Tapit fee held at $300,000 for 2017

Tapit: Gainesway sire represented by Creator and Frosted in 2017

PICTURE: Michele MacDonald Tapit fee held at $300,000 for 2017 By Bloodstock World Staff 6:07PM 11 NOV 2016

MULTIPLE North American champion sire Tapit will stand at an unchanged fee of $300,000 at Gainesway next year.

The 15-year-old son of Pulpit has sired 20 top-level winners and his stars this year were 14-length Metropolitan Handicap hero Frosted and Belmont Stakes scorer Creator.

Tapit started his stallion career at Gainesway at a fee of just $15,000, which dipped to $12,500 in 2007 and 2008.

Empire Maker, repatriated to the US last year after five seasons at stud in Japan, is the recipient of a fee cut to $85,000 (from $100,000).

The 16-year-old son of Unbridled is the sire of celebrities Bodemeister and Royal Delta, while his son Pioneerof The Nile supplied Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

(2016 fees in brackets)

Tapit $300,000 ($300,000)
Empire Maker $85,000 ($100,000)
Karakontie $15,000 ($15,000)
Tapizar $15,000 ($15,000)
Afleet Alex $10,000 ($12,500)
To Honor And Serve $10,000 ($15,000)
Birdstone $5,000 ($5,000)
Hat Trick $5,000 ($7,500)

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