Black Kat Taps Breaks Maiden By 7+ In The Slop At Churchill Downs

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Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that BLACK KAT TAPS (f, 2, Tapiture – Black Ocean, by Ocean Terrace) broke a bit slow from the gate, chase the pace early and was off the rail into the lane and then drew off under a brisk drive to win by 7 1/4 lengths. She is the 21st winner for her freshman sire, Tapiture. Sales history: $65,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP. Owners-Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch; Breeders-H. Allen Poindexter & Lauren Javernick DVM (KY); Trainer-Joe Sharp.

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased Black Kat Taps at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the consignment of Oxmoor Sales. The Tapiture filly was identified as an OPTIMAL Mating Selection.

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