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Tapit to stand at $185,000 as Gainesway issue conservative fees

Beck family operation introduce the exciting McKinzie next year

Tapit leads the Gainesway line once again
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Gainesway has continued the trend seen by other US studs in recent days by dropping the fee for its three-time champion sire Tapit.

North America’s leading stallion by lifetime graded stakes winners, Grade 1 winners, progeny earnings ($159,714,395) and a renowned sire of sires, will stand for $185,000 in 2021, down from $200,000 this year.

"It has always been Gainesway’s goal to provide breeders with quality and value. The current economic climate that breeders are facing makes this more important than ever," said Gainesway CEO Antony Beck.

"Our stallion roster offers a diverse group of established stallions and exciting young studs who look to establish a new era at Gainesway."

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McKinzie, a four-time Grade 1 winner, will enter stud in 2021 and the son of Street Sense will stand for $30,000. 

Beck added: "I am excited about beginning this new chapter in the Gainesway stallions with McKinzie. His accolades on the racetrack speak for themselves with his brilliance and race record, I couldn’t think of a better prospect to bring to Gainesway to compliment our champion sire Tapit."

The roster includes the promising Karakontie and Tapit's illustrious son Tapwrit.

"We have a stallion for every breeder," said Sean Tugel, Gainesway’s director of stallion sales and recruitment. "Tapit has solidified himself as a generational stallion who is going to leave a lasting legacy with his sons and daughters.

"Tapwrit, was a sales topper in Saratoga and his foals share those same great qualities. Karakontie is an emerging sire of class and a great source of Storm Cat. McKinzie is the best prospect to retire this season with a portfolio that stands out amongst his peers."

Gainesway 2021 fees

Stallion 2021 fee 2020 fee % change
Afleet Alex $6,500 $6,500 -
Anchor Down $5,000 $7,500 -33.3%
Karakontie $10,000 $10,000 -
McKinzie $30,000 NEW N/A
Tapit $185,000 $200,000 -7.5%
Tapizar $10,000 $10,000 -
Tapwrit $10,000 $12,500 -20%


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It has always been Gainesway’s goal to provide breeders with quality and value
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