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halo
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Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:42 pm

It's Tapit's World.

We're just honored to be living in it.
middleground
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Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:57 pm

I never, ever would have predicted his success at stud: wrong AGAIN.
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CoronadosQuest
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Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:21 pm

And a good looking world it is! I love Tapit babies and their pretty faces :)
Izvestia
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:06 am

Yes. But can they get a mile and a quarter?
Izvestia
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:55 pm

It's February, and I wouldn't count out War Front. ;)
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:32 pm

How long before Zen's and Rachel's Tapit kids hit the track? The anticipation for those two is going to be off the charts.
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:55 pm

Oh, I agree, $400,000 is a LOT too much for him...but so is $150,000. They are both listed at $150,000...if you look at the top 5 right now, Candy Ride is a steal at $35,000(if you can actually get to him for that). The top two from last year are 14th and 17th respectively right now.

War Front was 5th for All Sires in 2013. Tapit was 7th. They were pretty close to each other. War Front is definitely slow to start this year.

I'd be happy owning a mare in foal to either one right now, that's for sure.

Maybe we should bookmark this topic until Dec 31, 2014, see what the end of year looks like! ;)
carole
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:02 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:How long before Zen's and Rachel's Tapit kids hit the track? The anticipation for those two is going to be off the charts.
Well Zenyatta's is just a yearling whilst Rachel Alexandra never had a Tapit baby.

They both had babies by Bernardini. Zenyatta's (Cozmic One, a colt) is 2 and Rachel's (an un-named filly) is a yearling.
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:03 pm

I adore Tapit and his offspring and look forward to the racing year for his babies.(though i had a heart attack at the subject line, thought something had happened)
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Flanders
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:25 pm

War Front really isn't slow to start this year. He has 3 Stakes Winners from 40 starters. Quite a few of his runners are also in Europe, which doesn't start their flat season until usually the end of March. He also has a lot smaller crops that Tapit.
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:37 pm

Wait til War Front's crops show up from his really good mares. He's still operating on the crops when he stood for $15,000 (and less, I heard) and didnt get top mares.

I would never have predicted either Tapit or War Front to have done what they did. Thats what makes breeding so friggin fun...you just never know who is going to "do it".

They are doing it.
halo
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:53 pm

Izvestia wrote:Yes. But can they get a mile and a quarter?
Headache won the Hawthorne Gold Cup, Rattlesnake Bridge was beat a length by Stay Thirsty in the Travers, Oilisblackgold ran second in the Tokyo City Cup at 1 1/2 miles. As few chances as horses have to run 1 1/4, seems like they have no problem with it.
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:14 pm

"...Rachel Alexandra never had a Tapit baby."
Oh duh...again. My forehead is going to have a permanent red mark from palm-slapping myself. :oops:
I forgot that Rachel's first foal was by Curlin, and then she went to Bernardini.
Speaking of that Curlin colt, have there been any updates/photos of Jess's Dream?
mimi6920
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Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:41 pm

When comparing Tapit with War Front (disclaimer: I love both stallions) you have to remember that Tapit has more than double the number of foals than War Front does. War Front has 40 runners (we are still in his smaller, less quality mare crops) and Tapit has 128 runners, and we are getting to the crops where he was starting to get really good mares. I think both are tremendous success stories.
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:27 am

halo wrote:Wait til War Front's crops show up from his really good mares. He's still operating on the crops when he stood for $15,000 (and less, I heard) and didnt get top mares.

I would never have predicted either Tapit or War Front to have done what they did. Thats what makes breeding so friggin fun...you just never know who is going to "do it".

They are doing it.

And we have both Tapit and War Front foals from Zenyatta to look forward too!
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mariasmon
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:53 am

Is it OK if I'm mostly excited about Precious Kitten's Tapit colt, who's now 2? Although, her first 2 foals haven't made it to the track, so I'm not getting overly optimistic about this one (who remains unnamed).
middleground
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Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:58 pm

Another huge day for Tapit.
halo
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Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:03 pm

I was just going to resurrect this.

Ive never seen anything like it.
Izvestia
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Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:21 pm

I don't dispute he's having a sensational year, BUT, can a Tapit get 10 furlongs?
EquineAnne
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Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:38 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:"...Rachel Alexandra never had a Tapit baby."
Oh duh...again. My forehead is going to have a permanent red mark from palm-slapping myself. :oops:
I forgot that Rachel's first foal was by Curlin, and then she went to Bernardini.
Speaking of that Curlin colt, have there been any updates/photos of Jess's Dream?
http://www.drf.com/news/first-foals-out ... ce-careers

Jess's Dream is gorgeous!
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