Gormley

Gormley

Malibu Moon’s G1 Winner At 2 & 3

Malibu Moon – Race to Urga, by Bernstein
2014, Bay - Entered Stud: 2018 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

Submit Mare
OverviewRace RecordResourcesNicking

At 2: Impressive debut MdSpWt winner at Del Mar, dominant FrontRunner S. (G1) winner at Santa Anita over Klimt-G1 in second start — faster than recent champions Nyquist & Game Winner.

At 3: $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner, defeating G1 Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway, etc.

Won Sham S. (G3) at Santa Anita in 3yo debut, defeating multiple G2 winner American Anthem.

Won California’s biggest race at 2 – FrontRunner S. (last 6 winners: Eight Rings, Game Winner, Bolt d’Oro, Gormley, Nyquist, American Pharoah) – and at 3 – Santa Anita Derby (last 6 winners: Roadster, Justify, Gormley, Exaggerator, Dortmund, California Chrome).

93 BEYER in FrontRunner: Faster than Lookin at Lucky, Nyquist, Eight Rings, etc.

Malibu Moon’s only G1 winner at both 2 & 3 at stud.

Earned $1,026,000.

Out of Gulfstream stakes winner RACE TO URGA.

Covered 307 mares his first two books combined at stud in 2018-19 — First crop are yearlings 2020.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 2 ( 1 ) 0 0 $236,000
3 6 2 ( 2 ) 0 0 $790,000
Totals 9 4 0 0 $1,026,000

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • FrontRunner S. at Santa Anita (G1, 8.5f, by 3 lengths, defeating Klimt, Straight Fire, Midnight Pleasure, Vibe, Plum Dandy, Secret House)
  • Maiden special weight at Del Mar (6 1/2f by 4 1/4 lengths, defeating Red Kite, Camino de Estrella, Bobby G, Wheresthemoneyjack, Troublewithatee, Big Hit, Dr. Troutman, Rock On Dude, Roosevelt)

Won at 3

  • Sham S. at Santa Anita (G3, 8f, by a head, defeating American Anthem, Big Hit, Bird Is The Word, Term of Art, Colonel Samsen, Blabimir)
  • Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita (G1, 9f, by 1/2 length, defeating Battle of Midway, Royal Mo, Reach the World, Illiad, Kimbear, Term of Art, Irish Freedom, Milton Freewater, Midnight Pleasure, So Conflate, American Anthem, Comma Sister)

Access eNicks & TrueNicks systems and receive a complimentary analysis of your mare(s).

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 7-5-12-2-0 (26) DI = 2.25

Alan Porter’s 2020 Breeding Analysis for Gormley

Winner of the Frontrunner Stakes (G1) and Santa Anita Derby (G1), Gormley is the only son of Malibu Moon to win grade one events at two and three.

Malibu Moon has done very well with Roberto line mares, getting two grade one winners out of Red Ransom mares, and he also has a graded winner out of a mare by Kris S. (sire of Arch, Prized, You and I and Kissin Kris; grandsire of Blame), a graded winner out of a mare by Dynaformer, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Major Impact. Roberto is a Hail to Reason line stallion, and from the Halo branch of that line there is a grade one winner out of a mare by Southern Halo, and two graded winners from a mare by his son, More Than Ready, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Yankee Victor, a son of Saint Ballado. There is also a stakes winner out of a mare by Hail to Reason grandson, Cure the Blues (sire of American Chance).

Malibu Moon is out of a mare by Mr. Prospector, but has sired nearly 20 stakes winners, out of Mr. Prospector line mares. The Fappiano branch has provided the dams of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who is out of a mare by Unbridled, and three stakes winners, including grade one winners Moonshine Memories and Magnum Moon, out of mares by Unbridled’s Song (sire of Dunkirk, Even the Score, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor, Songandaprayer and Zensational). He has a stakes winner out of a mare by Real Quiet (sire of Midnight Lute), a graded winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Quiet America, a graded winner of a mare by Rubiano, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Eddington. From other branches of Mr. Prospector the Gone West line has done well with a grade one winner out of a mare by Grand Slam, and stakes winners out of mares by Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Speightstown (a reverse cross to the dam of Gormley), also suggesting Mr. Greeley and Proud Citizen. There is a grade one winner out of a mare by a son of Conquistador Cielo, and graded stakes winning millionaire out of a mare by Distorted Humor and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel).

Gormley is out of a mare by a son of Storm Cat, but Malibu Moon has done well with Storm Cat line mares in general with 18 stakes winners, and crossing him back over sons and grandsons of Storm Cat is well worth considering. Mares by Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief and Majesticperfection) look interesting, and Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Hearted, himself broodmare sire of a Malibu Moon stakes winner, and also sire of Kantharos), Giant’s Causeway (sire of First Samurai), Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir) and Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes and Cactus Ridge, himself broodmare sire of a Malibu Moon graded stakes winner; grandsire of Scat Daddy) all appear good sources. Malibu Moon has also done well with Northern Dancer through Deputy Minister, including three stakes winners, among them grade one winning Heavenly Love, out of mares by Deputy Minister himself, graded stakes winners out of mares by Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper) and Silver Deputy (sire of Posse) and a stakes winner out of a mare by French Deputy. Other successful Northern Dancer sources include Danzig, who looks interesting here via Belong to Me, Chief’s Crown and War Front, and who has also succeeded under Malibu Moon through Danehill, Langfuhr and Lost Solider, with Hard Spun and Exchange Rate; Sadler’s Wells, including Horse Chestnut and El Prado, sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller; Nijinsky II, including Royal Academy, Sky Classic and Lomitas; Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union); Nureyev and Night Shift.

From Blushing Groom line mares Malibu Moon has three stakes winner, one grade one, from daughters of Rahy, a grade two winner out of a mare by Mt. Livermore (sire of Housebuster and Orientate), and two-year-old graded winner Greyvitos out of a mare by Najran (by Runaway Groom, sire of Cherokee Run, and grandsire of Kafwain and Yonaguska).

From the In Reality line, Malibu Moon has grade one winner Ask The Moon out of a mare by Valid Appeal (sire of Valid Expectations, Valid Wager and Successful Appeal) and grade one winner Come Dancing out of a mare by Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Morning Line and Tizway) from the Relaunch branch also represented by Skywalker (sire of Bertrando; grandsire of Officer) and Honour and Glory.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2020 Breeding Analysis for Gormley

Winner of the Frontrunner Stakes (G1) and Santa Anita Derby (G1), Gormley is the only son of Malibu Moon to win grade one events at two and three.

Malibu Moon has done very well with Roberto line mares, getting two grade one winners out of Red Ransom mares, and he also has a graded winner out of a mare by Kris S. (sire of Arch, Prized, You and I and Kissin Kris; grandsire of Blame), a graded winner out of a mare by Dynaformer, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Major Impact. Roberto is a Hail to Reason line stallion, and from the Halo branch of that line there is a grade one winner out of a mare by Southern Halo, and two graded winners from a mare by his son, More Than Ready, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Yankee Victor, a son of Saint Ballado. There is also a stakes winner out of a mare by Hail to Reason grandson, Cure the Blues (sire of American Chance).

Malibu Moon is out of a mare by Mr. Prospector, but has sired nearly 20 stakes winners, out of Mr. Prospector line mares. The Fappiano branch has provided the dams of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who is out of a mare by Unbridled, and three stakes winners, including grade one winners Moonshine Memories and Magnum Moon, out of mares by Unbridled’s Song (sire of Dunkirk, Even the Score, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor, Songandaprayer and Zensational). He has a stakes winner out of a mare by Real Quiet (sire of Midnight Lute), a graded winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Quiet America, a graded winner of a mare by Rubiano, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Eddington. From other branches of Mr. Prospector the Gone West line has done well with a grade one winner out of a mare by Grand Slam, and stakes winners out of mares by Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Speightstown (a reverse cross to the dam of Gormley), also suggesting Mr. Greeley and Proud Citizen. There is a grade one winner out of a mare by a son of Conquistador Cielo, and graded stakes winning millionaire out of a mare by Distorted Humor and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel).

Gormley is out of a mare by a son of Storm Cat, but Malibu Moon has done well with Storm Cat line mares in general with 18 stakes winners, and crossing him back over sons and grandsons of Storm Cat is well worth considering. Mares by Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief and Majesticperfection) look interesting, and Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Hearted, himself broodmare sire of a Malibu Moon stakes winner, and also sire of Kantharos), Giant’s Causeway (sire of First Samurai), Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir) and Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes and Cactus Ridge, himself broodmare sire of a Malibu Moon graded stakes winner; grandsire of Scat Daddy) all appear good sources. Malibu Moon has also done well with Northern Dancer through Deputy Minister, including three stakes winners, among them grade one winning Heavenly Love, out of mares by Deputy Minister himself, graded stakes winners out of mares by Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper) and Silver Deputy (sire of Posse) and a stakes winner out of a mare by French Deputy. Other successful Northern Dancer sources include Danzig, who looks interesting here via Belong to Me, Chief’s Crown and War Front, and who has also succeeded under Malibu Moon through Danehill, Langfuhr and Lost Solider, with Hard Spun and Exchange Rate; Sadler’s Wells, including Horse Chestnut and El Prado, sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller; Nijinsky II, including Royal Academy, Sky Classic and Lomitas; Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union); Nureyev and Night Shift.

From Blushing Groom line mares Malibu Moon has three stakes winner, one grade one, from daughters of Rahy, a grade two winner out of a mare by Mt. Livermore (sire of Housebuster and Orientate), and two-year-old graded winner Greyvitos out of a mare by Najran (by Runaway Groom, sire of Cherokee Run, and grandsire of Kafwain and Yonaguska).

From the In Reality line, Malibu Moon has grade one winner Ask The Moon out of a mare by Valid Appeal (sire of Valid Expectations, Valid Wager and Successful Appeal) and grade one winner Come Dancing out of a mare by Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Morning Line and Tizway) from the Relaunch branch also represented by Skywalker (sire of Bertrando; grandsire of Officer) and Honour and Glory.

Media

VideosPhotosProgeny Photos
Gormley 2020 Commercial
Gormley | 2017 Santa Anita Derby G1
Gormley | 2016 FrontRunner G1
Gormley | 2017 Sham S. G3
Gormley 2017 Santa Anita Derby G1 | Benoit Photo
Gormley 2017 Santa Anita Derby G1 | Benoit Photo
Gormley 2017 Sham S. G3 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Gormley 2017 Sham S. G3 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Gormley 2016 FrontRunner G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Gormley 2016 FrontRunner G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Gormley | Paddock 2018
Gormley | Paddock 2018
Whiletheiron'shot 19 | F-T November 2019 | Bred By Glenridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Whiletheiron'shot 19 | F-T November 2019 | Bred By Glenridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Meadow Mystique 19 colt | F-T November | Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham Photo
Meadow Mystique 19 colt | F-T November | Spendthrift Farm / Autry Graham Photo
Anandi Filly | Bred by Zent Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Anandi Filly | Bred by Zent Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Anandi Filly | Bred by Zent Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Anandi Filly | Bred by Zent Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Anandi Filly | Bred by Zent Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Anandi Filly | Bred by Zent Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Green Eyed Cat Colt | Bred by Ledgelands Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Green Eyed Cat Colt | Bred by Ledgelands Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Green Eyed Cat Colt | Bred by Ledgelands Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Green Eyed Cat Colt | Bred by Ledgelands Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Green Eyed Cat Colt | Bred by Ledgelands Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Green Eyed Cat Colt | Bred by Ledgelands Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Fully Equipped Colt | Bred by Elm Tree Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Fully Equipped Colt | Bred by Elm Tree Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Fully Equipped Colt | Bred by Elm Tree Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Fully Equipped Colt | Bred by Elm Tree Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Fully Equipped Colt | Bred by Elm Tree Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Fully Equipped Colt | Bred by Elm Tree Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Whiletheiron'shot 19 | Bred By Glenridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Whiletheiron'shot 19 | Bred By Glenridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Whiletheiron'shot 19 | Bred By Glenridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Whiletheiron'shot 19 | Bred By Glenridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Blushandbashful 19 | Bred By Glendridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Blushandbashful 19 | Bred By Glendridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Blushandbashful 19 | Bred By Glendridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Blushandbashful 19 | Bred By Glendridge Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo