Triple Tap, Half-Brother To American Pharoah, Scheduled To Debut Saturday

Triple Tap, a half-brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will make his on-track debut in Saturday’s second race at Santa Anita Park, Daily Racing Form reports.

The 3-year-old son of Tapit will race as a homebred for Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Equine, and he is trained by Bob Baffert, who also saddled American Pharoah to a Horse of the Year campaign in 2015. He will be ridden by jockey Flavien Prat.

The colt has been putting in steady workouts for Baffert since November, turning in times at Los Alamitos, and later Santa Anita.

Triple Tap is out of 2015 Broodmare of the Year Littleprincessemma, a daughter of Yankee Gentleman who sold to Summer Wind Farm for $2.1 million at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. At that time, American Pharoah was en route to his first Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old male, and Littleprincessemma was carrying a full-sibling. The ensuing foal was St. Patrick’s Day, a colt who became Group 3-placed in Ireland, and currently stands at stud in Florida.

Triple Tap is a full-brother to Grade 1 winner Chasing Yesterday.

Read more at Daily Racing Form.

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