05/26/2016 4:21PM

Gainesway's Tapizar sires first winner


Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Tapizar sired his first winner when the 2-year-old colt Draft Beer won the fifth race at Gulfstream Park today, a $40,000 maiden special weight race for Florida-bred juveniles going 4 1/2 furlongs.

Trained by Dane Kobiskie and owned by PTK LLC, Draft Beer, 4-1, won the race by 4 1/2 lengths over 3-5 favorite Animal Quiet (by Iqbaal) in the final time of :51.65 while leading all the way. PTK bought the colt for $23,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Bred by Harriett Finkelstein and Hartley de Renzo Thoroughbreds, Draft Beer was second in his career debut on May 12 at Gulfstream.

Tapizar, a son of leading sire Tapit out of the Deputy Minister mare Winning Call, stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., for a fee of $15,000, the same as his first year at stud, 2013. He has 100 foals in his first crop and 78 foals in his second. He has had four starters.

Tapizar was bred and raced by Winchell Thoroughbreds and won six of 14 starts and earned $972,632 while racing from ages 2 to 4.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Tapizar won the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park over Rail Trip in his last career start. Earlier that year, he won the Grade 2 San Fernando Stakes, and at 3, won the Grade 3 Sham Stakes and West Virginia Governor’s Stakes.

Tapizar comes from a female family developed by the Winchell family. The second dam is Del Mar Debutante Stakes winner Call Now, by Wild Again out of Carols Christmas, and she was bred and raced by the late Verne H. Winchell. Carols Christmas, by Whitesburg, produced the top horse Olympio, winner of the Arkansas Derby among his many stakes wins, and it’s the family of champion Untapable and stakes winners and sires Paddy O’Prado and Cuvee.