Sire: Tapit (Pulpit)
Dam: Soothing Touch (Touch Gold)
Foaled: February 11, 2015
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
Hofburg: Sire Tapit seeks back-to-back wins in the Triple Crown series after Tapwrit closed 2017 in the Belmont Stakes winner’s circle. This regally bred half-brother to 4-time Grade 1 winner Emollient closed 12 lengths to be runner-up in the Florida Derby, the race that has produced the last 2 Kentucky Derby champs and an all-time best 24 victors on the first Saturday in May. Hofburg has made only 3 career starts and such horses are just 16: 2-0-1 since 1900 (wins by Regret, 1915 and Big Brown, 2008). Conservative trainer Bill Mott’s leap of faith provides intrigue.
|March 31, 2018||Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1)||Gulfstream Park||2nd|
|March 3, 2018||Maiden||Gulfstream Park||1st|
|September 2, 2017||Maiden||Saratoga||4th|