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Late Maryland sire Tritap gets first winner - Maryland Horse Breeders Association

The first two runners from the first crop of the late Heritage Stallions’ sire Tritap started May 12 at Pimlico and finished first and fourth in a waiver maiden claimer for 2-year-old fillies.

Lucky Seven Racing Stables’ Knock Out Kid, bred in Pennsylvania by Gum Tree Stables and trained by John Robb, reeled in even-money favorite Pink Notion and drew off to win by a length at odds of 12-1. Tritap’s daughter Kimberly B. ran evenly and finished five and a quarter lengths behind the winner at odds of 43-1.

Out of the Great Notion mare Sometimes Not, Knock Out Kid sold for $1,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall yearling sale.

Tritap, a son of Tapit, had 28 live foals reported in his first crop of which 15 have been named. He was standing his second season at Heritage Stallions in Chesapeake City when he died in 2016 at the age of 7.

A graded stakes performer of $155,936, Tritap was retired to stud after starting nine times and finishing first or second in six. A track record setter at Churchill Downs going a mile and three-sixteenths, he broke his maiden at Saratoga when running seven furlongs in 1:22.56. In his first start at 4, he just missed in the Grade 2 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita. After prompting the pace, he battled with Fed Biz and lost by a head.

Out of stakes winner Victory Road, a daughter of the Seattle Slew stallion Ikari, Tritap traced back in female line to Windy Answer, dam of Canadian champion Cool Reception and stakes winner Ciboulette, the latter dam of Canadian Horse of the Year Fanfreluche. He was standing for $2,500 live foal at the time of his death.

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