Pierro X Dear Demi 2YO filly

Pierro Fillies in Demand at Strawberry Hill Stud Dispersal

Golden Slipper winning champion sire Pierro made his presence felt at the Magic Millions run Strawberry Hill Stud Dispersal on Tuesday siring both the highest priced two year-old and the highest priced yearling filly.

The top priced two year-old at the sale was a stylish Pierro filly (pictured) from outstanding racemare Dear Demi, winner of the 2012 Group I VRC Oaks.

A half-sister to Group II winner Mokolua, the quality filly was bought by Victorian based Glentree Racing for $525,000 and is the fourth living foal from $2.1million earner Dear Demi, a grand-daughter of Golden Slipper winner Merlene.

She had been broken in and entered for the Golden Slipper.

Dear Demi was also sold at the sale for $700,000 and Mokolua, who is in foal to Frankel for $1.6million, so it’s a family very much on the up and this beautiful filly can add to the page.

Newgate Farm’s Stud Manager James Carey is a renowned pinhook judge and he purchased several yearlings from this sale and the most expensive of them was the $450,000 Pierro yearling from Champion 3YO Filly Samantha Miss.

She is bred on the super successful Pierro x Redoute’s Choice cross so can be expected to add to the great record at stud for her triple Group I winning dam, who has left seven winners from seven foals to race.

Winner of the Group I VRC Oaks, ATC Flight Stakes and Champagne Stakes, Samantha Miss had a clean sweep in the 2008 Darley Princess Series winning all four legs of the prestigious fillies series and was also sold in this sale for $320,000.

The best offspring to date from Samantha Miss is multiple Group winning Frankel mare Miss Fabulass, who topped the sale at $1.85million.