What makes this year's achievements all the more creditable is the fact she became seriously ill en route to Europe last year.
"When she arrived in Amsterdam she got pneumonia," her part-owner Fernando Fantini of Haras Cachagua told me earlier in the year. "She nearly died."
Fantini, a former international polo player who stands several stallions including the Grade 1-placed Grassy in Chile, bred Furia Cruzada in partnership with Haras Dadinco out of his winning Hussonet mare Nuestra Machi. Furia Cruzada was actually sent to the sales as a yearling but was retained when the partnership's other yearlings sold particularly well.
Sent to trainer Antonio Abarca, she won her second race and went on to fill the frame in eight of her nine subsequent starts in Chile, notably when the wide-margin winner of the 2014 Group 1 Alberto Solario Magnasco and Group 2 Haras de Chile.
Such success prompted her connections to try their luck in Argentina, a decision which paid off when she won the Group 1 Gran Premio Gilberto Lerena on turf and Group 1 Gran Premio Criadores on dirt for trainer Alfredo Gaitan Dassie.
An international campaign beckoned and the mare was sent to Gosden, well known to the Fantini family from his days with Charlie Whittingham. She arrived in Newmarket last June and was given plenty of time to acclimatise. She has made seven starts for Gosden this season and has made the frame in four of them.
"David just loved her," said Diane Nagle of the daughter of Desert Style, sold by Barouche Stud. "She's very strong. The cover to Dark Angel really appealed, she's carrying a colt I believe and will hopefully be back here in a few years. She's the dam of Group 1 winner already too."
"She's a tremendous mare," said Lyon, flanked by Simon Marsh and Bill Farish. "For her sake, I think she'll probably stay here and foal and then we'll put our heads together and decide whether to send her back to an European stallion."Ultimately, she's a mare to take back to America. There's a lot going on in the pedigree. So we're very excited."
"I planned to buy four mares this year to restock," she said. "But now I have six! I've sold a few yearlings here in the past but this is my time buying. This was the mare we targeted and it was very exciting."Of Littleprincessemma, Lyon added: "I have a Tapit filly out of her and she's carrying a brother to American Pharoah - I can hardly wait to see what he can do. She's the kindest mare to do anything with. I believe American Pharoah has the most wonderful disposition and knowing the mare, I believe it comes from her."
"It was a smidgen more than I wanted to pay," said Flanagan, "but she's a young Shamardal mare who won five races including a Listed. And she's in foal to a very promising young horse. I tried to get into him last year on behalf of other clients with limited success - he was packed full. This is the club's first mare in foal to him and a nice one to have."
"It was a real stretch to get her, that was our last bid," said Hillen. "Galileo was a real attraction and obviously it's an excellent family."
"She's from a lovely Juddmonte family, " said Wigan, acting on behalf of an undisclosed client. "She's a Classic-placed filly, a very good tough racemare and a good individual."
“[Owner] Gerry Byrne had given me a budget of €12,000 for a colt but instead I found her," remembered Harrington. "She was small but very well made and a great walker, very well balanced.”
“I wanted a colt to name him in honour of my grandson who died in 2013," he said. "Jessie found a filly but we still named her in honour of my grandson and as a nod to Jac Naylor, a bitchy character in Holby City. Luckily the filly wasn't bitchy at all!
“She gave us some unforgettable times on the racecourse that I'll probably never see again. I've had around 11 horses with Jessie but she was by far the best.
“I'll probably reinvest but it will be in something cheap and cheerful. The trainer is already twisting my arm!”
"She's a lovely mare, any mare that breeds a Derby winner is special," said Magnier. "Dermot Weld was praising the two-year-old [Haripour] to me. We'll bring her home and she'll go to Galileo. She's for my parents, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mayfair Speculators."
"She was good commercial business as they say," said the stud's Julian Dollar. "She's a lovely mare who has been a pleasure and a privilege to look after the past couple of years. The guys at the farm have done a lovely job with her, she looked a picture. We've got two lovely fillies to race out of her and we wish the team at Coolmore all the best, she's going to good hands."The Derby victory changed the whole thing and we felt she was a 14-year-old mare. It was now or never - it was this year or we keep her. We're a self-sufficent operation, we don't get any injection of funds and we have to make it work, as sad as it was it makes a lot of sense to put her through the ring."
"I bought her a couple of years ago so I know her progeny well - her Street Cry yearling colt is a very nice horse," said Goff. "She's a lovely mare who could be mated to nearly everything. Perhaps we'll look at a miler."
"My mentor Joss Collins bought Assessor," said Goff. "Despite all the things they say about Richard Hannon, he could train stayers! He was a very good horse - he won the Cadran and Royal Oak."
"We have sires who would suit her," said John O'Connor. "She has already bred a top-class filly by Shamardal and we have a good son in Lope De Vega."But we'll get to know her before deciding who to send her to. We have some nice young stallions, a bunch of Classic winners."A dam of a Group 1 winner is rare, and she has a great physique, strength and movement. Lumiere was a really good filly. "
"She will be brought back to Japan," he said. "One of our own racehorses raced against her, so we have known her for a long time. There are almost too many Deep Impacts in Japan, so it is nice to buy into a new bloodline."She will likely to be bred first with Deep Impact if he is not too busy!,"We have been busy at other sales - Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton, and we were represented at Goffs."
"We will probably put her back in foal to Invincible Spirit [sire of National Defense]," said Bozo. "She was a stand-out in the sale."
"We'll take her home to Ballylinch and decide at a later date which stallion to send her to," he said shortly after receiving his kiss. "Obviously she's by a stallion we know well. Lawman had a good horse this year out of a Giant's Causeway mare - Lope De Vega is obviously that line so that might be the route we take."I saw her run at Deauville and was impressed with her then. It's a family we didn't have any of but it's a very good, old line of Gerry Oldham's that we've been watching. There are plenty of young nice mares producing in the family, lots going on."