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HKJC buys four colts at Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale


The Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased four colts at the recent Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for a combined outlay of A$610,000 (approximately HK$3.4 million).

Highest-priced of the quartet was Lot 562, a A$210,000 purchase and a full-sibling to the pacey filly Assail, a stakes-winning juvenile, out of the unraced Redoute’s Choice mare, Emanday. The brown colt’s G1-winning sire, Charge Forward, is a proven source of precocity and speed.  

The Jockey Club struck early in the sale’s first session, going to A$170,000 for Lot 24, an O’Reilly youngster from a family with a strong Hong Kong connection. The bay colt’s dam, Glamouraad, is a half-sister to the dam of HKG1 Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay and has already produced the Happy Valley 1200m winner Mellifluent.

Lot 324, bought for A$100,000, is an athletic colt by Black Caviar’s sire, Bel Esprit, from a classy New Zealand family, while Lot 336, a A$130,000 acquisition, is by Hard Spun and hails from a speed-oriented family.

Purchase details:
Lot 24 b c O'Reilly ex Glamouraad (Volksraad) – A$170,000 (approx. HKD$955,000)
Lot 324 b c Bel Esprit ex Sable (Danasinga) – A$100,000 (approx. HKD$554,000)
Lot 336 ch c Hard Spun ex Seamstress (Rory’s Jester) – A$130,000 (approx. HKD$720,000)
Lot 562 – br c Charge Forward ex Emanday (Redoute’s Choice) – A$210,000 (approx. HKD$1,172,000)



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