Nov 062022

Tap Master a 7 year old son of Tapit bred along the same Tapit – Indian Charlie cross as 2022 Breeder’s Cup Classic Champion Flightline will be leading Esquirol Farms stallion corps for the 2023 breeding season.

Bloodhorse’s Eric Mitchell and a number of the top notch trainers and breeders speak highly of the Tapit – Indian Charlie cross.

The Classic’s 3-5 morning-line favorite, Flightline, is the highest-profile of the group. He’s an undefeated 4-year-old son of Tapit   out of the Indian Charlie grade 3 winner Feathered . Flightline was bred by Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm and is raced by partners Hronis Racing, Siena Farm, Summer Wind Equine, West Point Thoroughbreds, and Woodford Racing with trainer John Sadler.

“All these horses get their brilliance from Indian Charlie,” said Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who conditioned Indian Charlie for his owner/breeder Hal Earnhardt III. “I see a lot of him in Flightline. You can see Indian Charlie in his frame.”

Bret Jones with Airdrie Stud, which stood Indian Charlie from 2003 through 2011, said the resemblance between the two horses is undeniable.

“Every time I see a picture of Flightline, I see a lot of Indian Charlie in that conformation with that long, stretchy, beautifully bodied horse with that nice head and neck. He sure reminds me of his grandfather,” he said.

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Indian Charlie’s Legacy Carries On at Breeders’ Cup

1998 Santa Anita Derby

Bloodhorse – Flightline to Enter Stud at $200,000


Paulick Report – Nevills – ‘When You’re Dealing With Top Quality, You’ve Got To Pay’: Share In Flightline Sells For $4.6 Million At Keeneland November

That winning bid of $4.6 million puts a mind-boggling $184 million valuation on the son of multiple leading sire Tapit.

Bloodhorse – Angst and Gash – 2.5% Interest in Flightline Sells for $4.6M

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – I do not believe Flightline has anything further to prove on the track – Charles Hayward on the Breeders’ Cup

The Guardian – Wood – Flightline demolishes Breeders’ Cup Classic field – as it happened

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Flightline Delivers Dominating BC Classic Performance

TDN – Flightline Takes Classic For the Ages

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – ‘One Of The Great Horses Of All-Time’: Flightline Runs Away With Breeders’ Cup Classic

Brisnet – Reilly – Flightline retires in blaze of Breeders’ Cup glory

Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Flightline Retired To Lane’s End

Tap Master eNicks

Other than the recently retired Flightline you won’t find another stallion with the same Tapit – Indian Charlie cross and they aren’t making any more Indian Charlie broodmares.

For further Information contact Pierre at Esquirol Farms.

Esquirol Farms

21372 TWP Rd 510

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

(780) 603-7681

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