Pride of Dubai Impresses Easter Buyers
The leading Australian first season sire by earnings and winners, Pride of Dubai proved popular with buyers at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale online this week.
In a market where proven sires were very much favoured against a backdrop of financial uncertainty resulting from the pandemic, Pride of Dubai achieved some terrific results with six yearlings averaging $282,167.
Vendors offering pinhooked yearlings found the going tough, however Pride of Dubai bucked the trend with a colt from Nazca selling for $500,000.
Consigned by Coolmore, the stunning bay colt was bought by Hong Kong based buyers F Lui & V Lui.
Bred in Victoria by Burnewang North, he is the first foal of Nazca, a winning half-sister by Medaglia D’Oro (USA) to Group III winner Aramayo from the family of Group I winners High Hawk and In the Wings.
He was sold by Burnewang North at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale with Coolmore Australia securing him for $120,000, so his $500,000 sale here was a great result.
Also selling for $500,000 was Milburn Creek’s cracking chesnut Pride of Dubai colt from Roses ‘n’ Wine (USA), the dam of Group I winner Hampton Court.
He was one of nine colts bought by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and was the only one they purchased by a younger stallion, so his inclusion in that group is a glowing endorsement for his sire Pride of Dubai!