Son of Tapit Takes Up Residence at Pleasant Acres
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    MORRISTON - Florida-based Pleasant Acres Stallions has announced the arrival of the graded stakes-winning son of Tapit – Magic on Tap – for the 2023 breeding season with a $5,000 fee. There are a limited number of lifetime breed rights available.

    “Helen and I, and the entire team at Pleasant Acres Stallions, are thrilled to have Magic on Tap begin his stallion career at our farm,” said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres Stallions. “This is an absolute win for Florida breeders! Magic on Tap is of the same cross as Constitution and Essential Quality – who stand for $85,000 and $75,000 in Kentucky.”

    After breaking his maiden in his first race going 6.5 furlongs, Magic on Tap went on to capture the Gr. II Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita Park last year where he beat Gr.1 winner Eight Rings for a two-length victory. Magic on Tap’s tactical speed excelled - he posted four triple-digit E Speed Figures.

    Magic on Tap was purchased in utero for $2.5 million by Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Equine. Lyon has owned and/or bred a stable full of impressive racehorses and broodmares, including multiple Gr. 1 winner McKinzie, Gr. 1 winner Chasing Yesterday and Gr. 1 winner Flightline. Flightline (Tapit / Feathered, by Indian Charlie) was bred by and partially owned by Summer Wind Equine and is currently considered the “World’s Best Racehorse” with a rating of 139 in the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.

    Summer Wind Equine owns Littleprincessemma (Yankee Gentleman / Exclusive Rosette, by Ecliptical) – the dam of American Pharoah. Lyon retains partial ownership of Magic on Tap and Summer Wind Equine is committed to supporting this young stallion’s exciting new breeding career! The arrival of Magic on Tap to Pleasant Acres Stallions was brokered by Stallion Company of Lexington and the Lifetime Breeding Rights arrangements will be handled by Director of Stallion Services Christine Jones at 352-804-6618.

    Magic on Tap hails from an impressive generational female line of accomplished racehorses. His first dam, Aubby K (Street Sense / Lilly Capote, by Capote) had nine starts with four victories and two thirds, winning the $300,000 Gr. 1 Humana Distaff Stakes at Churchill Downs and the $150,000 Gr. II Inside Information Stakes at Gulfstream Park. She was purchased in 2015 by Summer Wind Equine for $2.5 million – in foal to Tapit – carrying Magic on Tap. She has produced four foals – three starters and two winners – a GSW and a GSP.

    His second dam, Lilly Capote (Capote / London Lil, by London Company) is also a GSW – having won the $150,000 Gr. III Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs, the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, and the black-type Indian Summer Stakes at Keeneland. She has had great success as a broodmare with seven starters and six winners and progeny earnings in excess of $1 million.

    Magic on Tap’s third dam, London Lil (London Company / Lil’s Day, by Misty Day) is a GSW (Gr. III La Prevoyante Handicap) along with multiple additional stakes wins. She is the dam of eight winners, including a GSW and a BTW.
Magic on Tap’s sire, Tapit (Pulpit / Tap Your Heels, by Unbridled) is America’s most dominant sire of his time. Standing at Gainesway in Kentucky for $185,000 in 2022, he has emerged as one of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past half-century. Tapit is #1 on the Lifetime Sires by Progeny Earnings in North America with nearly $160,000,000, 890 winners, 143 BTWs (11.9%), 92 GSWs and 28 G1Ws.

    Magic on Tap joins Amira’s Prince, Bellavia, Bucchero, Curlin’s Honor, Gone Astray, Gunnevera, Leinster, Long On Value, Neolithic, No Never No More, Rushie, and Sweetontheladies, at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala.

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