tapit was bought for $700,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

A strapping gray or roan colt by Tapit   was bought for $700,000 by Stonestreet Thoroughbreds to top the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 11.

Consigned by Gainesway, agent for McMillin Sales and the Tapit Syndicate, the colt is out of the stakes-placed Editor's Note mare Tempting Note.

"It was a great Tapit...he showed himself great," said bloodstock agent John Moynihan, who signed the ticket on behalf of Barbara Banke of Stonestreet. "The mare has been bred to Tapit twice, and she's had two stakes (quality) horses. So we'll take a shot. It was a lot of money, but we'll keep our fingers crossed."

Tempting Note, who placed in two stakes during her career, has produced two full siblings to the $700,000 colt: Five-year-old Tempted to Tapit, who placed in the 2010 Risen Star (gr. II) and Sunland Derby (gr. III); and  3-year-old Dance Card, who fetched $750,000 as a 2-year-old.

Consigned by Vision Racing & Sales through John Stephens, agent to the 2011 Fasig Tipton Florida March sale, Dance Card was bought by John Ferguson.

"(Dance Card) is in training with John Stephens and is probably going to run next week in an overnight stakes," said Moynihan. "I think she'll be really tough."

The $700,000 Tapit colt's third dam is grade III winner Thinghatab (by Al Hattab). Also from the family of grade III winner Tabayour, he was bred in Kentucky by Bruce McMillin and the Tapit Syndicate.

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