Weanling Filly Sells For $600,000

An I Am Invincible filly became the highest-priced weanling sold in Sydney in more than a decade during Thursday’s opening session of the 2019 Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale.

The daughter of multiple G1 winner Srikandi, who herself will be offered for auction at the Chairman’s Sale on Friday night, was purchased by Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $600,000 from the Kitchwin Hills draft.

The second top lot, a colt out of Triband sold for $220,000 to Aquis Farm, was the first American Pharoah foal offered for sale in the southern hemisphere

American Pharoah
American Pharoah Picture: Racing and Sports

The weanlings sold averaged $36,652 with the gross reaching $6,340,750.

A total of 14 weanlings sold for $100,000 more from 12 different sires.

Andrew Williams described the Srikandi filly as “a weanling of the highest quality’’.

“She deserved to make that money, she’s got a really good shape to her, good head, walked well and was very similar to the dam,’’ he said.

The American Pharoah x Triband colt was sold by Coolmore Australia.

Aquis’ Shane McGrath said of the purchase: “He is out of a Fastnet Rock mare who is going to have a significant influence as a broodmare sire.

“The sire was a phenomenal racehorse. We have seen plenty of his stock and they are lovely weanlings”

The Chairman’s Sale will see a catalogue of 60 lots offered including the G1 Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia, dual G1 winner Srikandi in foal to American Pharoah, G2-winning and G1-placed sprinter Snitty Kitty and champion 3YO filly Norzita in foal to Snitzel.

Other offerings include G1 winner Pasadena Girl in foal to Sebring, Now Now, the dam of G2 winner Fiesta, in foal to Pierro, champion sprinter Santa Ana Lane’s dam Fast Fleet, star 2YO Loving Gaby’s dam Maastricht and Dashoff, dam of multiple Group-winning mare Spright in foal to I Am Invincible.

The sale will begin with a 2019 nomination to four-time G1 winner Trapeze Artist with all proceeds going to injured jockey Tye Angland.

The other stallion offering is one share in the Russian Revolution stallion syndicate.
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