ANOTHER STRONG DAY AT THE SALES FOR FRANKEL & BATED BREATH
A FRANKEL filly bred by John Camilleri became the highest-priced filly to sell yesterday and a BATED BREATH colt was his highest-priced yearling to sell at public auction.
Lot 954, a FRANKEL filly out of Love Is Blindness, sold to agent Hubie de Burgh for 460,000gns. She is from the family of multiple Gr.1 winners Reliable Man and Fair Salinia and was purchased on behalf of Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm.
De Burgh commented: "She's by one of the great sires of the modern era and there
are Classic winners in her page, she could be a Guineas or an
Oaks filly. On top of that she is a beautiful filly
from a top farm where I keep a lot
of stock, and I've known her since
she was a foal."
He added: "Craig is a great
lover of the horse industry and is going to be a great breeder. He
has some wonderful stock in Europe already and wants to
collect this quality of bloodstock because he is thinking 20 years
ahead. Hopefully she will be one of the foundation mares
in the broodmare band. Craig is developing an Australian
operation, European and American; it is very exciting."
Lot 828, a colt by BATED BREATH, became his sire's most expensive yearling to sell at public auction when Anthony Stroud brought the hammer down at 260,000gns. He was purchased by Baroda Stud's David Cox as a pinhook for €95,000 at Goffs November foal sale last year. Cox said: "He did really well during the last few weeks of prep - he's a smashing colt. It is a great, fast family, the mare has already done it and I know Simon Crisford thinks the world of the two-year-old out of her, Caribbean Sunset."
Date: 13 October 2020