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Other Highlights Plus Video Of Keeneland Sept Day-2

Thursday, 17th September 2015

Meanwhile, a Medaglia d’Oro colt brought the day’s second-highest bid of US$1.1 million at yesterday's Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Kentucky, while  the session’s top-priced filly was a daughter of Champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock (Hip 443) that was knocked down for US$1 million to B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, as agent, consigned the filly who is out of the Group 1 stakes-placed Sadler’s Wells mare Maryinsky, making her a three-quarter sister to multiple Gr1 winner (including the Irish Oaks) Peeping Fawn (Danehill) and a half-sister to Gr1 Saint-Cloud Criterium International winner and Windsor Park shuttler Thewayyouare (Kingmambo). This is the celebrated family of blue hen Best In Show, arguably the most sought after bloodline in the world that includes Champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice, Kentucky Oaks winner Blush With Pride, and her daughter Better Than Honour, who fetched a world-record price of US$14 million for a broodmare in 2008 and is the dam of US classic winners Rags To Riches & Jazil. “The world is shrinking,” said Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey. “These horses are going to gain acceptance in both hemispheres and on different continents. We’ve got a very nice Fastnet Rock filly that we bought out of this sale last year and we like her. We have two in Australia and we like them quite a bit, too. I think they can run anywhere. There is going to be continued acceptance (of foreign sires.) A good horse is a good horse.”

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