A.P. Indy - Betty's Pet, By Dehere
Vaulcluse is a 14-year-old dark bay daughter of Hall of Famer A.P. Indy owned by Gainesway Farm, out of the Dehere mare Betty’s Pet. Vaulcluse made three starts in her short career and won them all. She broke her maiden at Belmont Park in October 2007 and won an allowance optional claimer two months later at Aqueduct. In her lone start as a 3-year-old, Vaulcluse won the Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in February 2008. She was trained by Tom Albertrani for Eugene Melnyk, her breeder. Vaulcluse is in foal to War Front with an expected foaling date of March 16, 2020.
About the Owner
With eyes always on the future, Gainesway maintains clear roots in its history. A picturesque working farm of 1,500 acres along Paris Pike near Lexington, KY, today’s Gainesway encompasses the former Greentree Stud and Whitney Farm, legendary breeding operations whose decades of prominence ensured their bloodstock’s continued influence on the modern thoroughbred. Through careful stewardship of this land, Gainesway is writing its own chapter in the bluegrass.
Under the leadership of Antony Beck (whose late father, Graham Beck, purchased Gainesway from John Gaines in 1989), the property has grown to include broodmare, foal and yearling divisions, and the farm has become one of the industry’s leading sale consignors. A boutique thoroughbred nursery and stallion station by function, Gainesway is the only horse farm in the world to be accredited as an arboretum.
Gainesway’s roster of nine stallions is headlined by three-time champion sire Tapit, who has sired 23 Grade 1 winners, five Breeders’ Cup champions and three winners of the Belmont Stakes. Tapit stands alongside Afleet Alex, Anchor Down, Bird Song, Birdstone, Empire Maker, Karakontie, Tapizar and Tapwrit.