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Tapit - Southern Sonata, By Dixieland Band

Old Tavern Farm



Bred To

Born 10:38 p.m. on 5/11/2022

Foaling Date

Old Tavern Farm


In foal to Spendthrift Farm stallion Vekoma, Floripa (KY) is an 8-year-old gray or roan daughter of Tapit out of the Dixieland Band mare Southern Sonata. Unplaced in seven career starts, Floripa was purchased for $57,000 by Old Tavern Farm at the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Floripa has delivered two foals to date, including one winner. Her foal by Vekoma has an expected due date of May 5, 2022.
Click here for more info about the stallion: Vekoma - Spendthrift Farm

Daily Routine

5 quarts of fortified grain twice a day
Free choice hay
Free choice water

Blog & Updates


Floripa and her Vekoma filly are happy and well in Kentucky. You could easily spot the pair in any ...

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This is a reminder that the last day of live camera feed at Old Tavern will be Monday, June 20th. E...

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This filly turns 1 month old today. She'll be spending this benchmark in the Bluegrass, where she ...

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About the Owner

Old Tavern Farm

Established in 2016, Old Tavern Farm is a private boutique thoroughbred breeding farm. Founded on the former site of Palmer’s Maple Shade Farm in Saratoga Springs, New York, the name Old Tavern was derived from the 1800s tavern that once graced the property. Nestled atop a ridge overlooking Saratoga Lake and the foothills of the Adirondacks, Old Tavern Farm is focused on the breeding and sale of thoroughbreds that compete at the highest level of racing. Since inception, Walt and Michelle Borisenok have meticulously restored the land back to its agrarian roots, developing the farm into a state-of-the-art breeding facility. Their stewardship continues to be the cornerstone of Old Tavern Farm. Old Tavern Farm management believes its future success hinges on the strength of the horses and the conservation of the land. It strives each day to maintain a commitment to the history, the land, and the thoroughbred industry by breeding and raising elite thoroughbred athletes.

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