After two sessions of the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, champion sire Fastnet Rock remains at the head of the sires by average list with 36 yearlings averaging $498,056.
The star performers for Fastnet Rock on Wednesday were a stunning filly from Candlelight (USA) that made $1.75 million for Segenhoe Stud as agent for Fairway when secured by Coolmore and a top class colt from stakes-placed More Than Ready mare Wiener that made $1.35 million for Kitchwin Hills when bought by Gai Waterhouse/Coolmore/Stonestreet Stables.
The filly from Candlelight provides another great result for our Golden Slipper winning breeder John Camilleri of Fairway Thoroughbreds.
The most expensive filly sold so far at this sale, she is the first Australian bred foal from the winning Kingmambo mare Candlelight, a three-quarter sister to Group I winner and former very good US sire Grand Slam.
“We’re delighted to have her,” Coolmore’s Tom Magnier told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“She’s a lovely filly, and we know what the Fastnet Rock fillies can do. Bred by John Camilleri and we’ve seen the results that he’s had on the track, we just need a bit of luck now.
“There have been some lovely Fastnet colts and fillies here this week, he’s a stallion that’s obviously very hot at the moment.”