11/09/2012 4:38PM

Gainesway: Tapit to stand for $125,000 in 2013


Gainesway in Lexington, Ky.,  released 2013 stud fees for its 10-stallion roster on Friday, and kept Tapit’s fee at $125,000, the same as 2012, while it adds two new stallions, recent Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Tapizar and multiple Grade 1 winner To Honor and Serve.

Tapit, a 9-year-old son of Pulpit, is currently fourth on the North American general sire list, and he continues to bolster his reputation as one of the most productive young sires standing in the U.S. In addition to Tapizar, Tapit’s top runners in 2012 include multiple Grade 1 winner Tapitsfly, Grade 3 winner Hansen, and stakes winner Joyful Victory.

Tapizar, who won a Grade 2 race in addition to his score in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, will stand his initial season for $15,000. To Honor and Serve, a four-year-old by Bernardini who won the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes this year and the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby last year, and a total of six career graded stakes, will stand for $30,000.

Gainesway stallions whose fees will remain the same in 2013 are Birdstone, $10,000; Hat Trick, $15,000; and Smoke Glacken, $10,000.

Gainesway stallions whose fees will decrease in 2013 are Afleet Alex, $15,000, from $20,000; Afleet Express, $5,000, from $6,500; Corinthian, $10,000, from $17,500; and Orientate, $6,500, from $7,500.