Holy Roman Emperor ex Ysoldina gelding selling for KH $11 million

HK$11 million record-breaker for Holy Roman Emperor

A Holy Roman Emperor half-brother to G1 Epsom Derby winner Wings Of Eagles set an all-time Hong Kong International Sale record on Friday night, as one of 26 lots put under the hammer at Sha Tin Racecourse.

The British-bred gelding, catalogued as Lot 17 and a son of the G1-placed French mare Ysoldina, was bought by Cheung Kwok Keung for HK$11 million (€1.14 million).

This was a new peak for the sale, eclipsing the previous record of HK$10.5 million set last year. The Holy Roman Emperor grey is poised to join the stable of seven-time champion trainer John Moore.

Bred by Aliette Forien, the record-breaker had originally been bought by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for €130,000 at Arqana.