Wednesday, April 11, 2012


The sale ring at Inglis’ famous Newmarket complex in Sydney was set alight this morning as the yearling half-sister to World Champion Sprinter Black Caviar and ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes favourite All Too Hard was sold for $2.6million to BC3 Thoroughbreds, reports
By Australian Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice, the filly is the fourth foal of Helsinge, the dam of Black Caviar, All Too Hard and Moshe.
The filly was sold as Lot 200 at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale on behalf of breeder Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm.
Bidding on the star youngster opened at $1million, but immediately jumped to $1.5million before moving up steadily in $100,000 increments before Bill Vlahos of BC3 went head to head with leading Japanese trainer Mr Toshiaki Shirai, the under bidder who was working on instructions for a client from Japan.
BC3 Thoroughbreds are well-known for purchasing yearlings in America and turning them into top class racehorses, with Bill Vlahos and the team looking forward to their new acquisition working through the BC3 program at their Torquay property in Australia.
“It [bidding] was a bit of an adrenalin rush, I’m just glad no one else put their hand up because we were at our limit,” Bill Vlahos said.
The filly will be trained in Victoria by Danny O’Brien.
“I think everyone who came to the sale went to have a look at her, as she is a once in the lifetime opportunity to buy into this brilliant family,” O’Brien told TVN shortly after the purchase.
“Peter [Moody] has done such a great job with Black Caviar, and it’s just great to see this filly stay in Australia,” O’Brien said.

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