‘He Has A Good Mind’: First Foal Is A Colt For Spendthrift Farm’s Gormley

by | 01.11.2019 | 2:03pm

Spendthrift Farm's Gormley, the Grade 1-winning 2-year-old and 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 6 when a colt was born at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Penn.

Bred and owned by Blackstone Farm, the bay colt is the first foal out of the More Than Ready mare Summer's Ready. She's a full-sister to current 3-year-old colt Frolic More, who impressively broke his maiden last fall at Churchill Downs as a 2-year-old and is nominated to the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. The immediate family includes graded winners Lewis Bay, Winslow Homer and notable sire Wild Rush.

“We're very happy with the colt,” said Christian Black, partner in Blackstone Farm. “He's well balanced and has good angles. He has a good mind and overall presence.”

Campaigned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Gormley captured some of California's biggest Grade 1 races at two and three. The millionaire son of Malibu Moon won the G1 FrontRunner Stakes in dominating fashion in his second start as a 2-year-old and went on to record his biggest victory in the $1 million G1 Santa Anita Derby and G3 Sham Stakes as a 3-year-old under the guidance of trainer John Shirreffs. He retired to Spendthrift with earnings of $1,026,000.

Gormley proved to be one of the most popular stallions in North America in 2018, covering 180 mares in his debut book at stud. He is set to stand his second season at Spendthrift for a fee of $10,000 S&N.

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