Normandy Invasion

Normandy Invasion

Record-Breaking Miler by Tapit

$3,500 S&N
Tapit – Boston Lady, by Boston Harbor
2010, Bay - Entered Stud: 2016 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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First-crop yearlings in 2018 sold up to $170,000.

Current track-record holder at a mile on dirt at Gulfstream – 1:33.13 – winning by 7 ¾ lengths in his seasonal debut at 4, earning a 3 ¾ Ragozin — one of the fastest at a mile in 2014.

At 2: Won one-mile MdSpWt by 9 ¼ lengths, before a fast-closing runner-up finish by a nose in the 1 1/8-mile Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct.

Ran a 99 Beyer at 2, marking the co-fastest Beyer earned by a 2yo beyond a mile from his crop, faster than champion Shanghai Bobby, G1 winner Violence, etc.

At 3: Runner-up by three-quarters of a length in Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct to multiple G1 winner Verrazano, finishing the final 3/8ths in 36 1/5 seconds; Close 4th in Kentucky Derby (G1) in next start.

At 4: Runner-up in New Orleans H. (G2) at Fair Grounds to multiple G1 winner Palace Malice, earning a 104 Beyer.

Out of a half-sister to the dam of 2018 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner QUIP.

New to Kentucky this breeding season; first 2-year-olds hit the track in 2019.

ELIGIBLE FOR SAFE BET PROGRAM IN 2019



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 1 1 ( 1 ) 0 $92,240
3 3 0 1 ( 1 ) 0 $308,000
4 3 1 1 ( 1 ) 0 $104,150
5 3 0 2 ( 1 ) 0 $47,510
Totals 12 2 5 0 $551,900

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Aqueduct (8f, by 9 1/4 lengths, defeating Tiz Chris, Market Blaster, Sampson County, Snifter, Piceance, Timeless Indy, Deterrent, A. M. Mayhem, Federal Agent).

2nd at 2

  • Remsen S. at Aqueduct (G2, 9f, to Vyjack, defeating Vyjack, Mr Palmer, Elnaawi, Chrisandthecapper, Quinzieme Monarque, Go Get the Basil, Always in a Tiz, Freedom Child).

2nd at 3

  • Wood Memorial at Aqueduct (G1, 9f, to Verrazano, defeating Salutos Amigos, Stallwalkin' Dude, Palace, Wildcat Red, Weekend Hideaway, Brothersoftime).

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park (8f in 1:33.13 - NTR, by 7 3/4 lengths, defeating Chee, Morgan’s Guerrilla, Liberal Spin, Touchofstarquality, Risk Factor).

2nd at 4

  • New Orleans H. at Fair Grounds (G2, 9f, to Palace Malice, defeating Sunbean, Fordubai, Golden Soul, Bradester).

2nd at 5

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Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 9-10-12-1-0 (32) DI = 3.57 CD = 0.84

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Normandy Invasion

A son of Tapit, Normandy Invasion was a graded stakes performer at two, three and four, and was beaten less than four lengths in the Kentucky Derby.

Tapit has enjoyed remarkable success with mares carrying Storm Cat, who appears in 16 of his stakes winners, 11 graded, and three Grade 1. Daughters of Deputy Minister—who should be a positive influence here—have supplied the dams of Tapit Grade 1 winners Frosted and Tapizar. Nijinsky II appears in the pedigree of eight Tapit stakes winners, including in the broodmare sire line of Grade 1 winner Tapitsfly (dam of Marlin, a son of Sword Dance) and a graded winner out of a mare by Shadeed, the sire of Alydeed, with other sources including Royal AcademySeattle DancerSky Classic and Strawberry Road. From daughters of the Sadler’s Wells horse, El Prado, Tapit has sired Grade 1 winner Laragh and graded winner White Rose. Out of mares from the Danzig line, Tapit has a trio of stakes winners. Out of mares descending from Icecapade—a three-quarter relative to Northern Dancer—Tapit has a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Wild Again and stakes winners out of mares by Wild Rush and Phone Trick.

The Mr. Prospector strain appears likely to be positive here, and Tapit has done well with some select branches, notably Gone West, including through Mr. Greeley and Grand SlamForty Niner, including through Distorted HumorCarson CityCryptoclearance and Unbridled’s Song.

Tapit has enjoyed success with some specific branches of Mr. Prospector, notably Gone West, including through Mr. Greeley and Grand SlamForty Niner, including through Distorted HumorCarson CityCryptoclearance and Unbridled’s Song.

Tapit’s third dam is a sister to the influential sire Relaunch, and he has six stakes winners out of mares with Relaunch. Tapit has a Grade 1-placed stakes winner out of a mare by Cherokee Run, a son of the Blushing Groom horse Runaway Groom, and he also has graded stakes winners out of mares by other Blushing Groom-line stallions OrientateRahy and Shy Tom. Out of Caro-line mares there are stakes winners from daughters of In ExcessIndian Charlie and Cozzene. He has classic winner Tonalist out of a mare by Pleasant Colony, classic winner Creator out of a mare by a son of Private Account, and a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Concern, who is by Broad Brush, a horse who has done well under Tapit’s sire Pulpit and who is also sire of Include. Tapit Champion Untapable is out of a mare from the Kris S. branch of Roberto.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Normandy Invasion

A son of Tapit, Normandy Invasion was a graded stakes performer at two, three and four, and was beaten less than four lengths in the Kentucky Derby.

Tapit has enjoyed remarkable success with mares carrying Storm Cat, who appears in 16 of his stakes winners, 11 graded, and three Grade 1. Daughters of Deputy Minister—who should be a positive influence here—have supplied the dams of Tapit Grade 1 winners Frosted and Tapizar. Nijinsky II appears in the pedigree of eight Tapit stakes winners, including in the broodmare sire line of Grade 1 winner Tapitsfly (dam of Marlin, a son of Sword Dance) and a graded winner out of a mare by Shadeed, the sire of Alydeed, with other sources including Royal AcademySeattle DancerSky Classic and Strawberry Road. From daughters of the Sadler’s Wells horse, El Prado, Tapit has sired Grade 1 winner Laragh and graded winner White Rose. Out of mares from the Danzig line, Tapit has a trio of stakes winners. Out of mares descending from Icecapade—a three-quarter relative to Northern Dancer—Tapit has a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Wild Again and stakes winners out of mares by Wild Rush and Phone Trick.

The Mr. Prospector strain appears likely to be positive here, and Tapit has done well with some select branches, notably Gone West, including through Mr. Greeley and Grand SlamForty Niner, including through Distorted HumorCarson CityCryptoclearance and Unbridled’s Song.

Tapit has enjoyed success with some specific branches of Mr. Prospector, notably Gone West, including through Mr. Greeley and Grand SlamForty Niner, including through Distorted HumorCarson CityCryptoclearance and Unbridled’s Song.

Tapit’s third dam is a sister to the influential sire Relaunch, and he has six stakes winners out of mares with Relaunch. Tapit has a Grade 1-placed stakes winner out of a mare by Cherokee Run, a son of the Blushing Groom horse Runaway Groom, and he also has graded stakes winners out of mares by other Blushing Groom-line stallions OrientateRahy and Shy Tom. Out of Caro-line mares there are stakes winners from daughters of In ExcessIndian Charlie and Cozzene. He has classic winner Tonalist out of a mare by Pleasant Colony, classic winner Creator out of a mare by a son of Private Account, and a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Concern, who is by Broad Brush, a horse who has done well under Tapit’s sire Pulpit and who is also sire of Include. Tapit Champion Untapable is out of a mare from the Kris S. branch of Roberto.

Media

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Normandy Invasion 2014 Allowance | Gulfstream Park
Normandy Invasion 2012 MdSpWt
Normandy Invasion 2013 Wood Memorial G1
Normandy Invasion 2012 Remsen G2
Normandy Invasion 2012 MdSpWt at Aqueduct at 2 | NYRA photo
Normandy Invasion 2012 MdSpWt at Aqueduct at 2 | NYRA photo
Normandy Invasion 2014 - Sets Gulfstream NTR at a mile
Normandy Invasion 2014 - Sets Gulfstream NTR at a mile
Normandy Invasion prepping for 2015 Kentucky Derby-G1 | Joel Cunningham photo
Normandy Invasion prepping for 2015 Kentucky Derby-G1 | Joel Cunningham photo
Hip 207 $100,000 colt o/o Harlan Light | OBS March 2019 | Photos by Z
Hip 207 $100,000 colt o/o Harlan Light | OBS March 2019 | Photos by Z
Hip 520 $170,000 filly | Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings
Hip 520 $170,000 filly | Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings