Tapit at Gainesway

Tapit at Gainesway

Kevin Thompson

Tapit Clears $100M Mark in Progeny Earnings

Gainesway stallion achieved milestone with Cupid's Indiana Derby win July 16.

Leading sire Tapit  reached a significant milestone when his son Cupid  won the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) the evening of June 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

The victory took career earnings of the Gainesway stallion's progeny past the $100 million mark, a milestone achieved with nine crops of racing age.

Tapit set a United States progeny earnings record of $16.8 million when he became leading sire for the first time in 2014, and broke the record last year with $18.4 million. He leads the list this year with $11.6 million.

"Tapit is no stranger to remarkable achievements as a sire, whether it's on the racetrack or in the sales ring," said Ian Tapp, who handles sales and bloodstock development at Gainesway in Kentucky. "Tapit is coming off a year when his yearlings averaged $615,000 and the mares in foal to him averaged $1.5 million.

"So when you consider the crops that are still in the pipeline, it's obvious that crossing the $100 million mark in progeny earnings is going to be just another footnote to Tapit's incredible career."

Tapit stands for a $300,000 fee at Gainesway. His book has been limited to 135 this year.