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Trappe Shot: Grade 1-placed son of Tapit will stand for $10,000 at Claiborne


Grade 2 winner Trappe Shot retired to Claiborne

GRADE 2 winner Trappe Shot, the impressive winner of this year's Grade 2 True North Handicap, will stand next season at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky. The four-year-old son of Tapit will stand for $10,000.

Purchased for $825,000 as a two-year-old in training by Steve Young, Trappe Shot was one of last year's leading three-year-olds, running second to champion Lookin At Lucky in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes for Kieran McLaughlin.

He returnedthis season to win the Grade 2 True North Handicap by eight-and-a-half lengths and run a nose second to Sean Avery in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap. He was last seen finishing fourth to Caleb's Posse in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. 

Trappe Shot retires as the winner of six races and $703,884 in earnings.

"Trappe Shot is a star of a horse to be around," said McLaughlin. "His race in the Vanderbilt earned him the best Ragozin number (-1 1/2) of any horse I've ever been associated with. It was just bad luck he didn't get a Grade 1 win. I believe he has everything it takes to make a very successful stallion."

By Tapit, Trappe Shot is out of the Private Account mare Shopping and a half-brother to three other stakes winners including Grade 1 heroine Miss Shop. He will stand alongside his grandsire Pulpit at Claiborne Farm.




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