Peter Callahan's Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil–Expo Gold, by Johannesburg) didn't turn a single hair for the entirety of the five minutes and change that she stood in the ring at Fasig-Tipton November Tuesday evening, and when the dust had settled, the chestnut filly had sold for $4.7 million to the bid of Northern Farm's Shingo Hashimoto. It took just a bit more than the 1:53 required for Swiss Skydiver to win last year's COVID-delayed GI Preakness S. for the bidding to wander into the $3-million territory, with interested parties both inside the pavilion and out. It slowly made its way higher for the next three minutes before the winning salvo was fired. Swiss Skydiver splashed onto the scene in the 2020 GII Gulfstream Oaks and added the GIII Fantasy S. and GII Santa Anita Oaks before finishing second to Art Collector in the GII Toyota Blue Grass S., her first try against the boys. Easy winner of the GI Alabama S., she completed a Daredevil exacta in the GI Longines Kentucky Oaks before upsetting GI Kentucky Derby and GI Breeders' Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Authentic (Into Mischief) at Old Hilltop. In four starts this term, Swiss Skydiver added the GI Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.
📽️ Watch Champion SWISS SKYDIVER sell for $4,700,000 at The November Sale! Congrats to all the connections!#FasigNovember @McPeekRacing pic.twitter.com/4esB37zwGb
— Fasig-Tipton (@FasigTiptonCo) November 10, 2021
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