Cry and Catch Me brought the second-highest price during the Nov. 5 Fasig-Tipton November sale when she fetched $3.5 million from Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud in Florida. Consigned by John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent, as Hip No. 133, the grade I-winning Street Cry mare is in foal to Bernardini .
Earlier in the sale, Hill 'n' Dale also sold the mare's weanling Medaglia d'Oro filly (Hip No. 110) for $620,000 to Waratah Thoroughbreds. Live Oak was the under bidder on the weanling filly.
"The proof is in the pudding with (Cry and Catch Me's) foal....and with all the grade Is and her page...she just ticked off every box," said Bruce Hill, general manager of Live Oak, of the 7-year-old mare. "She's a gorgeous mare, she's young, and has her first foal on the ground. Everything fit. We're going to regroup and figure out (who she'll be bred to next). Bernardini wouldn't be a bad choice."
An earner of $226,480, Cry and Catch Me won or placed in four of six of her career starts. She scored her big victory in the 2007 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita. The dark bay or brown mare initially fetched $150,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.
Cry and Catch Me is out of the stakes-winning Doc's Leadermare Please Sign In and is a half sister to group II winner Certify (by Elusive Quality ). She also hails from the female family of European champion Suave Dancer, Italian champion Suave Tern, and German champion Shicklah.
Cry and Catch Me was bred in Kentucky by Hurstland Farm and William Kartozian.