Star Pierro Filly Sells for $1.6Million
Offered by Yarraman Park as a breeding proposition only, quality Group II winning Pierro filly Paris Dior (3f Pierro x Entrancing, by Exceed and Excel) will now call Colmore Australia home after being secured by Tom Magnier for $1.6million at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on Tuesday.
Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, Paris Dior won the $1million Group II ATC Percy Sykes Stakes and retires with earnings topping $1.2million.
Retained to race by her breeders Steve Wilde and Bill Hilton, after passing in as a yearling, Paris Dior has proven an amazing money spinner as the first foal of Entrancing, a winning Exceed and Excel grand-daughter of former slick stakes-winning sprinter Nanny Maroon.
Pierro has a growing reputation as a broodmare sire having produced the dams of dual Group I winner Jacquinot and three more juvenile stakes-winners this season – Chilled, I Am Unstoppable and The Spirit of Zero.
“I think Pierro as a broodmare sire has become a real talking point. He’s doing a great job as a broodmare sire and he’s doing a great job on the racetracks,” Tom Magnier said.
“She’s very good looking and we’ll take her home but the Pierro factor was a big part of the play there."