Breeder: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (Ky.)
Dam: Free Spin, by Olympio
Tapiture made four starts, including a third-place finish in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Chuchill Downs, before breaking his maiden in a 4 1/2-length romp in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Grade 2).
In his first start as a 3-year-old, the Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred won the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes in impressive fashion. The Tapit colt then finished second in the Rebel and fourth in the Arkansas Derby before finishing a troubled 15th in the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
Tapiture rebounded in a big way from the derby disappointment with consecutive graded stakes wins in the Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs and the West Virginia Derby. He won the latter by a nose over Candy Boy in a thrilling finish on Aug. 2