Stakes winner Sharkbite (Redoute’s Choice) has his first-crop yearlings selling in 2012 and he made a spalsh on Day 1 of the Melbourne Premier Sale when his filly from Miss Keaton sold for $75,000.
The half-sister to the New Zealand stakes winner Travino was purchased by the Flemington based training duo ‚Äì Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra with the filly‚Äôs price represents a return of 15 times service, given that Sharkbite stood at a fee of $5,500 in 2011.
‚ÄúSharkbite is the best value son of Redoute‚Äôs Choice standing in Victoria and the results from the sale of his first yearlings bears testimony to that claim,‚Äù Eliza Park CEO Cameron Croucher points out. ‚ÄúAfter all, he was unbeaten at two himself and is a Melbourne stakes winning son of Danehill‚Äôs champion sire son, Redoute‚Äôs Choice.
Sharkbite - Miss Keaton
‚ÄúAs for the female line, it has to be one of the best families in the Europe, a real sires‚Äô pedigree.
‚ÄúSharkbite has been hugely popular since arriving at Eliza Park, covering 100 plus books in the past two seasons and, as evidenced by the result Oaklands Junction yesterday, buyers clearly like the types he produces.
‚ÄúThe handful of weanlings on offer last year sold well and, in Sydney at the Classic Yearling Sale, another of the Sharkbites was knocked down for $60,000.
‚ÄúThe Sharkbite filly from Miss Keaton has been one of our most popular lots in terms of inspections at Oaklands Junction and I‚Äôm confident that the other Sharkbites in Melbourne will be very much in demand.”
After announcing earlier in the week it will be standing the Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (USA), Eliza Park Stud released the rest of its fees for 2011 yesterday.
Lonhro stakes winner, Dissolved will also stand his first season in 2011 and will stand at a fee of $5,500 alongside Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit ($27,500), current leading Australian First Season Sire, Written Tycoon ($11,000), Statue Of Liberty ($17,600), Wanted ($38,500), Magnus ($22,000), Super Saver ($16,500), Bushranger ($9900), Shinzig ($8800), Sharkbite ($5500) and Gods Own (On application).
Nominations to each stallion come with a transferrable free return and payment of service fees is extended to March 31st, 2012.