$530,000 Pride of Dubai Colt Sold at Inglis Ready2Race
The Inglis Ready2Race Sale on Tuesday produced some good results with an eye-catching Pride of Dubai colt from Impressive Eagle finding favour with the market to sell for $530,000.
Consigned by Hannover Lodge, he breezed in 10.86 seconds showing a huge length of stride and was snapped up by Hong Kong based buyer KF Cheng making him the third highest priced horse sold at the sale.
The colt was bred by Aquis Farm and sold for $120,000 earlier this year at Inglis Easter to B Watson/ McKeever Bloodstock, so has been a great investment.
“It’s amazing. We’re so grateful and happy for our clients and … it was a result everyone was looking for this morning. To buy a quality horse and then get him here and sell him for a price, it’s really well deserved,” Hannover Lodge’s Hinnerk Hueppe said.
“He’s a beautiful horse by Pride Of Dubai who just kept on improving and we’re over the moon.
“We’ve been well supported by Hong Kong clients and they are also supporting this sale, which is good to see. They are buying good quality yearlings hoping they can race them and even if they can’t make it to this sale, we can deliver a result.”
The star colt is a half-brother to Group II placed Thorondor from stakes-winner Impressive Eagle, a half-sister by Rubiton to Group I winner Eagle Way, stakes-winners Assertive Eagle and Soaressa, the dam of Group III winner Thermal Current and stakes-winner Forever Free.
Pride of Dubai was the Champion Australian First Crop sire last season and stands at Coolmore at a fee of $38,500.