Widden Sires Sparkle at Premier
Ill-fated Northern Meteor and young gun Star Witness provided the top two lots during the opening session of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands on Sunday.
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse and James Harron Bloodstock combined forces with Sun Bloodstock to secure the most expensive yearling of the session, a Northern Meteor colt from Group II winner Conquistar that made $450,000.
Sun Bloodstock have already tasted success with Northern Meteor and Gai Waterhouse through their talented colt Fighting Sun, who won his only two starts including the Listed ATC Canonbury Stakes before he was sidelined through injury.
No doubt they will be hoping this colt can show similar ability as his career progresses.
The second highest price of the day was $400,000 paid by Inglis as agent for a colt by Star Witness from Crystal Whip that was offered by renowned Kiwi pinhookers Ascot Farm.
From the family of Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily, the colt was a hugely successful pinhook having been purchased by Ascot Farm for $80,000 at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale last year.