First Foal for Cupid
Tapit’s Grade 1-winning son Cupid sired his first foal when Miss Prado (El Prado) produced a colt at the owner’s Los Samanes Polo and Racing Farm on January 12th.
“A very nice foal out of a stakes producing mare,” said their bloodstock advisor Julio Rada. “He’s got all the scope and substance any breeder would love to get in a foal. We’re very excited about Cupid and we’re breeding back to him this year.”
A Keeneland September sale topper, Cupid won 6 races and over $1.7 million including the Gold Cup at Santa Anita [G1], Rebel Stakes [G2], West Virginia Derby [G2] and Indiana Derby [G2].
Cupid’s half-sister from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah sold for $1,200,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September Sale and is now in training with Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle.