$460,000 for Blue-Blood Encosta

The third highest priced offering at the 2013 Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Thursday was a blue-blooded colt by Encosta de Lago from Sliding Cube that fetched $460,000.

Consigned by Vinery Stud, the striking bay colt is a three-quarter brother-in-blood to Group I winner Manhattan Rain and was purchased for Hong Kong by David Raphael.

He is the third foal of Group III winning Rock of Gibraltar mare Sliding Cube, who comes with a huge pedigree being a three-quarter sister to champion sire and Group I winner Redoute’s Choice and Group I winner Platinum Scissors.

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