10/29/2008 11:00PM

Gainesway boosts Tapit's fee to $35K


Tapit, whose first crop included the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, Stardom Bound, will get a hefty fee raise from $12,500 to $35,000 for 2009.

Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., noted Stardom Bound's three Grade 1 wins this year as part of the decision to boost her sire's fee. Tapit, a 7-year-old Pulpit horse, also has sired Laragh, a stakes winner who was third in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and the Grade 3-placed Retap in his initial crop.

Tapit is the only Gainesway sire whose fee will increase next year. The farm lowered prices on all other stallions except Birdstone, who remains at $10,000.

Other Gainesway stallions and their 2009 fees are Afleet Alex, $25,000; Corinthian, $30,000; Cuvee, $6,500; Mr. Greeley, $100,000; Orientate, $17,500; Smoke Glacken, $17,500; Strategic Mission, $4,000; and Whywhywhy, $7,500.