Bel Esprit had four sell, averaging over $75,000 (off a 2007 service fee of $20,000) with the top price of $100,000 paid by Colin Little for the colt from Madame Grange.
Danbird, only had the one entry on the Coast, but Laurel Oak Bloodstock was quick to snap up the half brother to Group One winner Jymcarew for $55,000. Stranded in NSW after the outbreak of EI, Danbird covered just 33 mares in 2007 at a fee of $8,800.
Colm Santry ($100,000) and Amanda Skiffington ($95,000) were just two of the major buyers who fancied the sons and daughters of exciting sire, God’s Own (2007 fee: $33,000), whose second crop of youngsters were as eagerly sought out as the first.
Perhaps the star of the show though was first season sire Written Tycoon. The Group Two winning 2YO was only represented by two youngsters on the Gold Coast, but the pair grossed $100,000, with Dean Hawthorne forking out $55,000 for the colt from Kassiyaka during Session 5 after the Written Tycoon – Queenie colt was knocked down to David Payne for $45,000 on day three.
Little wonder when you see the similarities between the pair!
(That is Written Tycoon on top and the Written Tycoon - Queenie colt below)
Congratulations also to purchasers of the eight lots sold under the Eliza Park banner:
- Testa Rossa – Baltics filly : David O’Callaghan Bloodstock
- God’s Own – Maneater colt : Amanda Skiffington
- God’s Own – Miss Theron colt : Troy Gayler
- God’s Own – Sinikka colt : Wade Burridge
- Elusive Quality – Timeless Winds filly : Shane Morrisy
- Danbird – Aperto colt : Laurel Oak Bloodstock
- Bel Esprit – Lottacosta filly : Jason Petch