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Sale-topper heads to Australia

  • Tue, 08 May 2018
  • NZ Racing Desk
The well-bred filly Mongolian Beauty sold for $180,000 at Karaka today.

The well-bred filly Mongolian Beauty sold for $180,000 at Karaka today.

After purchasing the top lot on day one of New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale, Sydney-based bloodstock agent Andrew Williams repeated the same dose on day two when bidding to $180,000 to secure the top lot of the sale.

That title went to Mongolian Beauty (Lot 371), a Fastnet Rock full-sister to Group Two winner Mongolian Falcon, who will stand at Willow Glen Stud for $3,000 plus GST this coming breeding season.

Williams was happy with his purchase, with the three-year-old filly his main target heading into the sale.

“She’s the horse that I came across for, so it was great to be able to get her,” Williams said.  “I thought she was a fantastic physical specimen. Fastnet Rock is doing such a fantastic job as a broodmare sire. 

“The family has sold particularly well and once again she is a Fastnet Rock mare, which you can’t get enough of. 

“She jumps on a plane and will head to Australia and we’ll do our best to find an outcross mating for her. We think she is a genuine commercial option going forward.”