Moro Tap, a graded stakes-placed son of North America’s leading sire Tapit, has been retired to stud and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Double Infinity Ranch in Texas.
Moro Tap will be the first son of Tapit to stand in Texas and the most accomplished son of the top stallion in the region. Tapit, who stood the 2014 breeding season for a $150,000 fee, has sired the earners of more than $61.5 million. Tapit is easily the leading stallion by earnings this year at more than $10.5 million, and his offspring include some of 2014’s top 3-year-olds in Tapiture, Untapable, Tonalist and Constitution. He has also been represented by several million dollar yearlings in the sales ring in 2014.
Moro Tap was a $350,000 2-year-old purchase for Skychai Racing and comes from a very deep Edward Evans family that was in high demand from breeders all over the world when it was dispersed in 2011. Mike Maker, who trained Moro Tap, said, “Moro Tap retired completely sound and has won at longer distances than any other Tapit progeny.”
Moro Tap, who is out of the stakes-winning Silver Ghost mare Ghost Dancing, earned $161,816 during his career with victories at Keeneland, Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs. He also placed in the Grade 3 Louisville Handicap at 1 ½ miles and faced Horse of the Year Wise Dan in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
His stud fee will be $2,500 live foal, and Double Infinity Ranch will be offering a limited number of shares in Moro Tap through its “Breed to Infinity” program. Please visitwww.DoubleInfinityRanch.com or call 903-885-7280 for more information.