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Gormley, multiple G1 winner by Malibu Moon, retires to Spendthrift

October 9, 2017

Gormley, Malibu Moon’s winner of the FrontRunner S. (G1) at two and Santa Anita Derby (G1) this year at 3, has been retired from racing and taken up residency at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY, where he will enter stud new for 2018.

Now available for inspection, Gormley is the newest stallion to be offered through Spendthrift’s renowned Share The Upside program. His Share The Upside fee will be $12,500 on a two-year commitment, and breeders will earn a lifetime breeding right beginning in 2020 after having two live foals and paying the stud fees. For the first time, Spendthrift is offering breeders the option of breeding two mares the first year in 2018, however, to earn the lifetime breeding right they must also breed at least one mare in 2019 free of charge. For breeders not interested in the Share The Upside program, Gormley will be offered for $10,000 on a standard stands and nurses contract.

“Malibu Moon continues to add to his legacy as A.P. Indy’s best sire, so we’re very excited to now be able to stand one of his best sons,” said Ned Toffey, General Manager at Spendthrift. “Gormley joins Orb as Malibu Moon’s only multiple Grade 1 winners at stud, and Gormley is his sire’s lone 2-year-old Grade 1 winner at stud. We believe he’s a great opportunity for breeders through our Share The Upside program, and we invite everyone to come out and see him at the farm.”

Campaigned by Jerry Moss and Ann Moss, Gormley won Santa Anita’s biggest race for 2-year-olds – the $300,000 FrontRunner S. (G1) last Fall, and returned this year to win Santa Anita’s biggest race for 3-year-olds – the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1). Trained by John Shirreffs, Gormley also captured his debut at two before remaining perfect in his first pair of starts in the FrontRunner. As a 3-year-old, he began the year with a determined victory over American Anthem in the Sham S. (G3) before winning the Santa Anita Derby. He retires with earnings of $1,026,000.

Gormley is the first foal out of the Gulfstream Park stakes winner Race to Urga, by Bernstein. His second dam, Miss Mambo, was third in the French 1,000 Guineas, and his fourth dam is multiple Grade 1 winner Estrapade.