01/20/2017 11:42AM

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

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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