It has gone past the crest of a winning wave now -- it has become tidal in its appearance. That's about as accurate a description as one can make of this buying frenzy in Australia as day two of William Inglis & Son's Australian Easter sale ended.
Danehill's astonishing son, Redoute's Choice, landed the day's top-priced yearling at Aus$1.8 million (U.S.$1.45 million) when his fantastically put together son from the unraced Marauding mare Saucy Nell stunned everyone.
A sizable chunk of Tom Simon's $50 million investment in Australia under his Vinery banner is to be liquidated with his southern broodmares dispersed in Sydney April 3. So there was indeed a splash of irony in that the Vinery head had his first Australian group I success at Randwick March 26.
Not only will the second wave by Redoute's Choice smash the 2-year-old earnings record for an Australian season, they could double the current mark before the season ends July 31.
The world's richest 2-year-old race, the $2.8 million (U.S.) Golden Slipper Stakes (Aus-I) over 1,200 meters (six furlongs) run at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, takes place this Saturday.
Danehill's final generation at Australia's yearling sales has sparked much speculation about succession.
Trans-Tasman super buyer Graeme Rogerson paid top price of Aus$320,000 for a strapping colt by boom Arrowfield Stud stallion Redoute's Choice (Danehill -- Shantha's Choice) during Monday's second session of the three-day Inglis premier yearling sale in Melbourne Australia.
The opening day of Melbourne's two-day Inglis Premier Sale in Victoria rang the bell loud and clear – buyers want Encosta de Lago's progeny.
That man Rogie (trainer Graeme Rogerson) has done it again. He never seems far from the headlines at Magic Millions time and when his hunky gray colt by Redoute's Choice--Skating won the $1 million Magic Millions 2-Year-Old Classic over 1,200 meters, he was surrounded by media yet again.
In what appears to be a devastating blow to Arrowfield Stud, its young sire Platinum Scissors (Danehill -- Shantha's Choice) at this point in time appears to be having fertility problems.
During another weekend when Danehill posthumously expanded his list of grade/group I winning offspring -- with Juddmonte Farm's Light Jig in the Yellow Ribbon and Susan Magnier's Oratorio in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere -- a trio of his sons, Redoute's Choice, Desert King and Danewin produced group I winners in Sydney Oct 2.
The incredible wave of buying interest that has swept the globe continued at Inglis' weanling sale in Sydney Sunday.
Fashion has been the bane of men for years. Take Monday's Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney, Australia as the purest of examples.
William Inglis & Son's classic yearling sale got off to a strong start Sunday in Australia, with a record price of Aus$220,000 for a Redoute's Choice colt purchased by trainer Bart Cummings.
A filly by Redoute's Choice brought Aus$110,000 Monday to top the Magic Millions national weanling sale, which recorded its highest-ever gross revenue of Aus$2,025,450.
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