The half-brother of unbeaten racehorse Black Caviar sold for an Australian record A$5 million ($5.2 million) at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.
The unnamed colt by Redoute’s Choice out of Helsinge was bought by BC3 Thoroughbreds on the opening day of the sale in Sydney. The previous national record of A$3 million was held by colts sold at the Inglis sales in 2006 and 2007.
“It’s a huge price but there’s a number of people that are really keen to get involved with him,” Simon Marshall, BC3’s equine and industry manager, said in a televised interview. “We’ll sit down over the table at some stage and have a beer and put it together. It really is exciting.”
BC3 paid A$2.6 million, a record for a yearling filly at auction in the southern hemisphere, for a half-sister to Black Caviar at the Inglis sale 12 months ago.
Black Caviar, the world’s top-ranked thoroughbred sprinter, will try to extend her perfect racing record to 25 straight victories on April 13 in the TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney.
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