A Frankel foal and his dam Crystal Gaze made 1.15 million pounds (AUD 2.07 million) at the inaugural Goffs London Sale in Kensington Palace on Monday.
The three-month old colt was the first foal to be offered at a public auction by Frankel. Coolmore Stud’s M V Magnier bought the package on behalf of a partnership. The mare is back in foal to Frankel.
Crystal Gaze (Rainbow Quest) and the foal were consigned by Tweenhills Stud as agent. The mare is already the dam of four winners including Group 1 performer Spirit Quartz. “We are delighted to have bought such a lovely mare and foal,” Magnier said. “The Coolmore team really like the look of the colt and we’re excited for the future.”
The sale was conducted in association with Qatari private investment company QIPCO, whose director is Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of Qatar Racing. “It’s an awful lot of money,” Tweenhills Stud owner David Redvers said. “It’s a bit sad to see the whole package go, as the mare is a sweetheart.”
Frankel, a son of Coolmore’s leading European sire Galileo, was retired to Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket after an unbeaten 14 start career.
Haunui Farm shuttler Showcasing (GB) topped the sale when his 2yo colt Cappella Sansevero changed hands for $1.30 million pounds (AUD 2.34 million). The unbeaten youngster has been entered for the G2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday and will carry the colours of new owner Sheikh Fahad.
Crystal Gaze and her Frankel colt parade before the Goffs London Sale