Tapwrit provides major update for $20,000 half-sister
Tapwrit‘s impressive win in Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby (G2) provided an excellent update for Schumer Bloodstock’s long-time client Eureka Thoroughbred Farm.
The Texas-based operation, owned by Mike and Pam Grossman, paid $20,000 through Chad Schumer for his half-sister Blue Ivy at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale. The daughter of Distorted Humor has since foaled a colt by leading second-crop sire Shackleford.
Blue Ivy and Tapwrit, who sold for $1.2 million the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale, are out of G1 winner Appealing Zophie, whose three wins included the Spinaway Stakes (G1) and Silverbulletday Stakes (G3). It is the further family of G1 winner Super May and G3 winner and successful regional sire Ide.
The Todd Pletcher-trained Tapwrit now ranks in third on Steve Haskin’s ‘Derby Dozen’, published by the Blood-Horse.
Meanwhile at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, the lightly-raced Care indicated that she was a filly to stay on the right side of when landing the $72,000 maiden in authoritative style for Al Stall. The daughter of Trappe Shot becomes the seventh winner from as many foals of racing age out of Staff Nurse, a well-related Arch mare bought for just $16,000 by Chad Schumer as agent at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale.
Her win also came on the same afternoon that her stakes-winning half-brother Great Minds, by Stroll, ran third in the Owners’ Appreciation Day Stakes at Delta Downs. Great Minds now boasts earnings of over $400,000.