The positive chat about Arrowfield Stud’s Not A Single Doubt – Spontaneous colt at the Gold Coast Magic Millions on Wednesday turned into a $380,000 winning bid by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
That’s a new all-time record price for a yearling by Not A Single Doubt, who posted his 21st career stakes winner at the end of December. The colt is the third foal of Group 1 winner Spontaneous, a Chilean-bred daughter of champion sire Hussonet.
“He moves well, he’s an athlete, he’s as nice a Not A Single Doubt as I have seen,” HKJC rep Mark Richards said. “When you find the right horse, you have to be prepared to go a bid or two more and that’s what we did.”
Not A Single Doubt is doing well in Hong Kong with Tai Sing Yeh, Triumphant Jewel, Victorius, Seasons Star and the progressive Charity Joy.
The first crop of deceased Arrowfield sire Beneteau were also popular with Blue Sky’s Julian Blaxland and Melbourne trainer Mick Price combining to pay $170,000 for his colt from Rocketing (Rock of Gibraltar). The dam is a half-sister to Group 2 winning juvenile Indian Ocean.
The colt was offered by Musk Creek Farm which had paid $80,000 for him as a weanling.
Beneteau (Redoute’s Choice) won the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude and stood for two seasons at Arrowfield before his premature death last January.
Champion sire Flying Spur is enjoying retirement at Arrowfield but his final crop of yearlings are making plenty of noise at the Magic Millions.
Four lots by Flying Spur were offered on Day 1 and all four sold for an average price of $195,000.
It was fitting that the Hong Kong Jockey Club should buy his two top-priced lots, the $320,000 colt from Vivacious Spirit and the $200,000 colt from Serenada.
Flying Spur has a tremendous record in Hong Kong where his 40 winners include Group 1 winners Inspiration and Firebolt plus major earners Sapelli, Island Speed, Lucky Hero, Real Supreme, The Prince, Flying Kenny, Lucky Paradise & Glory Years.
Flying Spur has another 9 lots on offer at the Magic Millions, among them Lot 388 in the Arrowfield consignment, a powerful colt from the French-bred mare Fifth Avenue.