Race Day, multiple G2 winner by Tapit, sires first foal

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Spendthrift Farm’s Race Day, the multiple Grade 2-winning son of Tapit, sired his first reported foal Monday, Jan. 9 when a filly was born at R Star Stallions in Anderson, Indiana.
Bred by Jim Edgar, the dark bay or brown filly is out of the Bright Launch mare Lady Cali.
“She’s a beautiful foal. This filly is very well built, with a great hip and good walk for her age,” said Leigh Ann Hopper of R Star Stallions.
On the racetrack, Race Day captured back-to-back wins in the Razorback H. (G3) and Oaklawn H. (G2) at Oaklawn as a 4-year-old, running 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.93 in the latter – the fastest Oaklawn Handicap since Medaglia d’Oro a dozen years prior. He went on to set a track record at Keeneland when winning the Fayette H. (G2) on the Breeders’ Cup undercard in 2015, running 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.90. 

Race Day retired to Spendthrift in 2016 with six career wins and earnings of $748,000. He hails from the More Than Ready mare Rebalite, a half-sister to the 1991 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner and four-time Grade 1-winning filly, Lite Light. 
Race Day bred 155 mares in his first book in 2016, and is set to stand his second season at Spendthrift for a fee of $6,000 S&N, or $7,500 through Spendthrift’s “Breed Secure” program.
For more information about Race Day or Spendthrift’s “Breed Secure” program, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com.
View All News

Top Stories

Monday, October 22, 2018
Into Mischief’s promising 2-year-old colt Maximus Mischief remained perfect through his first two...
Monday, October 08, 2018
Jimmy Creed's 2-year-old colt King of Speed showed once again he is a horse with a big future with his victory in the $100,000 Zuma Beach S. at Santa Anita park on Oct. 8...
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Jaywalk used her quick turn of foot to her advantage perfectly in Sunday's $400,000 Frizette S. (G1) at Belmont Park...