This week’s Easter Broodmare Sale has seen a flurry of activity from shareholders keen to engage the services of 2010 Newmarket Handicap hero, Wanted.
Following on from a recent dispersal in Perth which saw three mares in foal to Wanted sell up to $205,000 (averaging $161,666 overall), broodmares were purchased at Easter with the specific intention of visiting the stallion this spring.
Leading the charge was the More Than Ready Group winner Patronyme (in foal to Wanted’s sire Fastnet Rock) who was knocked down to EBA, on behalf of a shareholder, for $425,000. A speed family, Patronyme (below) was the winner of six, including the STC Birthday Card Stakes-G3 and Triscay Stakes-LR.
EBA also won out in a bidding duel for the brilliant Satin Robes, a granddaughter of Group One winner Lady Madonna and a stakes winner at Flemington in her own right. Satin Robes, who twice visited Fastnet Rock and is in foal to High Chaparral, was eventually sold for $175,000.
Yet another EBA purchase was the Rory’s Jester Group Two winner Toast of the Coast which brought $120,000. Snaring five wins from 1000-1200m, Toast of the Coast is from the Group Two winner Solo Show, a half sister to the dam of this season’s Brisbane stakes winning sprinter, Beyonce’s Star.
Other confirmations for Wanted in 2011 include Hennessy mare Categorical, dam of 2YO stakes winners Krupt (STC Todman Slipper-G2) and Anevay (VRC Talindert S-LR) – both by Danehill line stallions – and the well bred Angelic Belle, dam of 6-time stakes winner Here de Angels. Precocious speed in abundance!
Furthermore, two of the three mares purchased in Perth will return to Wanted this spring.
Meanwhile, Wanted’s run continued at the Easter Broodmare Sale when three in-foal matrons sold up to $140,000.
Wanted is certainly gearing up for another successful season following on from his initial book where 85% of his mares have been tested in foal.