The Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased three promising youngsters from the recent Tattersalls Craven Breeze-up Sale at Newmarket, England for a combined outlay of 570,000 guineas (approximately HK$5.8 million).
Two colts were secured during the two-day (18 - 19 April) auction’s frenetic and competitive opening session. The Club struck early to snare Lot 12, a well-related and athletic son of freshman sire Camelot. The eye-catching bay was the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner’s only offspring on offer at the sale and is out of a winning daughter of the G3 winner Khuma Mela, from the family of G1scorer and champion miler, Luth Enchantee.
After that early investment, the Club followed up with Lot 64, a 90,000 guineas colt by Hong Kong success Holy Roman Emperor. The bay’s dam is a half-sister to G1 Japan Cup runner-up Fabulous La Fouine and G3 scorer Lady Deauville, being out of the French G1-winning mare Mercalle.
Day two yielded Lot 93, a Street Cry colt from a high-class family. The 230,000 guineas buy is out of the Listed-winning mare Anne Of Kiev. His third dam, Blessed Event, ran second in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks and is the dam of G2 winner Sacrament, while the family also boasts the G1 heroine Chorist.
Lot 12 b c Camelot ex Kiss Me Goodbye (Raven’s Pass) 250,000 guineas (approx. HK$2,548,000)
Lot 64 b c Holy Roman Emperor ex Sojitzen (Great Journey) 90,000 guineas (approx. HK$917,000)
Lot 93 b or br c Street Cry ex Anne of Kiev (Oasis Dream) 230,000 guineas (approx. HK$2,344,000)