$750,000 for First Mare Offered in Foal to Trapeze Artist

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Widden Stud had the honour of offering the first mare in foal to their exciting young sire Trapeze Artist at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale  and Samara Dancer (NZ) proved a popular commodity, secured by Victorian based Sheamus Mills Bloodstock/ Longwood Thoroughbred Farm for $750,000.

Winner of the Group II MRC Blue Diamond Prelude, Samara Dancer is a half-sister by Hinchinbrook to Group III winner Éclair Big Bang from a solid Black Type family.

Her first two seasons at stud have produced a colt and filly by I Am Invincible and she was offered in foal to Snitzel’s champion son Trapeze Artist, who was Australia’s busiest first season sire last year covering 180 mares at a fee of $88,000.

Sheamus Mills Bloodstock/ Longwood Thoroughbred Farm bought two additional mares at the sale in foal to Trapeze Artist paying $270,000 for Written Tycoon’s stakes-winning daughter Hot Dipped and $230,000 for Group III winner Fuddle Dee Duddle.

Astute bloodstock agent Paul Moroney paid $150,000 for imported Invincible Spirit mare Viviette (IRE) in foal to Trapeze Aritist in her first season at stud.

Trapeze Artist is priced in 2020 at $77,000.

The Trapeze Artist Syndicate were also active as buyers snapping up two lovely mares from the Luskin Park Dispersal.

They purchased She’s a Wildcat, the full sister to Group I winner Foxwedge, for $230,000. She was offered in foal to Flying Artie and had a major pedigree update as her two year-old Untamed (colt by Pierro) is now a stakes-winner of the Listed ATC Fernhill Handicap.

They also purchased imported stakes-winner Late Spring (USA) for $280,000 in foal to The Autumn Sun.