The second top priced lot of the day was Arawata Bloodstock’s Snitzel colt from Cariad who was knocked down for $460,000 to the bid of Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Julian Blaxland.
The colt, catalogued as Lot 233, is the fourth foal of Cariad, a winner of five races including a pair of stakes events, the Bright Shadow Handicap and Nudgee Handicap.
“It was a little bit over what I thought we’d have to go to,” Blaxland said. “I thought he was the colt of the sale.”
“He’s by Snitzel who is the incumbent Champion Sire this season and he’s broken the two-year-old winners record.”
“He’s a lovely horse out of a stakes winning mare. We actually purchased the mother Cariad about three weeks ago.”
Day 1 Purchases:
Lot 3: Uncle Mo x Real Attraction filly - Hollbrook Thoroughbreds for $26,000
Lot 150: Deep Field x Zalila filly - Bhima Thoroughbreds for $40,000
Lot 207: Rubick x Blessingindisguisecolt - Newgate Farm for $85,000
Lot 233: Snitzel x Cariad colt - Arawata Bloodstock for $460,000
Lot 244: Proisir x Chicken Little colt - Bhima Thoroughbreds for $18,000
Lot 257: Deep Field x Congenial filly - Newhaven Park for $120,000
For any further information on any of the Blue Sky Bloodstock purchases, please contact Julian Blaxland on 0431 746 803.
Below is a review of Day 1 of the sale - stay tuned for more Blue Sky Bloodstock action.