Dual Breeders' Cup Winner Goodnight Olive Sells to John Stewart for $6M

Goodnight Olive | Fasig-Tipton

Champion Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper–Salty Strike, by Smart Strike), who on Saturday captured her second GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, sold for $6 million Tuesday night at the Fasig-Tipton November sale to John Stewart. The amount matched the price Mike Repole spent on three-time Grade I winner Nest (Curlin) earlier in the evening.

Consigned by Elite, agent as hip 237, Goodnight Olive went through the ring as a racing or broodmare prospect. She had first stepped into the same Fasig-Tipton ring in 2019 as an October yearling, where she was picked up by First Row Partners, Liz Crow agent for $170,000. The dark bay or brown mare, now a 5-year-old, raced for First Row Partners and Team Hanley. Trained by Chad Brown, the Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings-bred is nine for 12 lifetime. In addition to her back-to-back Breeders' Cup victories, she also captured the GI Madison S. and GI Ballerina H. She was honored with the Eclipse Award for champion female sprinter in 2022 and has earned just shy of $2.2 million.

Gavin O'Connor signed for Goodnight Olive on behalf of John Stewart. The two also paired earlier in the sale on a duo of $3-million mares in Breeders' Cup winner Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and champion Forte's dam Queen Caroline (Blame).

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