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Tapit Colt

    • Standout colt by Dominant Sire

    • Day 3 Session-Topper at OBS April

    • Heads to Hall of Famer McGaughey

Flightline (by Tapit) is one of the most exciting horses in training. And he’s a very valuable stallion prospect. So when we had the chance to recreate the Flightline magic with another grand-looking son of Tapit, we jumped on it.

West Point will race this hunk of a colt in partnership with Gainesway and Lane’s End two of the game’s most well-respected and prominent owners and stallion stations.

The colt is headed to Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, in many ways a no-brainer. The dam’s side is a Phipps family. Shug trained his dam Pension, his grandsire Seeking the Gold, his second dam grade 1 winner Furlough, and her sire Easy Goer. And Shug is a Hall of Famer who knows how to develop Derby prospects.

He sizzled through a quarter-mile in 20.4, an exceptional time for a big, two-turn colt. His stride length is well above average, and a 75 Breeze Figure puts him in the elite category.

The colt’s dam is a tremendous producer. All seven of her foals of racing age are winners, including three stakes horses. Full sister Thoughtfully who captured a Grade 2 for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga, and a half brother Annual Report who won a Grade 2 for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park.

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2023.

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

  • Trainer of seven champions
  • Conditioned KY Derby winner Orb and 2019 Derby runner-up Code of Honor
  • Oversees Graded Stakes Winner First Captain for WPT and Woodford Racing
  • Shug’s Hall of Fame inductees include Easy Goer, Heavenly Prize, Inside Information, Lure, Personal Ensign

Gainesway bred the colt and liked him so much they stayed in. We joined forces with Gainesway and Lane’s End to campaign this very special colt and develop him into a valuable stallion prospect. He has all the parts needed to compete at the top of the game and Shug knows how to get him there.

Terry Finley

Tapit Colt Info


  • Trainer: Shug McGaughey
  • Sire: Tapit
  • Dam: Pension
  • Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold
  • Birth Date: February 9, 2020
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 2.78
  • Center of distribution: 0.73
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Work Time: 20.4
  • Stride Length: 26.23

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