$550,000 for High Chaparral Colt

The progeny of English Derby winner and leading sire High Chaparral were again in keen demand during the second session of the NZB Premier Yearling Sale headed by a stunning colt from Alagant Satin that fetched $550,000.

Consigned by Curraghmore Stud and bought by Louis Le Metayer of Astute Bloodstock, the colt is the first of a Group II winning daughter of Al Akbar.

“I fell in love with this horse from the moment I first saw him so I was desperate to get him as he was the only colt I wanted to buy,” he said.

“I’ve bought him for a good client in Ron Wanless from Queensland and we had agreed that we would go to $400,000 for him.

“I took a breath when he went passed that mark, but I suppose it was getting caught up in the moment that helped as I decided to go for it as it’s not often you get to buy a horse that captures your imagination like this one did.”

High Chaparral had 17 yearlings average $201,176 across both sessions.

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