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Tapizar

Tapizar

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
Corey Nakatani
Trainer: 
Steven Asmussen
Owner: 
Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
Breeder: 
Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC

Tapizar, a strapping Kentucky bred son of Tapit, owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, had shown a fondness for Santa Anita Park as he stepped into the gate for the 2012 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. He won the Sham Stakes there as a 3-year-old, and began his 4-year-old season with a three length victory in the San Fernando Stakes, his first start since finishing fifth in the 2011 Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs.

Tapizar would race just three more times before the Breeders' Cup for trainer Steve Asmussen, a campaign which included a win in the West Virginia Governor's Stakes at Mountaineer Park but was followed by a disastrous 20 length defeat in the Kelso at Belmont Park. Though sent away in the Dirt Mile at 15-1 under Corey Nakatani, Tapizar came to race. Stalking the pace early on, Tapizar moved for the lead at the turn for home and took command in the stretch to win by 2 1/2 lengths.

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  • 2012 Las Vegas Dirt Mile

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2012 Dirt Mile

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

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Pedigree

Tapizar
Tapit
Pulpit
A. P. Indy
Preach
Tap Your Heels
Unbridled
Ruby Slippers
Winning Call
Deputy Minister
Vice Regent
Mint Copy
Call Now
Wild Again
Carols Christmas

Career Highlights

January 15, 2011
Wins the Sham at Santa Anita, his first stakes race
November 2, 2012
Wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
November 14, 2012
Retired to stud at Gaineway Farm
2011
2012
2013
January 15, 2011
Wins the Sham at Santa Anita, his first stakes race

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