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There are few younger stallions who are showing as much inclination to sire class as the Pulpit stallion Tapit, and the gray stallion once again touched the brass ring with Hansen, a long-lengths victor in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile over the weekend.

The 10-year-old stallion did not receive the most élite broodmares available during his early years at stud, but he has sired some outstanding athletes from them anyway. That is what a top sire is supposed to do.

He is the most esteemed son of Pulpit at stud today, and the gray horse is getting some nice-looking sons who will likewise take a place at stud. Perhaps Hansen, out of the Sir Cat mare Stormy Sunday, will be one of them.

The mare’s produce record follows:

Sire: TAPIT, gr/ro, 2001. Raced 2 yrs in NA, 6 sts, 3 wins, $557,300 (ssi = 32.09). Won Wood Memorial S. (g1), Laurel Futurity (g3).

Lifetime: 4 crops, 361 foals, 272 Rnrs (75%), 194 Wnrs (54%), 66 2yo wnrs (18%), 32 sw (9%).

1st Dam: Stormy Sunday, b, 2002. Bred by Leslie R. Jacobs (KY). Raced 1 yr in NA, 4 sts, 3 wins, $33,046.

2008: Tapanna, b g, by Tapit. Raced 1 yr in NA, 5 sts, 1 wins, $32,100.
2009: HANSEN.
At 2: Won Kentucky Cup Juvenile.
2010: Unnamed foal, b c, by Corinthian.

Broodmare sire: SIR CAT, dkbbr, 1993. Sire of 72 dams of 168 foals, 107 rnrs (64%), 65 wnrs (39%), 22 2yo wnrs (13%), 6 sw (4%).

2nd Dam: Thinkin’strait, b, 1992. Bred by Leslie R. Jacobs (KY). Raced 3 yrs in NA, 19 sts, 2 wins, $14,042 (ssi = 0.47).