The Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased nine eye-catching colts for a total outlay of AU$5.145 million (approximately HK$24.6 million) at the recent Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
The Club’s highest-priced purchase was Lot 191, a good-looking son of Exceed And Excel – sire of Hong Kong luminary Mr Stunning – knocked down for AU$760,000. The bay is out of the G3 1200m winner Serious Satire whose dam Zarzuela notched a pair of G2 wins and placed third in the G1 New Zealand Oaks. The colt’s third dam is the G1-winning New Zealand champion sprint filly Star Satire.
Medaglia d’Oro has gained prominence in Hong Kong this term thanks to the exploits of his brilliant BMW Hong Kong Derby-winning son Golden Sixty. The auctioneer’s gavel dropped in the Club’s favour at AU$725,000 for Lot 389, a brown colt by the G1 sire. The youngster is a half-brother to the speedy G1-placed G2 winner Smart Missile, being out of a half-sister to the G1 scorer Northern Meteor.
Lot 213 went the Club’s way for AU$700,000, being a colt by the in-demand I Am Invincible from the direct female line of the great producer Fall Aspen. The youngster’s dam Solar Moon is a winning three parts sister to the high-class G1-placed Dee Ex Bee, being out of a full-sister to the outstanding champion Dubai Millennium.
The Club secured another son of I Am Invincible for the same price. Lot 291 is an athletic individual out of the sharp G3 winner Written Dash from the family of the G1-placed sprinter Masthead and G1 T J Smith winner Sizzling.
The Club opened its buying with Lot 170, a half-brother to G1-winner Hampton Court; Lot 239 is out of a half-sister to G2 winner Champagne Harmony from a G1-producing family; Lot 408 is a strong Fastnet Rock colt out of a half-sister to Australian champion Dissident; Lot 435 is a half-brother to Listed winner Zoustyle from the family of German champion Felician; Lot 489, a Snitzel colt is related to New Zealand champion filly Princess Coup and her son Thewizardofoz who was Champion Griffin and a G3 winner in Hong Kong.
Lot 170 ch c Pride Of Dubai ex Roses ‘n’ Wine (Broken Vow) AU$500,000 (approx. HK$2,391,000)
Lot 191 b c Exceed And Excel ex Serious Satire (More Than Ready) AU$760,000 (approx. HK$3,634,000)
Lot 213 br c I Am Invincible ex Solar Moon (Pivotal) AU$700,000 (approx. HK$3,347,000)
Lot 239 br c Tavistock ex Tempting Delight (Northern Meteor) AU$150,000 (approx. HK$717,000)
Lot 291 b/br c I Am Invincible ex Written Dash (Written Tycoon) AU$700,000 (Approx. HK$3,347,000)
Lot 389 br c Medaglia d’Oro ex Comical Smile (Comic Strip) AU$725,000 (approx. HK$3,466,000)
Lot 408 b c Fastnet Rock ex Diana’s Star (Northern Meteor) AU$460,000 (approx. HK$2,199,000)
Lot 435 ch c Sebring ex Fashion (Anabaa) AU$550,000 (approx. HK$2,630,000)
Lot 489 ch c Snitzel ex Houston Benefactor (Encosta De Lago) AU$600,000 (approx. HK$2,869,000)