Tapaway is by one of the hottest sires in racing currently, the venerable Tapit! Tapit is currently standing for $300k and was undefeated as a 2yr old race horse. Certainly, Tapaway is destined for great things like his sire. Although he did not achieve greatness on the track, he was a solid performer. Perhaps he will find his greatness in his second career?
Tapaway is the crotchety old man of his field(even though technically not the oldest), he doesn’t care for the carousing in which the other boys partake. I think he will loosen up as more time passes away from the track. He will probably be happiest in smaller groups of 2 or 3. Tapaway is a bit of a dichotomy. On one hand, he loves face rubs (who doesn’t love that face?!) and is perfect gentleman for photo shoots or whatever promo video he has been chosen for as a model…not matter how many times you have to reshoot the video! On the other, he could really do without grooming and tacking. Under the tough shell there is a lovebug and the right person will undoubtedly coax it out of him. Tapaway does not have any stable vices.
His time to shine comes under saddle. Tapaway is a solid citizen who has yet to put even a single foot wrong under saddle. Thus far, he has been unflappable by outside distractions and is so focused on the task at hand. He is steadily getting looser through his body and learning to use himself correctly. Tap is already mostly balanced and his stride is rather level making him such a smooth ride. Tapaway is steady for an intermediate rider who is a patient, experienced handler. Tapaway will best be suited for flatwork careers such as dressage, pleasure, and trail riding.
Tapaway came to us via the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association’s Take The Lead Program. We greatly appreciate their support.