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.
That winning bid of $4.6 million puts a mind-boggling $184 million valuation on the son of multiple leading sire Tapit.
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.
21372 TWP Rd 510
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada