$1.35Million Mare Dosh to Call Widden Stud Home
A dual Group III winning mare by Rich Enuff, Dosh was the first broodmare to sell for seven figures at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale on Friday afternoon when fetching $1.35million.
Consigned by Widden Stud on behalf of her owners headed by her trainer Grahame Begg, Dosh attracted keen bidding before being knocked down to Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson with a positive test to champion sire Exceed and Excel in her first season at stud.
“(It’s) a lot of dosh, but we loved her. The owners, with Grahame Begg who trained her, sent her to Widden. Having her there, we got to know her very well and we loved her, so did everyone else here,” Thompson said.
“In my mind, she was the nicest physical in the sale and (we) had to push the boat out a bit further than we hoped but we’re taking home the mare we love.
“She’s a lovely mare for Zoustar. We look forward to taking her home to Widden, foaling down a nice Exceed and sending her back to Zoustar.”
Dosh was originally a $155,000 Inglis Classic purchase and went on to win over $300,000 on the track with her feature wins coming in the Group III VRC Ottawa Stakes and MRC Blue Diamond Preview.
She comes from the family of Golden Slipper winners Capitalist and Merlene and it’s tough not to think she’ll be likely to produce precocious juveniles in the future.
Widden Stud have had phenomenal success breeding with blue hen Solar Charged, who has a very similar profile to Dosh as a fast Group III winning juvenile by an outcross sire.
Widden Stud sold six mares at the sale for a total $3,565,000.