Scoop the Gold, High Yield's Dam, Dead

Scoop the Gold, a stakes winner and dam of millionaire High Yield, died April 17 because of a ruptured aorta. Owner Elizabeth Moran, who boarded 15-year-old Scoop the Gold at Fares Farm near Lexington, had bought the Forty Niner mare (in foal to Holy Bull) in the name of her Brushwood Stable for $475,000 at the 1995 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Fred Seitz.

Through Eaton Sales, Moran sold High Yield (by Storm Cat) and his full brother, Turbo Storm, for seven-figure prices. High Yield commanded $1,050,000 at the 1998 Keeneland July yearling, but went on to earn $1,170,196. All three of his stakes wins came in grade I events: the Toyota Blue Grass, Hopeful, and Fountain of Youth Stakes. Four years later, Turbo Storm sold for $1 million at the 2002 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Overall, Scoop the Gold produced four named foals, two of which were winners, as well as an unnamed Giant's Causeway filly, which Moran intends to keep. Scoop the Gold was not in foal at the time of her death,

Scoop the Gold, who was produced from the Nijinsky II mare Leap Lively, initially raced as a homebred for Paul Mellon's Rokeby Stables before joining Seitz' racing stable. For Seitz, she won a division of the Likely Exchange Stakes and ran second in the Marigold Stakes. She retired with four wins from 21 starts and earnings of $114,527.