NY-Bred Tapit Colt Fetches $2M at OBS

4-year-old cTapit--Artemis Agrotera, by Roman Ruler$2,000,000
Breeder: Chester & Mary Broman (NY)
Consignor: Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman
Buyer: LE Bloodstock, agent

Hip 33 | ThoroStride photo

A New York-bred colt by perennial leading sire Tapit out of Chester and Mary Broman's dual Grade I winner Artemis Agrotera (Roman Ruler) was hammered down for an even $2 million within the first hour of bidding on day one of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Tuesday morning (ThoroStride video). The colt, cataloged as hip 33, was purchased by Lane's End Bloodstock on behalf of a group including West Point Thoroughbreds, Rob Masiello and Siena Farm. The breeders will also retain a share. The Feb. 9 foal was consigned to the sale by Becky Thomas's Sequel Bloodstock on behalf of her longtime clients and is the first produce from his dam, winner of the 2013 GI Frizette S. and the 2014 GI Ballerina H. for the Bromans. The colt, whose SW & MGSP second dam Indy Glory (A.P. Indy) is a full-sister to Stephen Got Even, is also a half-brother to SP Time Squared, a son of Roman Ruler's sire Fusaichi Pegasus who topped the 2006 Keeneland April 2YO sale on a bid of $1.05 million. That colt was also consigned by Sequel Bloodstock.

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