"Tapit's impact on the future of the breed through his sons has a chance to be similar to what we've witnessed, and continue to witness, with his grandsire A.P. Indy. When you factor in key components such as brilliance, female family, looks, and conformation, there isn't a more exciting son of Tapit to carry on the sire line than Constitution."
North America's reigning champion sire Tapit is arguably the hottest sire in the world today, especially on dirt. A Grade 1 winner by Pulpit, Tapit represents the heir of the Seattle Slew and A.P. Indy sire line. His 17 Grade 1 winners sired to date includes five Breeders' Cup winners, an American Classic winner, and three champions. In 2014, Tapit set a North American earnings record at $16,813,536, and he's on track to shatter it again in 2015. Tapit is also America's commercial leader virtually across the board.
The late Pulpit was one of A.P. Indy’s most talented and most accomplished sons, and he was able to pass along his supreme speed and sire power in the breeding shed. Out of a Mr. Prospector mare from one of Claiborne’s richest families, the G1-winning Pulpit combined real brilliance with stamina as a 3-year-old on the track. No son of A.P. Indy has come close to carrying the sire line like Pulpit, who’s proven as one of the premier sire of sires today.
A.P. Indy is the definition of Elite in the Thoroughbred industry. The son of Seattle Slew possessed the looks and pedigree to command $2.9 million as a yearling, and the rare ability to be an American Classic winner and the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner during his championship 3-year-old season. A.P. Indy’s influence at stud is felt today through many important sons and daughters, and his line hails as the most impactful, most preeminent of modern times.
The great Seattle Slew will forever go down as one of racing’s most legendary figures. The striking, near-black colt is one of just 12 Triple Crown winners in the sport’s coveted history, and his blood still runs deep today. Hailing from the Bold Ruler sire line, Seattle Slew was bred to a daughter of the great Secretariat - a blue hen mare named Weekend Surprise - in 1988, and that mating produced a branch that would shape the future of the Thoroughbred breed. The result was A.P. Indy.