The first Australian conceived crop of yearlings by High Chaparral have received a warm welcome at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale with 18 youngsters averaging $284,167.
A superior source of classic horses, High Chaparral will have four runners in the Group I ATC Australian Derby this Saturday including the red hot favourite and triple Group I winner It’s a Dundeel.
His best result at this sale came with a blue-blooded filly from Deedra that was bred and consigned for sale by John Singleton’s Strawberry Hill Stud and sold for $700,000.
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.