850,000gns for “special” No Nay Never colt

No Nay Never’s first crop continue to be red-hot properties at the yearling auctions with a colt lighting up the first day of Tattersalls’ October Sale on Tuesday when realising 850,000gns. Out of the High Chaparral mare Muravka, the half-brother to G1 Prix Morny winner The Wow Signal (by Starspangledbanner), is set to race in Japan. Auctioneer Ollie Fowlston introduced the colt as “a king of a horse” and eventually Keisuke Onishi of the J S Company, sitting with trainer Yoshito Yahagi, saw off M V Magnier to get the prized colt. "He's a special horse," said Onishi. "He has a very good walk and the owner likes big, strong horses - he's a very strong colt. Everything about him is special, he is a good colt.

"It's a sire line we know well and like as Scat Daddy has had several good runners in Japan. I believe No Nay Never will sire horses that work in Japan."

No Nay Never also enjoyed a great Goffs Orby Sale with prices of €350,000, €325,000, €300,000, €280,000, €240,000 etc. Meanwhile at the Arqana August Sale, his yearlings realised €480,000, €400,000 etc.