The half-sister to world champion Black Caviar brought the Inglis Easter Sale to fever-pitch on Wednesday morning when she sold for $2.60 million to BC3 Thoroughbreds.
Offered by Makybe, as agent for breeder Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm, the sale topper is by Redoute’s Choice and is also a half-sister to All Too Hard and Moshe.
Bidding on the star youngster opened at $1.50 million and moved up steadily in $100,000 increments before Bill Vlahos of BC3 went head to head with leading Japanese trainer Toshiaki Shirai who was acting for a bidder believed to be Katsumi Yoshida.
“We are looking forward to bring her back to Torquay and putting her through the BC3 system that works on building up bone density and muscle tone,” Vlahos said. “The bidding was a bit of an adrenalin rush, I’m just glad no one else put their hand up because we were at our limit.”
The filly will be trained by Victorian trainer Danny O’Brien. “I think everyone who came to the sale went to have a look at her, as she is a once in the lifetime opportunity to buy into this brilliant family,” O’Brien said. “Peter Moody has done such a great job with Black Caviar, and it’s just great to see this filly stay in Australia.”
HALF-SISTER TO BLACK CAVIAR SOLD FOR $2.6 MILLION