- #1 First-Crop Sire by GSWs: Champagne S. [G1] winner TIZ THE LAW, Sorrento S. [G2] winner AMALFI SUNRISE, Sanford S. [G3] winner BY YOUR SIDE, Nashua S. [G3] winner INDEPENDENCE HALL. Also Breeders' Futurity [G1] runner-up Gouverneur Morris, Pilgrim S. [G3]-placed Our Country, Jimmy Durante S. [G3]-placed Laura's Light, etc.
- Sire of the fastest 2YO in 2019: INDEPENDENCE HALL earned a 101 Beyer in the 1-mile Nashua S. [G3]
- 5 TDN Rising Stars in 2019, only Into Mischief and Kingman (GB) have more in 2019: Golden Principal, 1 1/2-length winner at Del Mar, Ancient Warrior, 4 1/4-length winner at Del Mar, Gouverneur Morris, 9-length winner at Saratoga, Aurelia Garland, 5-length winner at Belmont, Amalfi Sunrise, 6 1/4-length winner at Santa Anita
- 2019 sales: first 2YOs of $600,000, $350,000, $240,000, $200,000, etc. Yearlings of $400,000, $360,000, $340,000, etc.
- Won the $1,000,000 Florida Derby [G1] at 3, $500,000 Donn Handicap [G1] at 4—the first son of TAPIT to win Grade 1s in consecutive years
- At 3: Dominant 3 1⁄4-length winner of a loaded Allowance race in his second start, defeating multiple G1 winner TONALIST
- Undefeated Florida Derby winner in just his third start, bravely darting through a small hole at the rail to prove best
- Named a TDN Rising Star after an impressive debut win, sprinting 7 furlongs in 1:23 1⁄5
- At 4: Wire-to-wire winner of the Donn H. in his first start of the year, defeating defending Donn winner LEA, earning a 111 Beyer—the fastest performance around two turns ever sired by TAPIT
- Blue-Blooded Pedigree: a $400,000 Select yearling, out of multiple Graded producer BAFFLED—a $3,500,000 sale-topping DISTORTED HUMOR mare, and 3/4-brother to JACARANDA—$2,000,000
"It's a testament to the quality of horse he is—to go from a maiden to an allowance to a Grade One and to show a different running style and get some dirt in his face and put in an effort like that against much more seasoned horses."
-Todd Pletcher after 2014 Florida Derby
"I told Mr. Walden and Mr. Pletcher, 'That's a super horse.' I've never seen a horse like that, a first-time starter, do that the way he did it. It was impressive."
-Javier Castellano after maiden win
"The more people I talk to about this horse the more special he looks, as everyone who has been in contact with him has nothing but glowing things to say about him, from his physical and mental attributes to the extraordinary things he’s done on the racetrack."