160,000 Guineas for Saxon Warrior Colt at Tattersalls Foal Sale
Blue-blooded Deep Impact stallion Saxon Warrior made his presence felt during the second day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale achieving the best result of any first crop sire when his colt from Aktoria sold for 160,000 guineas ($A305,000) to be the second highest price of the session.
Consigned by Highclere Stud, the eye-catching colt was bought by Timmy Hyde’s Camas Park Stud.
"Saxon Warrior was a hell of a racehorse; he was one of the best racehorses for many many years. This colt is a lovely individual and will come back for resale next year,” said Timmy Hyde.
The colt is out of the stakes winning Canford Cliffs mare Aktoria, who comes from the family of Champion two-year-olds Tromos and Tolmi and the Irish Derby winner Tyrnavos. Highclere Stud were delighted with the result.
"I am absolutely delighted for the breeders Leonidas and Marina Marinopoulos and their partners. What a wonderful example of how lovely Saxon Warrior's stock are, he is a real credit to his sire. He is a gorgeous horse with a great temperament, he was very popular in the yard. I am delighted for everybody,” said Lady Carolyn Warren.
Saxon Warrior had four colts sell on Thursday for an average 100,750gns (A$192,000) with a colt from Alltherightmoves also purchased by Camas Park Stud for 100,000 guineas.
Saxon Warrior is currently in Australia and has his first Southern Hemisphere bred foals being born here this spring.