01/20/2017 12:42PM

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Two of Tapit's best retire for 2017

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Barbara D. Livingston
Standout miler Anchor Down joins his leading sire Tapit at Gainesway this season.

Two of reigning leading sire Tapit’s best runners from a Beyer Speed Figure standpoint will be among Kentucky’s new stallions of 2017.

Frosted, who retires to Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky, earned the year’s top figure with a 123 for his 14 1/4-length romp in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park. That also was the top career Beyer for Tapit, far surpassing the 112 awarded to Trappe Shot for a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes in 2011 at Saratoga.

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Second to Frosted in the Met Mile was Anchor Down, who joins Tapit in the Gainesway stallion complex for 2017. Anchor Down won a pair of New York’s other mile events last year in the Grade 2 Kelso and Grade 3 Westchester Stakes. In the Kelso, he posted a Beyer of 108, tied for the 10th-highest figure of Tapit’s career.

“Anchor Down’s unique combination of pedigree, physical, and raw miler speed gives him the potential to make a very successful sire,” Gainesway president Antony Beck said.

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