Friday, October 29, 2010


Eliza Park has literally made a hit and run trip to the Gold Coast for the 2010 Horses In Training sale with three 2YOs averaging close to $80,000 and selling the highest priced More Than Ready ($130,000).
The flashy King of Roses colt (from Grand Lodge mare Star Design) was snapped up by the astute Grant Morgan (On Track Thoroughbreds) for $40,000, while the Bel Esprit colt from Mookta mare Straight By was knocked down to Kiwi agent Paul Beamish for $67,500.
But the coup de grace was unquestionably the More Than Ready colt, from Joshua Dancer mare, Gathering Storm, who was purchased for $130,000 by South African buyer World Wide Bloodstock (interestingly, Gathering Storm was a stakes winner in South Africa).

More Than Ready - Gathering Storm: sold to World Wide BS for $130,000

It was also encouraging to see the first crop progeny of highly promising stallion, WRITTEN TYCOON, selling so well on the Coast – obviously due to the precociousness shown by a number of trial winners and the brilliant second of Masthead in the $250,000 Inglis race at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day.
Overall, the three youngsters sold averaged $56,250 with the colt from Chapent (sold at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $30,000), eventually going the way of Singapore’s Basil Marcus for $110,000.

Eliza Park is also selling 13 horses at the Inglis Australian Racehorse Sale on 14 November and for full pedigree details, photos and videos - both breeze up and parade - click here.

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