Haveyougoneaway? Not at all. The 5-year-old mare with the unusual name and intriguing sales history appears to be just hitting her stride as she heads into the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
She was unraced at two, useful at three with three wins from 10 starts and earnings around $100,000, and the same at four.
Now, at age five, this mare has come into her own. She has five wins, all in stakes company, and two seconds from seven starts this year.
Haveyougoneaway notched her first Grade 1 victory, and gave trainer Tom Morley his first Grade 1 win, when she upset the G1 Ballerina at Saratoga in late August. It was her third straight win, and it earned her a berth in the Breeders’ Cup as part of the “Win and You’re In” series.
The New York-bred daughter of Congrats brought $50,000 as a weanling at Fasig-Tipton, then $100,000 as yearling at Saratoga. She failed to meet her reserve price as a 2-year-old in training at Ocala in 2013, then reappeared in the sales ring that November at Keeneland.
This time she was sold for a mere $1,200.
She was campaigned by the Texas-based Champion Racing Stable at three, four, and earlier this year before being purchased privately in April by her current connections. Since moving to Morley’s barn, she has run second in the Critical Eye Stakes, won the Dancin Renee Stakes, and notched her first graded stake with a score in the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap July 27 at Saratoga.
She’s now won 11 of 26 starts, six of those in stakes company, and has $897,425 in earnings.