Antony Beck’s Gainesway and Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner Tapwrit, it was announced Aug. 7.
Gainesway and Whisper Hill will join Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta in racing the son of Gainesway’s three-time champion sire Tapit , and will retain interests in his future breeding career. Tapwrit remains on target for a start in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1), and plans call for the colt to race in 2018 as a 4-year-old before eventually entering stud at Gainesway.
“Mr. and Mrs. Malone of Bridlewood Farm, Mr. LaPenta, and Eclipse are thrilled to welcome Gainesway and Whisper Hill into the Tapwrit partnership,” Eclipse president Aron Wellman said. “It is wonderful for them to participate in Tapwrit’s racing career, and we are honored to know that Tapwrit will ultimately be standing alongside his legendary sire at Gainesway when the time comes for him to go to stud.”