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Gainesway Announces 2022 Fees; Tapit Remains at $185K

McKinzie will stand for $30,000 after breeding 214 mares in his first year.

Tapit at Gainesway

Tapit at Gainesway

Anne M. Eberhardt

Gainesway's 2022 stallion roster will be led by world-renowned Tapit , whose fee will remain at $185,000 (all fees live foal, stands and nurses), the Kentucky Thoroughbred operation announced Oct. 23.

The three-time champion sire is North America's leading sire of grade 1 winners (27), grade 1 performers (58), graded stakes winners (92), graded stakes horses (177), and stakes performers (284). Tapit continued to add to his resume throughout this past year, becoming the first stallion to sire four Belmont Stakes (G1) winners when Essential Quality  took the third leg of the Triple Crown this year. Shortly thereafter, Tapit took over as the all-time leading North American sire by progeny earnings.

As a sire-of-sires, Tapit's top sons at stud include Constitution , Frosted , and Tapwrit . As a broodmare sire, his daughters added another three grade 1 winners in 2021, contributing to an expanding list that already numbers 25 graded stakes winners.  

McKinzie  will stand for $30,000 in his second season at stud, after breeding 214 mares in his first year as a stallion. The four-time grade 1-winning son of Street Sense  posted 11 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures in a career that saw him win top-level races at 2, 3, and 4. Included in those grade 1 victories was an impressive 1/4 Ragozin number run in the 2019 Whitney Stakes (G1).   

2019 Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Spun to Run  joins McKinzie as Gainesway stallions expecting their first foals in 2022. Hailing from the influential Danzig sire line, Spun to Run showed remarkable speed during his 3-year-old campaign, collecting three consecutive triple-digit Beyers and five times running a "0" on his Thoro-Graph chart. Spun to Run will stand for $10,000 in 2022.

A $1.2 million yearling himself, Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit has proven to be popular in the auction ring with nearly 20% of his first crop of yearlings bringing over 10-times his 2021 stud fee. Also having the most six-figure yearlings of any freshman sire at The July Sale, Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky sale of selected yearlings, Tapwrit's first crop is set to hit the track in 2022. A 2-year-old stakes winner out of the juvenile grade 1 winner Appealing Zophie, Tapwrit will stand for $10,000. 

Karakontie , standing for $10,000 in 2022, has continued to prove that he's one of the top third crop sires by percentage of stakes winners and graded stakes winners. The three-time grade 1 winner's runners this year include dual-surface and multiple graded stakes winner Princess Grace and Del Mar Derby (G2T) winner None Above The Law, who has won four stakes on three different surfaces this year. 

Anchor Down  will stand for $5,000 in 2022. From limited books, the son of Tapit boasts 14% stakes horses in his first two crops of racing age. His top performers in 2021 include grade 2-placed Captured Prize and stakes performers Lionessofbrittany, Swot Analysis, and Tesoro.

The Gainesway roster gains multiple grade 1 winner Raging Bull  in 2022, with the talented son of top international sire Dark Angel standing for $10,000. A $1.6 million earner, Raging Bull proved to be a consistently talented racehorse who competed at the top of his division over four racing seasons. He has made 18 consecutive graded stakes starts, winning or placing in nine of 14 grade 1 events, including victories in the Hollywood Derby (G1T), Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1T), and this year's Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (G1T). Raging Bull will be making his final career start in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) next month at Del Mar

Gainesway Stud Fees

Stallion 2022 Fee 2021 Fee
Afleet Alex Private $6,500
Anchor Down $5,000 $5,000
Karakontie $10,000 $10,000
McKinzie $30,000 $30,000
Raging Bull $10,000 NEW
Spun to Run $10,000 $12,500
Tapit $185,000 $185,000