In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Tapwrit, First Crop Weanlings Of 2020

Going to stud with a classic win under one’s belt is often enough to generate plenty of interest in a young stallion. Being a son of top commercial sire Tapit with a classic score on the resume only serves to further fuel the fire.

On this edition of In The Stud, we speak to Sean Tugel of Gainesway about Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes winner whose first foals are weanlings of 2020.

Tapwrit was slotted for big things after selling for $1.2 million as a yearling, and he lived up to the lofty expectations. As a juvenile, he won the Pulpit Stakes going a mile at Gulfstream Park. He then emerged as one of the top 3-year-olds of his class the following season, winning the G2 Tampa Bay Derby in the spring and adding the crown jewel to his resume in the summer when he won the Belmont Stakes.

Tapwrit is out of the Grade 1-winning Successful Appeal mare Appealing Zophie, making him a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Ride a Comet. He will aim to be the successor to his sire, Tapit, who has been the anchor of the Gainesway stallion roster for a decade and a half.

The In The Stud video series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, features up-and-coming names in the stallion ranks, with a focus on those whose first foals are weanlings of 2020. Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills interviews farm staff about the stallion’s appealing qualities and what mares might work best with them, while giving viewers and potential breeders a chance to see the stallion on the walk and on the racetrack.

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