Dam of Swiss Skydiver to Keeneland November


Swiss Skydiver after the Preakness | MJC photo

Expo Gold (Johannesburg), the dam of Saturday's GI Preakness S. winner Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil) will be offered in foal Claiborne Farm's dual-surface Grade I winner Catholic Boy Nov. 9 in on the first day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 12-year-old will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

“Swiss Skydiver's Preakness win puts her in rarified air alongside other iconic fillies like Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra and Kentucky Derby winner Winning Colors,” said Mark Taylor, Taylor Made's Vice President of Marketing and Public Sales Operations. “We are excited to offer her dam, Expo Gold, at Keeneland in November. Her mating to Catholic Boy follows the same cross as Swiss Skydiver and as Expo Gold's 4-year-old stakes-placed filly, Miss Hot Legs.”

Both Daredevil and Catholic Boy are sons of More Than Ready.

In the Preakness, Swiss Skydiver outdueled Kentucky Derby winner Authentic in a thrilling stretch battle and won the 1 3/16-mile race by a neck in 1:53.28–second only to Secretariat's 1973 stakes record of 1:53. She became only the sixth filly to win the Preakness. This year, Swiss Skydiver also has won the GI Alabama S., GII Santa Anita Oaks, GII Gulfstream Park Oaks and GIII Fantasy S. She was second in the GI Kentucky Oaks, and in the GII Toyota Blue Grass S. against males.

“The 2020 Preakness showcased the heart and tenacity of two great Thoroughbreds, and we'll never forget their stretch battle,” Keeneland President-Elect and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin. “Keeneland is so proud that our September Yearling Sale produced both Swiss Skydiver and Authentic, and now we are especially honored to be able to offer Swiss Skydiver's dam, Expo Gold, at the November Sale.”

In addition to Expo Gold, two other members of Swiss Skydiver's family are cataloged to Book 1 of the November Sale:

In addition to Expo Gold, two other members of Swiss Skydiver's family are cataloged to Book 1 of the November Sale:

  • Half-sister Is It Gold, a winning daughter of Indygo Shiner in foal to Nyquist, is consigned by South Point Sales Agency, agent.
  • Hunter Valley Farm, agent, consigns Miss Hot Legs (Verrazano), and also by a son of More Than Ready, as a broodmare prospect.

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