Bona Vista, Tapit's thirteenth generation sire. A miler on the track, he became a source of both speed and stamina in the breeding shed. By the great stallion and racehorse Bend 'Or out of the Macaroni mare Vista.
Sir Hercules, a black stallion who is Tapit's nineteenth generation sire. He was a stayer known for siring horses both for flat racing and steeplechasing. He was by Whalebone out of the mare peri by Wanderer.
Boldnesian, Tapit's fifth generation sire. winner of the Santa Anita Derby. Son of the great champion and stallion Bold Ruler and the mare Alanesian, daughter of Polynesian (Polynesian being the Preakness winning sire of Northern Dancer)
This is Black Cherry, a half sister to Tapit's twelfth dam Black Velvet, and a daughter of Black Duchess, a Reign de Course broodmare who is Tapit's thirteenth dam. Black Cherry was a very important producer in her own right.