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The November Sale To Offer Grade 1 Winner Rushing Fall
Author: Clint Goodman
Published: Thursday September 10, 2020
Rushing Fall, a multiple grade 1 winner, is set to be offered at The November Sale, Fasig-Tipton's marquee breeding sale in Lexington. The auction house announced the plans on Tuesday.
The 5-year-old More Than Ready mare is trained by Chad Brown, who is a four-time Eclipse champion. She will be consigned by Indian Creek, agent, on behalf of the Edwards family's e Five Racing Thoroughbreds.
Rushing Fall is a six-time grade 1 winner, and she has career earnings of $2,553,000. Along with Beholder and Lady Eli, she is one of the three females in the modern era to score grade 1 races at the ages of 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Rushing Fall won her career debut at Belmont Park in September of her 2-year-old season, and since then, she has raced only with graded stakes company. She now has 10 career graded stakes victories coming at four different tracks throughout the country.
The impressive runner's record includes 11 wins and two runner-up finishes from 14 career starts.
In her 2-year-old season, Rushing Fall took the 2017 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3T) by over three lengths. It was just her second career start, and she then went on to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) before being named a finalist for champion 2-year-old filly.
At the age of 3, she won the Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (G2T) and Lake Placid Stakes (G2T). She also took a wire-to-wire victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes Presented by Lane's End (G1T).
Rushing Fall's 4-year-old campaign included a front-running victory in the Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) before going on to take the Longines Just a Game Stakes (G1T). In the latter, she came close to setting a new course record time.
Even with all of her impressive runs throughout the past few campaigns, Rushing Fall is considered by many to be in the best form of her career this year. She kicked off her 2020 campaign with another wire-to-wire win in the Beaugay Stakes (G3T).
She then defended her title in the Jenny Wiley and set a new course record for 1 1/16 miles in 1:39.02. Her most recent performance was a victory in the Diana Stakes (G1), once again almost setting a new course record time on Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.
Rushing Fall is being pointed toward making a return in the Breeders' Cup before being offered at The November Sale in Lexington on Nov. 8.
Rushing Fall's Pedigree
She was purchased for $320,000 in 2016 at The Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton's selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, NY, by agent Mike Ryan on behalf of the Edwards family. She is out of the Forestry mare Autumnal, who is a 100% percent winner producer from five foals to start.
Rushing Fall is a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Milam, as well as stakes-placed Autumn Song. The runner is also a half-sister to Homecoming Dance, the dam of stakes winner Empire Line, and Hang a Star, a graded stakes-placed contender this year.
Some of Rushing Fall's immediate family includes Albert the Great and Trumpet's Blare, both grade 1 winners.
"Rushing Fall is one of the more brilliant turf females we have seen in some time, compiling a near-perfect record in capturing her division's most prestigious and competitive races," said Boyd Browning Jr., the Fasig-Tipton president. "She is a true collector's item, and we are honored that the Edwards family has entrusted her sale to Fasig-Tipton."