Team Dynamic “TAP ON” at 2019 Magic Millions with Winning Bid for Lot 142

09 Jan 19

There is nothing more satisfying for a professional racehorse syndicator when hours of pre-sale research, matched with several physical inspections identifies a horse that jumps out as a “must have” horse with its conformation and bio-mechanical movement it identifies itself as an equine athlete of high promise.

However, there is nothing more stressful than when that identified horse is sent to auction for open competition.

The self-doubt questions take control of emotions.

Will we have enough money to buy it?

How many other buyers may have found your favoured lot?

Will our homework reward us with a future star?

Will I Win the battle?

The 2019 Magic Millions Yearling Sales started with a bang on Day 1 and despite having a swing and a miss at three yearlings early on, it was when Lot 142 entered the ring that Team Dynamic had their nerves on edge. He was the first of two Must Have Yearlings we had identified to buy on Day 1 of the Sale.

Lot 142 purchased by Dynamic Syndications - TAPIT x SMOKEY'S LOVE

The most magnificent Grey Colt we had seen in many years of sale inspections, Lot 142 was a son of the Champion USA based stallion TAPIT (by Pulpit x Tap Your Heels).

Lot 142 - Tapit (USA) x Smokey's Love (USA) from Dynamic Syndications on Vimeo.

TAPIT is the “Dominant Sire of His Era”.

He has been Champion Sire in the USA and Canada on 3 occasions in 2014, 2015 & 2016

TAPIT has set records for Progeny Earnings and is currently the Sire of 25 Gr1 Winners and 26 $1m+ USD Yearlings.


In North America, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, UAE and all other available Northern Hemisphere racing jurisdictions, as at 9 January 2019, TAPIT with 12 racing crops, is the Sire of:

996 Individual Runners: 765 Individual Winners (76.8%)

7 Champions

112 Stakes Winners (14.6% SW:Wnrs)

114 Stakes Placegetters

22.7% Stakes Horses : Runners

Progeny Earnings over $135m USD

In the 2018 Northern Hemisphere breeding season, TAPIT stood at the legendary GAINSWAY STUD in Kentucky, for a Service Fee of $300,000 USD ($417,000 AUD).

In 2018 at the Northern Hemisphere Yearling Sales, TAPIT yearlings Averaged $536,000 USD ($745,000 AUD) with a Median Price of $500,000 USD ($694,000 AUD).

Lot 142 by TAPIT was from the broodmare SMOKEY’S LOVE (by Forestry).

SMOKEY’S LOVE was a Winner of 2 Races over 6f (1200m) in the USA.

The colt we have purchased is her 5th foal and her first Colt.

She is the Dam of 4 Filly Foals to Race in the USA – 4 Winners:

Pance – 5 Wins 1100m – 1600m

Really - 4 Wins 1100m – 1400m

Fighting Mad – Winner at 2 at 1100m in 2018

Guide Me Through – Winner at 1200m

SMOKEY’S LOVE is a half-sister to Stakes Winner MONSOON RAIN and Stakes Placed The Visualiser.

Our Colt’s 2nd DAM is Stakes Winner SMOKEY MIRAGE (by Holy Bull) 4 Wins- 1 at 2 – 1000m to 1300m.

SMOKEY MIRAGE is a Full Sister to SW ESTIMRAAR – a three-time Stakes Winner.

SMOKEY MIRAGE is a half-sister to Gr1, Gr2 and LR Winner HIGH FLY.

Our Colt’s 3rd Dam is Stakes Placed Verbasle, whilst his 4th Dam, 5th Dam and 6th Dam are all Stakes Winners.

SMOKEY’S LOVE was served in the USA to a Southern Hemisphere time Service and then exported to Australia where he was foaled down at Coolmore Stud on 29 September 2017.

Further on the Genetic Rating Scores, he was Rated as an A+++ mating (The Highest Score available).

What is remarkable about this Colt is that the mated Cross of TAPIT over FORESTRY mares is nothing short of sensational.

There have been just 8 Runners bred on this Exact Cross which has produced:

7 Individual Winners (88%) plus 1 Placed (12%) = 100%

Whilst 2 of these Winners are STAKES WINNERS: MUFAJAAH and HEARTWOOD (25%).

With a Low Risk X-ray report by our Veterinarian Dr. Tim Roberts and a strong 7+ out of 9 Physical Inspection Score this Colt ticked all the boxes.

He was athletic, has good size and scope. He has an excellent overstep and was passed with an excellent report from our vet.

TAPIT is almost unknown to most Australian Racing Enthusiasts despite having 12 Racing Crops in the Northern Hemisphere, TAPIT has only been represented by 8 horses to race in Australia, with 4 Individual Winners and 2 placegetters.

Being offered for unreserved sale by Coolmore Stud as Agent for their USA based client, we were convinced that the Colt that was worth $170,000 plus in today’s salering.

However, in this market which was all over the shop in the first few hours of trading, we were unsure if we were even going to be in the hunt.

Therefore, you can imagine our delight when the first of our two prime targets on Day 1 at this sale was knocked down to Team Dynamic to a bid of only $110,000 + GST ($121,000).


At this early stage, a trainer has not been appointed for our outstanding new colt.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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