HKJC Spend R60 Million At Inglis

Sale was conducted electronically

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.

They spent the equivalent of over R60 million.

The sale was conducted electronically.The HKJC has bought in South Africa in the past but are unlikely to travel for the National Yearling Sale next month, given the travel restrictions currently in place.

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.

Purchase details

  • 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)

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