Who is the sire of Essential Quality?

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Will essential quality add Tapit to the Derby sire’s Honor Roll?

The A.P. Indy sire line broke through in the 2013 Derby, through grandson Orb (by the A.P. Indy stallion Malibu Moon), and in 2014, a grandson of Pulpit struck – California Chrome. If Essential Quality adds Tapit to the Derby sire’s honor roll, it would be an irony considering the maternal side of his pedigree.

Can Tapit’s horses win Classic Races?

Tapit has sired several horses that performed well over 10+f, some who were able to win classic races on mental grit. Essential Quality certainly was one of the better examples of this, very mentally focused but lacking true classic speed. I mean no one was beating Knicks Go when he got the lead.

Will essential quality add Tapit to the Derby Honor Roll?

If Essential Quality adds Tapit to the Derby sire’s honor roll, it would be an irony considering the maternal side of his pedigree. Essential Quality’s dam, Grade 3-placed Delightful Quality, is related to the champion who beat Tapit in that 2004 Derby, Smarty Jones.

Could essential quality be Tapit’s first ever Kentucky Derby winner?

Top sire Tapit, and global operation Godolphin, are still seeking an elusive first Kentucky Derby (G1) winner. Both could achieve the goal simultaneously courtesy of Essential Quality, who comes from the same female line as Smarty Jones.

Is Tapit a good horse to sire?

Tapit has sired several horses that performed well over 10+f, some who were able to win classic races on mental grit. Essential Quality certainly was one of the better examples of this, very mentally focused but lacking true classic speed.

How many Belmont Stakes has Tapit won in his career?

Over the past 4 years, Tapit had produced 3 Belmont Stakes winners (one of his runners even covered 12f in under 2:28 which is rare for a 3 year old in this decade). Has there ever been a sire dominating a 3YO classic race like this in a span of 4 or 5 years?

What happened to Tapit the horse?

Just when it looked like Master David had the race won, Tapit, his head cocked toward the grandstand, came charging up on the outside like a dead-fit horse and spurted in the final yards to win by a half-length, covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 3/5. Ferriday headed back to the barn area with Tapit, and was amazed what the colt had accomplished.

Will Tapit get more TC Race (s)?

Now with two top Derby contenders in Essential Quality and Greatest Honour, even at age 20, Tapit still might get more TC race (s) before he is pensioned. Happy 20th birthday Tapit!! Hope your son Essential Quality can get the job done for you today in the Southwest!

Is Tapit a good horse to breed?

Tapit has produced the most successful foals from mares that “nick” or complement the genetic strengths in his pedigree. Tapit is inbred to Nijinsky, a son of Northern Dancer, and many of his best offspring are out of mares who also carry Northern Dancer breeding, but via different lines.

Is Tapit a good horse for the Belmont?

His pedigree is suited for stretching out to a mile and a half as Tapit has already sired three Belmont winners, and he should not be too far off what could be a modest pace either. Essential Quality is a leading win candidate in Belmont 153 and is a must-use in all exotic tickets.

Is Tapit Godolphin’s best Kentucky Derby horse ever?

Tapit has furnished Godolphin’s best Kentucky Derby result so far, the fourth-place effort by Frosted (2015) behind American Pharoah. Only one of Tapit’s progeny has placed in the Derby, Tacitus (2019), and he was elevated to third upon the disqualification of Maximum Security. Yet Tapit has been a force in the Belmont S. (G1).

How good was Tapit the horse?

Tapit was a good but not a great racer; he had one grade 1 win and he won 3 of 6 races, very respectable, but not a racing super star, and no one expected his tremendous impact at stud. Yet, this modest racehorse led the sire list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and still today he is near the top.

How many foals has Tapit ever had?

The largest number of named foals Tapit has had in a single crop is 127 and his book is limited now, so his foal crops are averaging somewhere around 110. Another in demand stallion, War Front has had even smaller crops with none hitting even 90 through 2014. It will be hard to find a stallion to match or surpass what he has accomplished as a sire.

What can we learn from Tapit?

Tapit is a living example of success in carrying on not just the sire line, but keeping the genetic power at a high. I think we could learn something from him and his lineage. (Access pedigrees by tapping on links: Tapit)

Is there a stallion similar to Tapit in America?

If there is a stallion in America whose influence is even close to Tapit’s, it is Unbridled, and to a lesser extent, his son Unbridled’s Song.

What was Tapit like as a racehorse?

As for Tapit’s courage and fortitude as a racehorse, he literally brought Dickinson to tears following his remarkable victory in the Wood Memorial, a race Dickinson was convinced he was going to lose even before he shipped him up to Aqueduct.

Is Tapit as unconventional as his trainer?

But as it turned out, Tapit proved to be as unconventional as his trainer, who has made a habit of accomplishing the seemingly impossible.

How many times has Tapit’s son won the Belmont?

Not only did his son Creator win the 2016 Belmont, another of Tapit’s sons, Lani, finished a fast-closing third, beaten only 1 1/2 lengths. So in the last four Belmonts, Tapit’s sons have three wins, a second, and a third.

What are gaited horses bred for?

Many new owners and riders are attracted to gaited breeds like Kentucky Mountain Horses, Missouri Fox Trotter Horses, and Icelandic Horses. These horses are bred for good temperaments and hardiness. But, again, much depends on individual temperament and training.

What horse won the first Kentucky Derby in 1914?

Regret is the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby. In 1914 and 1915, Regret rewrote horseracing history. In 1914 she became the first to win all three prestigious two-year-old stakes races, the Sanford Stakes, Hopeful Stakes, and Saratoga Special Stakes.