Northern Meteor Yearlings Sell for Up To $640,000
As we expected, the second last crop of yearlings by our ill-fated star sire Northern Meteor were in keen demand at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale with 19 selling in Session I at an average $256,316.
Top seller was a dashing bay colt from Group I winner Danni Martine that was bred by Ashleigh Thoroughbreds and consigned for sale by Southern Cross Breeders fetching $525,000 when bought by C Lai.
Not far behind was a colt from Tara’s Spur that made $450,000 for Newhaven Park when bought by Blue Sky Bloodstock/Gai Waterhouse and our own half-sister to Group I ATC Randwick Guineas winner Dissident from Diana’s Secret that made $400,000 when knocked daown to Gai Waterhouse/James Harron Blooodstock.
Another interesting result for Northern Meteor was the full sister to dual Group I winner Zoustar, who was sold by Attunga Stud for $375,000 to David Redvers Bloodstock/Chris Waller.
As good as Northern Meteor’s results were in the premium part of the sale, his overall top seller came surprisingly from Session II.
Consigned for sale by Widden Stud, the colt from Saffie Darling was bought by the China Horse Club for $640,000 making him the most expensive yearling sired so far by Northern Meteor.
A stunning individual, he is closely related to HK Horse of the Year and World Champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom, who is by Northern Meteor’s sire Encosta de Lago.