$450,000 for Star Witness Colt
Our exciting young sire Star Witness saved the best for last at Magic Millions lighting up the Gold Coast sale ring on Saturday night with a stunning colt from stakes-placed Redoute’s Choice mare Pachanga.
Spirited bidding saw the much admired youngster knocked down for $450,000 to James Harron Bloodstock on behalf of long time clients Dr Edmund Bateman and his wife Belinda.
Offered for sale by Glenlogan Park the sensational colt is a half-brother to this season’s stakes-placed two year-old Piacenza from well-related Pachanga, who traces back to influential matriarch Humour.
This is the family of numerous Group I stars and stakes-winners including Champion New Zealand Sire Pins.
James Harron has enjoyed a lot of success in purchasing outstanding individuals for the Batemans and to have this colt singled out as the best of the Star Witness yearlings offered at this sale is a glowing endorsement for his future on the track.
Over the first four premium sessions of the sale, Star Witness had 18 yearlings sell at an average $112,917, his progeny snapped up by all the good judges.
The dual Group I winning son of Starcraft had eight yearlings sell for $100,000 and upwards.
It’s now onwards and upwards for Star Witness, who covered his biggest book of 191 mares in 2013.