09/18/2014 12:41PM

Moro Tap to Double Infinity Ranch in Texas


Grade 3-placed Moro Tap has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Double Infinity Ranch in Sulphur Springs, Texas for an advertised fee of $2,500.

The 4-year-old son of Tapit won three of 19 career starts for earnings of $161,816. In addition to placings in the Grade 3 Louisville Handicap and the listed Centaur Stakes, Moro Tap set the course record for a mile and 70 yards at Kentucky Downs, covering the distance in 1:43.45.

Moro Tap was a $10,000 purchase by Off the Hook, agent, from the dispersal of the estate of Edward P. Evans at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale. Off the Hook campaigned the horse in conjunction with Groupo 7 C in his debut start in October 2012, when he finished second at Calder Race Course.

After that start, he was placed in the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale as a horse of racing age, selling to Skychai Racing and Terry Raymond for $350,000. He competed for those connections, as well as additional partners, for the rest of his career and was trained by Mike Maker.

Bred in Virginia by the late Evans, Moro Tap is out of the stakes-winning Silver Ghost mare Ghost Dancing, whose two foals to race are both winners.