Photo Credit: Spendthrift Farms
Leading contender of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Trail Gormley, has been bred to 180 mares in his 2018 season. Standing at Spendthrift Farms for $7500 live foal in this upcoming 2020 season one can’t help but to think that’s an absolute bargain.
Gormley won at first asking impressively in a MSW blasting the field by just over 4 lengths at Del Mar Racetrack. The son of Malibu Moon was a dual Grade I winner in California, taking the Grade I Front Runner Stakes (off of a maiden score) and the Santa Anita Derby along with the Grade III Sham stakes. It’s important to note that the Front Runner-G1 last 5 winners besides Gormley were the likes of; Eight Rings, Game Winner, Bolt d’Oro. Nyquist and Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah.
The last 6 winners of the Santa Anita Derby-G1 last 6 winners: Roadster, Triple Crown Winner Justify, Exaggerator, Dortmund and California Chrome
Gormley’s first weanlings were offered up at the October 15th Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale with a filly selling for $90,000, the sales topper was cosigned by Vinery Sales for Saratoga Glen Farm and Steven Viola Thoroughbreds LLC.
The bay filly, hip No. 170, was purchased by Sheperd Equine Advisers on behalf of Larry Hirsch. She is the second foal out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Light the Causeway, who has a pair of stakes-winning siblings.
Spendthrift Farms also owns Malibu Moon, sire of the fastest filly in 2019, Come Dancing (GI) winner and probably the favored Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint contender.