Krone, Another Group I Winner Sold by Widden
Several farms played a role in the story of Saturday’s $600,000 Group I ATC Coolmore Classic (1500m) winner Krone, who went through the sale ring three times before racing and one of them was Widden Stud, who sold her as a yearling.
The Tony Gollan-trained Krone completed the transformation from honest toiler to Group 1 star following a dominant performance in the time honoured race for fillies and mares at Rosehill.
Coming off victories in the $1million Fillies and Mares race at the Gold Coast and the Group II Guy Walter Stakes at Randwick, the 5yo daughter of Eurozone burst between runners under Tim Clark to defeat Zoustar mare Mizzy by one and a quarter lengths.
It was the fifth stakes- success for Krone advancing her record to six wins and 10 placings from 26 starts with earnings of $1,427,650.
“I must admit I was a lot more confident earlier in the week when it looked like we were going to get a wet track, Gollan said.
“When it didn’t eventuate I was really kicking stones this morning when leaving Brisbane. I really thought it was going to be hard for her on the firm ground, but I always had barrier one up my sleeve, and she was always going to need a lot of luck ridden that way to win.
“From the 600m when she just started to suck up underneath them, then cut the corner beautifully, and once the run presented, she was really just too good.”
A $120,000 Magic Millions 2YOs in Training purchase for Roll the Dice Racing, Krone is a 3-time veteran of the sales ring.
The daughter of Eurozone made $30,000 when pinhooked by Rae Louise Charlton as a weanling in 2017 at the Magic Millions when offered by her breeders Bell View Park and then $60,000 as a yearling when bought by Rosemont Stud at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Widden Stud draft.
Krone is the best of two winners from four to race from Soft Landing, a half-sister by Al Maher to Group I winners Universal Prince and Universal Queen.