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Gainesway, agent for Normandy Farm, will offer Grade 1 winner and millionaire Daddys Lil Darling at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale. The 4-year-old filly will be offered as a broodmare prospect.
A daughter of top international sire Scat Daddy, Daddys Lil Darling provided many memorable wins for her owner and breeder, the late Nancy Polk of Normandy Farm. A graded stakes winner at 2, 3 and 4, her most significant win came in the American Oaks (G1) over Santa Anita’s turf course.
A versatile dual surface threat, Daddys Lil Darling also demonstrated tremendous ability over dirt. She captured the Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at 2, and also recorded impressive second-place performances in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Ashland Stakes (G1) at 3.
Over the course of her career, Daddys Lil Darling earned more than $1.3 million and won or placed in 11 graded stakes races, the highest number for any son or daughter of Scat Daddy.
“A top physical to complement her proven Grade 1 ability, Daddys Lil Darling will appeal to all buyers looking for an outstanding young broodmare prospect,” said Michael Hernon, Gainesway’s Director of Sales.
Daddys Lil Darling is a half-sister to three stakes horses, including millionaire Mongolian Saturday, winner of the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint (G1), and multiple stakes winner Victoryasecret. Her dam, Miss Hot Salsa was a stakes winner who also finished second in the San Clemente H. (G2).
From a prolific female family, Daddys Lil Darling’s first three dams are all graded stakes producers.
Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning added, “Daddys Lil Darling was one of the top fillies in North America each year from 2 to 4, on both turf and dirt. Her pedigree and race record make her highly appealing to buyers from around the world.”
The Fasig-Tipton November Sale will be held on Sunday, November 4, in Lexington, Kentucky.