Tapiture x Wild Country '18 colt
STATE-BRED!!! This strapping Oklahoma-bred colt is by Darby Dan’s HOT HOT HOT sire sensation TAPITURE, TAPIT’s most popular young sire. TAPITURE competed in 14 straight Graded stakes races and won or placed in 11 of them for earnings of $1,536,820. Now he’s red-hot in the breeding shed too: TAPITURE was the #1 Freshman Weanling Sire by ROI in 2017 with a $87,207 average - over 11.5x stud fee, including weanlings of $300k, $150k, $130k, $130k, $100k, $100k, etc. Last year, his first-crop yearlings commanded $425k, $240k, $190k, $180k, $160k, $150k, etc., and 2019 sales of his first crop of two-year-olds include $475,000, $350,000, $240,000, etc. And they’re proving to be much more than just pretty faces: with three debut Maiden Special Weight winners so far in SKY OF HOOK at Belmont, TAP AND SPIN at Lone Star, and HOPEFUL GROWTH at Monmouth Park, TAPITURE is currently the #1 First-Crop Sire by Winners! And the good news doesn’t stop there: this strong, solid colt is out of a money-winning UNBRIDLED mare WILD COUNTRY who is not only out of G2/G3 Stakes second dam SHAWNEE COUNTRY, but is half-sister to three(!) more Stakes horses, including a G1-placed half-brother and a stakes-winning half-sister who has now produced a G1-stakes-placed runner herself! Wow!!! As evidence of her good genes, WILD COUNTRY has now produced six (yes, 6!) winners, including a stakes runner in Kens Cape; four-year-old GEYSER, who sold for $155k as a youngster and is a new winner for his dam this year; and three-year-old WILD MISSION who is just getting his race career started with Brendan P. Walsh at Gulfstream.
Owner-Operator: Aaron Loden | Telephone: 662-213-6918 | 65 Big Oak Drive | Fulton, Mississippi 38843