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Corumbene secures Day 2 top Lot for $300,000

16th Apr 2018

Street Cry mare Ghenwaa – in foal to Golden Slipper winner Sebring – topped Day 2 of the Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale at $300,000 at Riverside Stables today.

Offered by Yarraman Park Stud, Ghenwaa was purchased by Corumbene Stud’s George Altomonte, who bred Sebring.

“She’s a lovely mare. She’s a Street Cry, been well mated, I think she’s a good buy,’’ Altomonte said.

“She checks out pretty well. We’re thrilled to be adding her to our broodmare band.’’

Ghenwaa was one of 176 Select Race Fillies and Broodmares to sell today, which at its conclusion saw the sale average sit at $31,039 with a clearance rate of 85% and gross of $9,684,300.

The day’s leading buyer was Kingstar Farm, which purchased 10 Lots including Tale of the Cat mare Pampurr for $90,000 from Coolmore Stud.

Kingstar’s Matthew Sandblom said he was buying to support his own stallions including Kingstar’s Lord Of The Sky and Bull Point, as well as Newgate Farm’s Russian Revolution, which he has a share in.

“We’ve got a couple of stallions to launch this year…we need to support our own stallions so we’re here shopping around,’’ Sandblom said.

“I think the value was pretty good. We dipped in and quite a few fell our way.’’

The day’s second-top Lot was Encosta De Lago mare Perfect Persuasion, which was knocked down to Michael Wallace on behalf of China Horse Club for $250,000.

“She is for Russian Revolution and has the proven Encosta De Lago/Snitzel cross that works really well,’’ Wallace said.

“Physically, she matches up really well and has equally put down great types and she is a sister to a champion filly [Alinghi] and she should suit [Russian Revolution] and we are excited to get a mare like her for such a high quality sire prospect.’’

The third and final day of the Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale, for which 241 broodmares have been catalogued, starts tomorrow at 10am.

To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

To view the full statistics from Day 2, CLICK HERE.