Fasig Bound Going Global Adds Another Graded Tally

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Just minutes after her stablemate Balnikhov (Ire) (Adaay {Ire}) took Keeneland's GIII Bryan Station S., millionaire Going Global added another graded tally to her CV in what is likely to be the final start of her career. The bay is set to be offered next Sunday as hip 292 at Fasig-Tipton's Night of the Stars.

The Irish import won six of her first seven Stateside starts, including the GI Del Mar Oaks last August followed by a score in this event last term when it was held at Del Mar as part of Breeders' Cup weekend. Her Grade II victories this year came in the Apr. 9 GII Royal Heroine S. and Aug. 13 GII Yellow Ribbon H., and she was looking to settle a score with Avenue de France (Fr) (Cityscape {GB}), who turned the tables on her last time in Del Mar's GII John C. Mabee S. Sept. 10.

Away in second, Going Global was taken back one slot approaching the first bend and took up a perfect rail spot. She split foes and went for the lead after six panels in 1:10.80, quickly spurted clear in upper stretch and held sway from there.

“I was on the right horse,” said winning rider Umberto Rispoli. “She is very easy to ride. Once I hit the turn to go home, I just pressed the button and she did the rest. She can go forever, and it's a good way to go out. It's always sad to see a horse like her go. I feel so privileged and grateful to have been on her for her final race.”

Added conditioner Phil D'Amato, “She's just the epitome of a champion in my heart. She's done so much for me. She's won many graded stakes in stylish fashion and she's probably the best grass filly I've ever trained… It means a lot and to send her out, potentially a winner, I mean that's what I thought we owed to her, and she did it in stylish fashion… She just has all the attributes, the heart, the will and an unbelievable turn of foot.”

Co-owner Michael Nentwig, who has enjoyed an incredible run with European imports in recent years, said while fighting back tears: “She is an amazing filly. She is a once in a lifetime horse. It is sad to see her go. This is tough. She is so tough. She leaves next Thursday for the sale. If the right price is not met, then we will bring her back and decide about racing her again.”

Saturday, Santa Anita
GOLDIKOVA S.-GII, $200,500, Santa Anita, 10-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:33.85, fm.
1–GOING GLOBAL (IRE), 126, f, 4, by Mehmas (Ire)
                1st Dam: Wrood, by Invasor (Arg)
                2nd Dam: Ras Shaikh, by Sheikh Albadou (GB)
                3rd Dam: Aneesati (GB), by Kris (GB)
(€15,500 Ylg '19 GOFSPT). O-CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul
Gevertz, Michael Nentwig & Ray Pagano; B-N. Hartery (IRE);
T-Philip D'Amato; J-Umberto Rispoli. $120,000. Lifetime
Record: GISW, 17-10-2-1, $1,137,292. *1/2 to Mitbaahy (Ire)
(Profitable {Ire}), GSW-Eng, $160,470. Werk Nick Rating: D+.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross  pedigree or
free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–England's Rose, 122, m, 6, English Channel–Gingham and
Lace, by Kris S. ($35,000 RNA Wlg '16 KEENOV; $140,000 Ylg
'17 KEESEP). O-Mercedes Stables LLC, West Point
Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy & David Ingordo and
Steve Mooney; B-St. George Farm LLC (KY); T-John A.
Shirreffs. $40,000.
3–Karakatsie, 122, f, 4, Karakontie (Jpn)–Alexandrite, by Lemon
Drop Kid. 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($37,000 RNA Ylg '19
KEESEP; $15,000 2yo '20 OBSAPR). O-Chad Schumer & Stephen
Screnci; B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY); T-George
Papaprodromou. $24,000.
Margins: 1HF, 3HF, NK. Odds: 0.30, 11.30, 24.30.
Also Ran: Burgoo Alley (Ire), Avenue de France (Fr), Cover Version. Click for the Equibase.com chart or the TJCIS.com PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

Pedigree Notes:

Going Global is one of a trio of highest-level winners from her sire's first crop, and one of his 11 group/graded winners, but is the only to do so in the U.S. despite a number of other productive runners in the States, including Friday's Chelsey Flower S. runner-up Tax Implications (GB). Horse of the Year and GI Breeders' Cup Classic hero Invasor (Arg) has sired the dams of three graded/group winners.

After producing Going Global and her year-younger Group 3-winning half-brother Mitbaahy (Ire), dam Wrood's subsequent foals have been in very high demand. Her now 2-year-old filly Canadiansmokeshow (Ire) (U S Navy Flag) was a €290,000 Goffs Orby yearling and was most recently second at Southwell 20 days earlier, while her yearling filly by Saxon Warrior (Jpn) fetched 450,000gns from Al Shira'aa Racing during Book 1 of Tattersalls October. Going Global has a full brother foaled Apr. 23.

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