One of the highlight mares at the 2016 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale was Encosta de Lago matron Haiku, who fetched $580,000 and is set to visit Golden Slipper winner Vancouver in his first season at stud.
A proven producer as the dam of brilliant three year-old Japonisme, winner of the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes, Haiku was consigned by Rothwell Park and bought by Coolmore Australia / China Horse Club.
“She’s been bought in partnership with the China Horse Club to go to Vancouver,” Coolmore Australia’s Michael Kirwan told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“Both Michael Wallace and our team were very keen on her, so we’re delighted to get her.
“She’s already bred a star in Japonisme, who has a Timeform rating of 124 already and may not have finished improving yet. She’s a very good-looking mare with an ideal profile for Vancouver.
“He is proving hugely popular with breeders and has many fantastic mares booked already.”