Inglis Easter Million Dollar Success for Widden
Widden Stud sold two colts on Monday at Inglis Easter for $1.3million and got the same price for our stunning I Am Invincible filly from Prompt Response on Tuesday.
A glorious looking bay, she is the second foal of $1.6million earning Beneteau mare Prompt Response and was snapped up by Kiwi buyer Lance O’Sullivan’s Wexford Stables.
O’Sullivan has enjoyed Group I success with previous Australian purchases Summer Passage (Snitzel) and Rocket Spade (Fastnet Rock), so was keen to secure the filly, who is by the sire of current New Zealand glamour mare Imperatriz.
“Easter’s the pick of all the sales. You get type, you get pedigree and, funnily enough, we had five vetted and every one of them passed with flying colours, so you certainly get the total package here,” Lance O’Sullivan told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“She is a beautiful filly, she has a great temperament, a great type, a great walking filly and it’ll be really exciting to get her back home.”
Prompt Response was purchased privately by Widden Stud and partners and has a Zoustar filly to follow and is back in foal to him again.
Widden Stud had a great sale selling 37 yearlings for $13,040,000 and we wish all successful purchasers the best of luck going forward.
Zoustar had a strong sale with 21 yearlings selling at an average of $459,524 with two individual million-dollar yearlings.
Widden Stud sold the colt from Lady Jivago on Monday for $1.3million and Milburn Creek sold a Zoustar filly from Sexy Eyes for $1million on Tuesday to Katsumi Yoshida.
Zoustar’s exciting young sire son also made his mark at Inglis Easter with Widden Stud selling a filly from White Coolies for $525,000 to Curran Bloodstock.
She is the third foal of an unraced Lonhro mare from the family of this season’s star juvenile Learning to Fly and White Coolies is also a half-sister to the Snitzel colt from Acquired that that made $1.3million at this sale when bought by Yulong from Highgrove Stud.
The same family also produced the $1.75million Pierro filly from Ennis Hill, so it’s very much a hot and happening family.
Trapeze Artist had a solid sale with nine yearlings averaging $218,889 and his top sellers were all colts consigned by Widden.
Hawkeye Management bought the colt from stakes-placed I Am Invincible mare Comprende for $360,000, while the colt from dual Group I winning Zabeel mare Lizzie L’amour sold for $320,000 to Mt Hallowell Stud / Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing / Kestrel Thoroughbreds / Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA).
TFI / Kia Ora / Annabel Neasham Racing also paid $320,000 for the colt from Satellites, an unraced Pierro daughter of champion mare Private Steer.
Written By had just two fillies in the sale from Jeanneau and Red Chandelier and both were sold for $150,000 and $100,000, the former going to Peter Moody and the latter to Anthony Cummings, so they will have every chance for success.