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

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