$425,000 for Encosta Colt

A colt by Encosta de Lago from ‘Cups Queen’ Ethereal was among the top sellers during the first session of the 2013 NZB Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka on Monday.

Consigned for sale by Pencarrow Stud, the strapping bay colt was bought by David Ellis for $425,000 and is the seventh foal of the 2001 Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club bought the next two dearest Encosta de Lago yearlings with colts from Group I winner Aqua D’Amore and well-bred Delphi Lodge selling for $300,000 and $275,000 respectively.

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