11/30/2015 9:40AM

Tapit breaks own single-season earnings record

Shigeki Kikkawa
Gainesway's leading sire Tapit.

Reigning leading sire Tapit, who stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., has broken his own single-season progeny earnings record for a North American stallion.

Through Nov. 29, Tapit's 2015 earnings stand at $17,853,584, leading Medaglia d'Oro by more than $5 million on the general sire list. Tapit finished his record-setting 2014 season with $16,813,536 in earnings, shattering the previous single-season mark of $14,358,570 established by Smart Strike in 2007.

Tapit's leading earner in 2015 is millionaire Frosted, winner of the Grade 1 Wood Memorial and Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby.

The stallion was represented by nine winners over the long holiday weekend to extend his record margin, including classic winner Tonalist in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile and unbeaten Mohaymen in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes.

In the new Derby Future Sire wager being offered by Churchill Downs for the first time this year, Tapit is the leading individual sire, at 7-1, with Uncle Mo at 9-1. All other sires was the favorite in the pool that closed on Sunday at 2-1.

Tapit will stand for $300,000 in 2016, the highest fee in North America and the same fee as he had this year.