09/05/2016 11:50AM

Grade 1 dead heat for Tapit daughters

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Barbara D. Livingston
The Tapit fillies Pretty City Dancer (left) and Sweet Loretta hit the wire together in the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga on Saturday.

Two-time reigning leading sire Tapit recorded a rare feat Saturday at Saratoga when his daughters Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta finished in a dead heat for the win in the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes.

It is believed to be the first dead-heat sweep for a sire in a Grade 1 or Group 1 event since Prince of Dance and Scenic, both by Sadler’s Wells, won the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes in 1988.

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Tapit, who stands at Gainesway Farm, leads the North American general sires list by earnings through the first two-thirds of 2016. His other Grade 1 winners this season include Belmont Stakes winner Creator and Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney winner Frosted.