Off the back of staggering breeding stock dispersal results for Kevin Hickman’s Valachi Downs, their 52 Lot Unreserved Young and Racing Stock Dispersal is now live on Gavelhouse Plus.
The initial breeding and stallion share dispersal concluded on Friday night, grossing over $6.6 million with Tofane’s dam, Baggy Green the highlight, selling for $1.75 million to Yulong’s Written Tycoon Syndicate.
Yulong also outlaid $851,500 to add Bohemian Lily, Tiffany’s Rock and Kimberley Road to their star-studded arsenal.
“The sale has gone very well and Kevin’s broodmare band has been appreciated like it deserved to be. It’s great to see the net result of all his passion and commitment and input into the industry over the years be honoured with these expectation exceeding prices,” Valachi General Manager Gareth Downey said.
Among the highlights in the next offering is Tofane’s yearling full-sister. One of the outstanding youngsters usually retained by the world-class breeding and racing team, her being brought to market presents an exciting opportunity to tap into one of the most electric pedigrees going.
“This is a unique opportunity to secure genuine racing propositions that are of the quality that they would usually be retained to further bolster an elite broodmare band,” Downey said.
“They have been well-reared and those that are further through the system have been well-educated by the Valachi Racing team and are ready for new owners to reap the benefits from this.”
Other notable entries include:
- Lot 21 – by Zoustar and from the Redoute’s Choice mare Dark Hedges, this filly is a three quarter to Zousain, a Group Two winning juvenile and multiple Group One runner up.
- Lot 23 – an Almanzor half-sister to Gr.2 ARC Royal Stakes winner Needle and Thread who sold for $410,000 in the breeding stock dispersal plus multiple Group One place-getter Savile Row.
- Lot 52 – Gr.2 WRC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic runner-up Glory Bound looks to have plenty of upside. By Tavistock and from multiple stakes performer The Tidy Express (Volksraad), she is lightly tried with just eight starts for an impressive maiden win and three placings.
Sires represented in the auction include Almanzor, American Pharoah, Belardo, Contributer, U S Navy Flag, Savabeel, Savile Row, So You Think, Tavistock, Time Test, Vadamos, Vespa, War Decree, Zacinto and Zoustar.
Bidding will close from 7pm (NZT) on Friday 1 July.
Follow the link to view the full breeding stock dispersal results.