First-season sire Discorsi topped the Yarradale Stud yearling sale on Sunday with a colt that made $110,000.
A total of 48 lots were offered on a perfect autumn afternoon in the Perth hills at Gidgegannup – 34 changed hands and Yarradale owner Ron Sayers leased another 12 yearlings to various owners and trainers.
The Discorsi leader is a half-brother to Darley stakes winner Raspberries and was purchased by Serpentine trainer Stephen Miller. “He’s a terrific looking individual and there were a few on him,” Yarradale’s bloodstock adviser Grant Burns said. “Discorsi is siring big, strong types and they’re lovely movers.”
Discorsi (Galileo) was a 2YO Listed winner of the VRC Gibson-Carmichael Stakes at Flemington for owner-breeder Keith Biggs. He is a half-brother to G1 winning mare Sea Siren and Champion Sunspeed sire Oratorio.
A Danzero half-brother to Victorian stakes performer You Sexy Boy was next best at $70,000. He was knocked down to Paul Jordan and the Ascot trainer also bought an All American half-brother to Caulfield G3 winner Get Square for $42,500.
Discorsi filled third spot on the leader-board with a half-brother to Peter Moody’s G3 sprinter Ready To Rip. He made $57,500 to the bid of Mike Fagan who races with premiership trainer Neville Parnham.
Sayers also donated proceeds from the sale of the Musket – Meedan filly to Redkite, a charity that provides support for children and young people with cancer. The filly sold for $25,000 to Tony Patrizi.
Turnover at the fifth annual Yarradale Sale reached $1.08 million at an average of $31,800.
Discorsi half-brother to G3 winner Raspberries