Tapizar retired, headed to Gainesway
Beck further noted Tapizar's precocity and commercial appeal.
"Tapizar broke his maiden by 10 (1/2) lengths as a two-year-old at Churchill, then won his graded stakes debut (in the Grade 3 Sham) despite a testing six panels in 1:08 3/5," Beck explained.
Tapziar is out of the winning Deputy Minister mare Winning Call, and from a family which has been in the Winchell family hands for three generations. This direct family includes Grade 1 winner Paddy O'Prado, Grade 1-scoring sire Olympio and Grade 1 victor Pyro, each of whom was bred and/or raced by the Winchells.
"We have always felt Tapizar was an elite racehorse," Ron Winchell remarked. "I am very proud that he was able to deservingly fulfill his destiny on the racetrack. I am also very pleased he will be standing at stud next to Tapit at a truly premier farm."
Tapizar retires with a record of 14-6-1-1 having banked $973,632 in his career. In addition to the four-year-old's Dirt Mile and Sham scores, he also captured the Grade 2 San Fernando in January and the West Virginia Governor's Stakes in early August while placing in the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park March.
Tapizar's 2013 fee will be $15,000, stands and nurses. He is available for inspection beginning Friday from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. (EST).
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