The Hong Kong Jockey Club has purchased four yearlings in private sales from stud farms in Argentina for a total outlay of US$410,000 (approximately HK$3.2 million). The attractive youngsters are from strong black type families.
An Exchange Rate half-brother to the outstanding champion Invasor, the G1 Dubai World Cup winner who also won G1 races in the United States and South America, was secured for US$200,000. The bay’s dam, Quendom, also numbers UAE Listed winner Interpret among her five winning offspring.
Exchange Rate, a G2 winner in the US, has produced G1 scorers in the northern and southern hemispheres and the Club paid US$100,000 for another son of the stallion. The colt is a full-brother to the Argentine G1 winner Querida Rebeca, out of the 1400m winner My Palestina who has also produced the G2 winner My Golan and G1-placed Maaleh. Two other full-siblings have scored at a mile and 1400m in minor company.
A colt by the G1 Prix Morny winner Orpen was bought for US$60,000. The bay is out of the 1200m winner Escayola and is a half-brother to six winners including the G3 victors Estrechada and Exchanger.
The Club paid US$50,000 for an athletic colt by the US G2 winner Grand Reward, a successful sire of sprinters in Argentina. His full-brother, out of the Listed-placed La Campoy, is a two-time winner.
b c by Exchange Rate ex Quendom (Interprete) US$200,000 (approx. HK$1.564 million)
b c by Exchange Rate ex My Palestina (Fitzcarraldo) US$100,000 (approx. HK$782,000)
b c by Orpen ex Escayola (Roy) US$60,000 (approx. HK$469,000)
b c by Grand Reward ex La Campoy (Luhuk) US$50,000 (approx. HK$391,000)