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Gormley wraps up Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale with $450,000 colt

May 18, 2021

Gormley’s $450,000 colt, Hip 417, at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO Sale – photo by Z

Gormley’s first crop were a big hit during the two days of the May 17-18 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale, no more so than on Tuesday when hip No. 417 sold for $450,000 to Mayberry Farm.

Bred by Candlyand Farm, the colt was the second-highest price paid for a male juvenile during the session.

From the consignment of Chris Seale’s Bird in Hand Stables, the bay colt is out of D D Renegade and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Jamaican Don This is also the same female family of four-time Grade 1 winner Lite Light and multiple graded stakes winner Race Day.

“He is going out to John Sherriffs in California,” agent David Ingordo said. “He will run in some familiar silks.”

“John trained Gormley and we very much like the sire,” Ingordo continued. “This colt had class and presence about him the whole time. He was well-prepared by the consignor. He was really the one that I had been waiting around to buy.”

“He is carrying on the tradition,” said Spendthrift’s Ned Toffey. “The Gormleys have been pretty impressive. We’ve been hearing great things from breeders right along. They have a lot of style to them. They have that substance that Malibu Moon (Gormley’s sire) always threw, but maybe just a little bit more refined. They look like athletes. He is two for three now with his 2-year-olds. So he’s off to a great start. We couldn’t ask for anything more.”

Gormley had a total of 10 lots sell over the two days, for an average of $130,900, nearly double the overall sale average and more than 26 times his current stud fee.