Home Affairs X Extra Olives

$260,000 for Home Affairs Colt

Brilliant dual Group I winning sprinter Home Affairs made his presence felt at the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale this week when achieving the single highest priced result for a first season sire when his colt from Extra Olives sold for $260,000 on Tuesday.

Consigned by Coolmore, the colt was snapped up by Fernrigg Farm and is the fifth foal of Group III placed Redoute’s choice mare Extra Olives, a grand-daughter of champion filly Alinghi.

“I was hoping to get him for a bit less than that. I was out on a limb there at the very end so if someone had gone again, I’d have been gone. I am delighted to get him, but that was our last bid,” revealed Fernrigg Farm’s Padraig Kelly.

“Obviously Home Affairs is the most talked about first season sire. He was such a fantastic racehorse for Coolmore and I have a very close association with Coolmore so I am delighted to get one of the nicest colts that has been presented by him.

“This colt has such great size, strength and a nice head on him, lovely hip and shoulder and he was a beautiful mover.''

Extra Olives is back in foal again to Home Affairs, who finished as the leading first season sire by average with his three youngsters sold averaging $126,667.