R23,5 Million For UK-Bound Mare

Well related - but never won a Gr1

A staggering A$2.3 million was outlaid for maiden mare Missrock (Fastnet Rock-Miss Judgement, by Strategic) on the opening day of the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Consigned by Kingstar Farm, the triple Gr1-placed 5YO mare comes with a lovely pedigree, being out of a Gr3-winning half-sister to Gr1 Oakleigh Plate winner Mrs Onassis and two other Group winners, as well as promising current Fastnet Rock stakes-performer Millard Reaction.

Boasting Gr1 Blue Diamond and Gr1 Australia Stakes winner Lady Jakeo as her third dam, Missrock won three times at stakes level, including the Gr3 Percy Sykes Stakes. The buyers were listed as John and Jake Warren from the UK.

John Warren (pictured below) is known around the world as the Racing Manager for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and in recent years has teamed up with his son Jake; the pair are leading buyers right around the world.

The Warrens spent recent days on the Gold Coast and were struck with Missrock when they inspected her on the grounds. “She is one of those mares who doesn’t take much inspecting – she’s an absolute beauty,” Jake Warren said. “She fit the bill for us on conformation, she’s a lovely sized mare. She’s very strong and powerful and she has a great action. We were just in awe of her and thought she was a lovely type…  She has been bought for a private client of Highclere Stud and she is going to come back up to the UK and she will be based at Highclere Stud, where the intention will be to use the best available European stallions with a view to try to breed Classic horses.”

Presented at the auction by Kingstar Farm for an ownership group headed by Ray and Susie Montague, Missrock was able to make her last major Australian appearance at the same place she made her first – she was a A$500,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy for her former trainer Robbie Laing.

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