05/13/2016 1:00PM

Carrie beats high-priced filly


The well-bred Carrie served up an upset against Tap It All in a maiden special weight race Thursday at Santa Anita, defeating the high-priced filly by 2 3/4 lengths.

It was the second start for the Florida-bred Carrie, who is trained by Charles Stutts for owner Bryan Carney. She finished second in her debut at Los Alamitos last month.

Carrie, by young Florida sire Gone Astray, is out of the winning Alleged mare Adalene, making her a half-sister to stakes winner A.P. Flatter. Adalene is a half-sister to Grade 2 winners Mission Impazible and Forest Camp, Grade 3 winner Spanish Empire, and stakes winner Kiddari.

Tap It All, trained by Doug O’Neill, was an $800,000 purchase by Doug’s brother Dennis O’Neill, shopping for owner Paul Reddam and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, who runs as ERJ Racing. Reddam is a hockey enthusiast who named Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, among others, for notable NHL players. Reddam and Johnson are friends and co-own a few horses together; Johnson recently attended the Derby with the owner’s group.

Tap It All is by freshman sire Tapizar, who stands alongside his powerhouse sire, Tapit, at Gainesway. The filly is the first foal out of the New York-bred stakes winner Yawkey Way. It is the extended family of Grade 1 winners Emcee, Competitive Edge, Awesome Humor, and All Fired Up.