Gold Standard’s Sheeza Belter Sells for $1.35million
A Group I winning juvenile filly from the first crop of Widden Stud’s promising young sire Gold Standard, Sheeza Belter was sold on Thursday through Magic Millions Online as a broodmare prospect to Yulong for $1.35million.
The result was celebrated by Sheeza Belter’s ownership group who were tuned into the auction from Western Australia.
“It is a very nerve-wracking experience selling a horse around that level,” her original buyer and part owner Justin Warwick said.
“I’m relieved that the process has been a success and I’m very happy to see where she is going and the opportunity she will have.”
Sheeza Belter was purchased by Warwick for $50,000 at the 2021 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale and she kicked away her career in Perth with trainer Luke Fernie.
She headed east after winning the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (RL) at Pinjarra and won the Group II BTC Sires’ Produce Stakes for Peter and Paul Snowden before a famous win in the Group I BRC JJ Atkins.
At three she trained on to win the Group II ATC Hot Danish Stakes in Sydney – beating her older and more experienced rivals.
“She has taken all of us on such a wonderful ride,” Warwick noted. “When you buy a horse you dream of what might be to come.
“This girl delivered on that dream. She gave us so much joy on the racetrack and we are excited about her prospects for the next stage of her journey.
“One chapter of the book has now finished but the best thing is, she will get looked after so well and be given a chance with the best stallions in the world.”