Starcraft colt stars at the Classic Sale
The inaugural draft offered by Bowness Stud at the new Riverside Stables of Inglis Bloodstock was highlighted by an outstanding result for stud client Paul Alexander.
Paul had the foresight to purchase a Starcraft (NZ) weanling at the Great Southern Sale in Melbourne last June and the very same individual was a member of our 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale draft at the new Riverside Stables this past week.
Purchased for $30,000 mid-2017, the striking chestnut colt had since furnished into a magnificent individual and was widely considered to be one of the standout offerings of the auction. It’s now common knowledge that the same son of Starcraft was successfully re-sold on Day 3 of the Classic Sale when the subject of a $340,000 winning bid from Carmel Size Racing!
While hearty congratulations deservedly go to Paul, the development and revised value of the colt was in no small way due to the care and attention he has received since being at Bowness Stud, plus the excellent condition in which the youngster was prepared for sale. This cracking son of Starcraft is now destined for a racing career in one of the most successful stables in Hong Kong, if not the world, and Bowness Stud is proud of the role it has played in it receiving such an outstanding opportunity.
In terms of our representation at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in general, Bowness Stud sold 15 of the 16 lots we offered — realising a clearance rate of 94% and bettering the auction’s provisional percentage of 90%.
Besides the magnificent Starcraft colt, six-figure sums were also achieved by a Pierro colt (Lot 51) and a So You Think filly (Lot 394), which sold for $110,000 and $100,000 respectively.
In addition to the aforementioned, fillies by Your Song (Lot 540), Smart Missile (Lot 277) and Choisir (Lot 735) also fetched $90,000, $85,000 and $70,000 respectively, while a son of The Factor (Lot 7) brought $80,000.
The Bowness Stud sales team next heads to the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale later this month with a select draft comprising progeny of Brazen Beau, Deep Field, Rubick, So You Think, Wandjina and Zoustar.