12/15/2017 12:30PM

Tapizar tops Beyer Sire Performance Standings for second-crop sires

Barbara D. Livingston
Tapizar tops the standings for second-crop sires whose runners have earned 90-plus and 100-plus Beyer Speed Figures.

It has been a big year for the sire class that debuted in 2013. The group’s first crop of 3-year-olds cleared two of the three Triple Crown races, with Always Dreaming winning the Kentucky Derby for Bodemeister and Cloud Computing taking down the Preakness Stakes for Maclean’s Music.

Flying a bit under the radar this year was Tapizar, whose runners put together a consistent campaign that saw the sire finish atop his class of second-crop sires by Beyer Speed Figures earned over both the 90 and 100 thresholds.

Through Dec. 15, Tapizar’s runners have met or exceeded a 90 speed figure on 13 occasions this year, and four of his foals’ races have resulted in 100-plus speed figures.

Leading the charge for Tapizar is Mr. Crow, who accounted for four of his sire’s 90-plus Beyers and two of the 100-plus figures. The 3-year-old colt turned in Tapizar’s highest Beyer to date, a 109, during a 11 1/2-length maiden special weight win at Saratoga. He followed with an allowance win at the same track, in which he earned a 104 Beyer.

Tapizar’s other two 100-plus figures came from American Pastime, who earned a 105 in a runner-up effort in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes and a 102 while fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

Tapizar, a 9-year-old son of Tapit, stands at Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $12,500.