11/03/2014 6:57PM

Tapit to stand for $300,000 in 2015


Gainesway stallion Tapit, who recently broke the single-year record for North American progeny earnings, will stand for an advertised fee of $300,000 during the 2015 breeding season.

The 13-year-old son of Pulpit is the first North American stallion to stand for that amount since 2008, when Storm Cat, A.P. Indy, and Distorted Humor each commanded that fee. The pensioned Kingmambo also stood for $300,000 within the past decade.

The fee will likely give Tapit the highest stud fee of the upcoming breeding season. He stood for the co-highest price in 2014, sharing the mantle with Claiborne Farm stallion War Front at $150,000.

Tapit currently sits as North America’s leading sire by 2014 progeny earnings, with $15,246,849. His runners are led by Breeders’ Cup Distaff and Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable and Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist.

Tapit was also North America’s leading yearling sire for a second year in a row with an average sale price of $628,289. He was the leading sire by gross at the Keeneland September yearling sale for a third straight year, with 36 foals bringing $21,725,000. He more than doubled the gross of the next-closest stallion with nine fewer horses sold.

-Additional reporting by Nicole Russo