PART TWO- Most Expensive Mares – Are They Worth the Money

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 24

Our story last week speculating on the impending sale of Sunlight and where  she would fit in the list of Australia’s most expensive mares sold at public auction got us thinking about the others on the list and where are they now? This evening we look at those priced between $1.75 and $2million.

Below is the list of mares sold at public auction in Australia for more than $1.7million up to $2million. Click here to see our previous Part One story on mares sold for more than $2million.

 

Horse

Year

Company

Buyer

Price

In Her Time

2020

Inglis

Newgate Bloodstock

2000000

 

Srikandi

2019

Inglis

Tom Magnier

2000000

 

Sun Classique

2010

Inglis

Patinack Farm Pty Ltd

2000000

 

Personify

2008

Inglis

Kieran Moore Bloodstock

2000000

 

Lucida

2008

Inglis

Freyer Bloodstock NSW

2000000

 

Bounding

2016

MM

Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings

1900000

 

The Broken Shore

2014

MM

Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock

1900000

 

Samaready

2020

Inglis

Tom Magnier

1800000

 

Erato

2019

MM

Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd

1750000

 

Gregers

2017

MM

Riyue Trading Pty Ltd

1750000

 

               


In Her Time (Time Thief) – Sold this year off the track.

Srikandi (Dubawi (IRE) -  First two foals for previous owner, fillies by Snitzel and I Am Invincible, have sold for $400,000 and $1million as yearlings, the first of them Heroess (Snitzel) has raced once for a fourth at Warwick Farm. She has a weanling filly by American Pharoah (USA) and is in foal to Justify (USA).

Sun Classique (Fuji Kiseki (Jpn) – Died in 2014 after producing three named colts that all raced, with two being able to win.

Personify (Galileo (IRE) – Has had seven named foals for Cressfield, six have raced and all have won with Laser Flash, Selectify, Trope and this season’s two year-old Fastnet Rock filly Personal all placing in Black type races.

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G1 placed Personal might be the elusive SW for Personify next season.

The latter was third in the Group I MRC Blue Diamond and may yet be that elusive stakes-winner for Personify, who was covered by three different stallions last spring, the last of them All Too Hard.

The yearlings from Personify sold at auction have generated $2.39 million in total.

Lucida (Danehill (USA) – Lucida died in 2016 after being on-sold the previous year at MM National for $160,000 to Lakeview Resources having spent her previous years since her original sale with Fairway Thoroughbreds. She had eight foals that all raced for five winners with All That I Know (Mire Than Ready (USA) placing in a Listed race in Tasmania.

Bounding (Lonhro) – Was sent to North America straight after the sale and her first foal, a colt by Curlin, sold for $4.1million at Keeneland September last year when bought by Godolphin and has been named Aussie Pride. She was covered by Medaglia D’Oro in 2019.

Sale ring superstar!

Bounding had a big pedigree subsequent to her sale with her half-brother Anthony Van Dyck winning the Group I Epsom Derby in 2019, their dam Believe ‘n’ Succeed is now based in Ireland after starting her stud career in Australia. Believe’n’Succeed was bought by Tom Magnier for $1.1million at the MM Broodmare Sale in 2014.

The Broken Shore (Hussonet (USA) -  Has had four named foals, three have raced and all have won headed by triple Group I winner Shoals (Fastnet Rock)  and Group I placed Groundswell (Fastnet Rock) , who topped the 2018 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale when fetching $2.3million.

Triple G1 winner Shoals - image Steve Hart

She has an unraced two year-old colt by Medaglia D’Oro (USA) called Rapids and a yearling filly by Fastnet Rock. She is now in foal to I Am Invincible after missing the previous year..

Samaready (More than Ready (USA) – Sold this year in foal to Snitzel, who is the sire of her best offspring, MM 2YO Classic winner Exhilarates .

Erato (Street Cry (IRE) – Had already produced Blue Diamond winner Lyre before the sale. Produced a colt by Russian Revolution for new owner last year that died subsequently and she was then covered by Lyre’s sire Lonhro.

Gregers (Commands) – First foal is a Written Tycoon 2YO filly Future Force that has raced once and then she has a yearling colt by Written Tycoon, a weanling filly by Snitzel and is now in foal to Lonhro.
 

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