Coolmore Stud stallions appear to have a stranglehold on Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill after nominations were completed on Monday.
The breeding giant’s sires produced six of the 10 entries in the $1 million event, including the likely favourites for the Golden Rose, the Anthony Cummings-trained Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock – Comical Smile, by Comic Strip) and Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock – Forest Native, by Forest Wildcat).
Connections of Manawanui (Oratorio (IRE) – Lady Remlap, by Filante) paid a $55,000 late entry fee to run the gelding in the Golden Rose after the exciting gelding won the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at Warwick Farm on August 20.
Below are the 10 nominations remaining in Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill.
||Encosta De Lago
|Ain’t She Grand
|Flight Of Pegasus
||Exceed And Excel
||Encosta De Lago
Australian Guineas (Gr 1) winner Delago Brom (Encosta de Lago) will continue his stud career in South Korea after being sold for $80,000 at yesterday‚Äôs final session of the Inglis Great Southern Sale at Oaklands.
11-year-old Delago Brom had been standing at Eliza Park Stud in Victoria from where he has sired five stakeswinners including the Group 2 winner Brom Brom and Group 3 winner Danaupir Starlet.
Stakes-performed Pellizotti (Stratum) sold for $65,000 to Parwanvale of Victoria.
Top price among the breeding stock was seven year-old mare Docalady (USA), sold in foal to Magnus for $36,000. The daughter of Stravinsky was purchased by Lauriston Thoroughbreds.
Blue Gum Farm sold Elusive Doll, in foal to Astronomer Royal (USA) for $33,000 to Oakford Thoroughbreds. The Bellotto mare is a winning sister to Gr 3 winner Reputed Groom and a half-sister to South Australian Derby winner Hard To Get.
$1,887,700 was traded on 328 horses during the Bloodstock Section, bringing the four-day sale total to almost $5 million including the Weanlings sold on Days 1 and 2.
Inglis Director Peter Heagney said results out of the Racehorse section of the catalogue was a clear highlight of the sale. “We believe the racehorse section of this sale is stronger than any sale in Australia. It cleared nearly 90 per cent today and there was good competition on most horses.
“With regards to the broodmare section, it followed the trend of all other sales this year, where the lower end of the market is a little soft. But there was good interest in the better credentialed mares.‚Äù