English Derby winner High Chaparral was the busiest sire in Australia in 2010 and has some stunning youngsters on offer at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale highlighted by a filly from Deedra that fetched $700,000 on Tuesday.
Bred and consigned for sale by John Singleton’s Strawberry Hill Stud, the glorious bay filly was knocked down to Colm Santry Bloodstock and is bred with a classic Oaks filly pedigree.
She is a half-brother to stakes-placed War and is the second foal of Deedra, a winning half-sister by Zabeel to four-time Group I winner Tuesday Joy and Group I winner Sunday Joy, the dam of champion mare More Joyous.
Top selling colt for High Chaparral at $450,000 was an eye-catching youngster from Brave and Bold, that had a strong resemblance to his best offspring to date in 10-time Group I winner So You Think.
Consigned for sale by Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds, the colt was purchased by Hong Kong based buyer George Moore and is a half-brother to stakes-winner Armed for Action, his dam a daughter of Group I Queensland Oaks and Derby winner Bravery.
High Chaparral had six yearlings average $318,333 during the first session.