Got Stormy Sells To Spendthrift Farm For $2.75 Million At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

The first serious purchase of the Fasig-Tipton November sale came when Spendthrift Farm spent $2.75 million for multiple Grade 1 winner Got Stormy.

The 5-year-old daughter of Get Stormy, offered as Hip 168, won 10 of 26 starts during her on-track career, earning $2,021,378 for owner Gary Barber and trainer Mark Casse.

A determined turf runner, Got Stormy bested male competition in the G1 Fourstardave Handicap, and she finished second against the boys in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile and G1 Woodbine Mile. Against fillies, Got Stormy won the G1 Matriarch Stakes, the G3 Kentucky Downs Lady Sprint Stakes, Franklin County Stakes, and Ontario Colleen Stakes, and the listed De La Rose Stakes, Penn Oaks and Wild Applause Stakes.

Her most recent start came a day before she went through the ring, facing male competition one more time to finish fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.

Bred in Kentucky by Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean and Pope McLean Jr., Got Stormy is out of the winning Malabar Gold mare Super Phoebe, and she is a half-sister to stakes-placed Sky Gold.

There are strong broodmares in Got Stormy’s family, including Justwhistledixie, who has produced Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner New Year’s Day, Grade 2 winner Mohaymen, and Grade 3 winners Kingly and Enforceable. Got Stormy’s second dam, Air France, had Grade 2 winners Smooth Air and Overdriven.

Bluewater Sales consigned Got Stormy, as agent.

City Of Light Weanlings Clear The Path

The first major commercial test for North America’s first-crop weanling sires is the Fasig-Tipton November sale, and City of Light has come out fast from the gate, responsible for two of the evening’s top three-priced weanlings.

Larry Best’s OXO Equine went to $600,000 to secure Hip 129, a City of Light colt who is the first foal out of the winning Into Mischief mare Breaking Beauty.

Bred in Kentucky by Camas Park Stud, the bay colt’s second dam is the German Oaks winner Que Belle, whose runners include Grade/Group 3 winners Osidy and Quetsche. Looking further down the page, one will find European champion Bakharoff, among other international graded and group stakes winners.

Hunter Valley Farm consigned the colt, as agent.

The weanling-to-yearling pinhook contingent showed up at the top of market on Sunday as well, with the Brian Graves-led Blue Sky Stables landing a first-crop City of Light colt for $380,000.

The gray or roan colt, offered as Hip 82, is out of the unplaced Unbridled’s Song mare Stormy Rhapsody, whose runners include the stakes-placed Arkaan. He was bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III and John D. Fielding, and his extended family includes French Horse of the Year Allez France, Grade 1 winner Al Mamoon, La Gueriere, and Icon Project, as well as Grade 2 winners Master Command and Lasting Approval.

Taylor Made Sales Agency consigned the colt, as agent for Hertrich’s Watercress Farm.

City of Light, by Quality Road, stands at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky. He has a busy couple weeks ahead of him at the fall mixed sales, with five weanlings cataloged in the Fasig-Tipton November sale and 15 in the book at Keeneland.

The first weanlings by Triple Crown winner Justify were expected to make an impact during their debut mixed sale season this fall, and those high-level returns have already started to roll in on Sunday at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, led by a $400,000 filly.

Offered as Hip 30, the filly sold to Breeze Easy, and she is out of the placed Sky Mesa mare Lastofthsummerwine, whose five foals to race includes four winners, all of them black type earners. She is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Conquest Panthera, Grade 3 winner Happy Like a Fool, stakes winner Hawaiian Noises, and Grade 2-placed Maniacal.

Bred in Kentucky by Magnolia Bloodstock and Lynch Bages LTD, the filly hails from the family of Grade 1 winners Nine Keys, French Colonial and Silver Voice, Grade 2 winner Clef d’Argent.

Four Star Sales consigned the filly, as agent.

Justify, a son of Scat Daddy who stands at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., will also have an busy November sale season ahead of him. He had nine foals cataloged to the Fasig-Tipton November sale to lead all first-crop sires, and he has 16 entered in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, 11 of which are in the select Book 1.

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