Gamine, the champion female sprinter of 2020, sold to M.V. Magnier representing the Coolmore partnership for $7 million on Sunday at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.
The 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief was offered in-foal to top commercial sire Quality Road, after finishing her career with nine wins in 11 starts for earnings of $1,771,500.
Gamine made good on the $1.8 million paid for her by owner Michael Lund Petersen at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale over the course of her career. Trained by Bob Baffert, she won each of her first four starts, culminating in an 18 3/4-length score in the G1 Acorn Stakes, and a seven-length drubbing of the G1 Test Stakes.
After finishing out of the money in the Kentucky Oaks after setting the pace, Gamine won her next five races, starting with a 6 1/4-length triumph in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, which secured her the Eclipse Award as that year’s champion female sprinter.
At four, Gamine rolled off wins G3 Las Flores Stakes, the G1 Derby City Distaff Stakes, the G2 Great Lady M Stakes, and finally, the G1 Ballerina Handicap. Her final start came in the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Del Mar, where she finished third.
Bred in Kentucky by Grace Thoroughbred Holdings, Gamine is out of the stakes-placed Kafwain mare Peggy Jane. She hails from the family of Canadian champion Dynamic Sky.