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Colts Fly The Goodwood Flag
11 Feb 2013

Colts by O’Reilly and Starcraft led the way for Goodwood Stud during the Premier Sale at Karaka.

“We were pretty happy with both of them and the O’Reilly in particular hit the mark,” studmaster William Fell said.

The son of the champion sire went to the $150,000 combined bid of the Victorian operations Bahen and Malua Bloodstock.

The grey colt is out of the Dehere mare Powder Blue from the Gr 1 family of Lonhro, Grosvenor and National Gallery.

New Zealand Bloodstock, also on behalf of Victorian interests, signed for the Starcraft at $135,000.

He is out of a Redoute’s Choice sister to Lucky Unicorn and a half-sister to multiple Hong Kong Gr 1 winner Inspiration.

Top price for Goodwood during the Select session went to a Pins filly from the Encosta de Lago/Flying Spur family.

Also out of a Redoute’s Choice mare, she was snapped up by Shailer Racing for $100,000.  

“She sold very well and we knew she would be around that mark,” Fell said.

Taranaki horseman John Wheeler bought the Pentire colt for $85,000 and Caulfield trainer Colin Little claimed a Nom du Jeu colt for $80,000.

“It was nice satisfying to have the support of such top stables,” Fell said.

Trade was steady during a difficult Festival Sale with Thewayyouare from a sister to Gr 1 Brisbane Cup winner Portland SInga tops at $20,000.