Juddmonte Farms


The rescheduled round 2 of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale saw a FRANKEL filly sell for A$500,000 to become the top-priced filly and second most expensive yearling sold that day (5th July).

The filly, consigned by Yulong, is the first foal out of Shamardal mare Lake Hamana. She was purchased by Japanese buyer Dr. Isoa Yamazumi. He commented: "There's a very strong Japanese influence through the first three dams especially, the likes of Sobetsu and Sixth Sense and Tower Of London so it's fantastic to be able to buy this filly."

He continued: "I tried to buy one from the family a couple of years ago but missed out so it's a great relief and very exciting to be able to secure this beautiful filly. It's a world-class pedigree being by the great FRANKEL and we liked everything about her."

Yulong Chief Operating Officer Sam Fairgray said: "We're really pleased. She's a lovely filly who had been popular all week and even prior to that. To get A$500,000 for her in this market, we're definitely pleased with that. She's a belter of a filly, she had the size and strength about her and is such a good-moving filly. She was similar to Hungry Heart but probably with a bit more substance to her. She's just a horse who everything was easy for her from the outset."

Date: 06 July 2020