Watch Lot 131 Redoutes’s Choice half brother to Black Caviar on parade at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale
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INGLIS EASTER YEARLING SALE
Newmarket, Sydney, Australia
9, 10 & 11 April 2013
The anticipation for lot 131 at Inglis’s Easter Yearling Sale had been enormous, and the bay colt did not disappoint. The son of Redoute’s Choice out of Helsinge counts none other than sprinting sensation Black Caviar (Aus) (Bel Esprit) as a sibling, and as that multiple record holder eyes a potential 26th win from as many starts in Saturday’s Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes, her little brother brought down a record of his own. Selling as part of the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft on behalf of Ric Jamison’s Gilgai Farm, lot 131 soared past the Australasian yearling highwater mark all the way to a jaw-dropping A$5 million.
Australian-based syndicator BC3 Thoroughbreds, who purchased a full-sister to the colt for A$2.6 million a year ago, was the lucky buyer yet again. The colt is also a half to All Too Hard (Aus) (Casino Prince), who topped this sale in 2011 at A$1.025 million before becoming a multiple Group 1 winner himself.
Lot 123 provided a nice appetizer to the main course when the Fastnet Rock (Aus) half-brother to another exceptional Aussie sprinter Starspangledbanner (Aus) (Choisir) went to John Warren for A$2.4 million.
Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News