$1.3Million Tangier to Visit Home Affairs
The Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on Wednesday featured mares that have already gone to stud and was topped by Godolphin bred and sold mare Tangier, who was bought by Tom Magnier for $1.3million in partnership with Avenue Bloodstock.
A young daughter of Medaglia D’Oro, Tangier is a winning sibling to Group I winners Alizee and Astern as well as Group place-getters Tassort and Mogador.
She also had a pedigree update as another of her siblings Marrakesh is the dam of this season’s stakes-winning filly Mamounia, a recent winner of the Listed MRC Galilee Series Final.
“She's a lovely mare," Tom Magnier said. "She's obviously in foal to I Am Invincible and we're delighted to get her.
"She will go to Home Affairs (in the spring). He's off to Royal Ascot next week. We've got some wonderful mares heading to him - we really want to support him.
"(Tangier) is a very good looking mare. She's a great mover and she's got tonnes of quality."
Godolphin already have three daughters of blue hen Essaouira at stud, so you can see why the sale of Tangier, who is in foal to I Am Invincible in her first season at stud, made good commercial sense.
"We are absolutely delighted," said Godolphin’s Australian Managing Director Vin Cox. "Coming here you don't expect to get seven figures, our optimistic appraisals of her were towards seven figures, but to get well past it is a magnificent result.
"What we are really thrilled about is Coolmore have bought her. They'll invest in the mare and continue to invest in the mare - between the two of us hopefully we can continue to expand the family. It's very exciting for both sides."