A half sister to Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso highlights a quality catalogue at the Perth Magic Millions Winter Sale this weekend.
Selling gets underway on Friday at 4pm (WA time) with a session of yearlings, before a selection of racehorses, broodmares and weanlings go under the hammer on Sunday from 11am (WA time).
Korilya Stud’s Ellie Giles will offer an Unreserved Dispersal Sale of Breeding Stock during the two-day auction at Belmont.
Among the 24 lot Korilya dispersal is Lot 139, the unraced Dubai Destination mare Fiorentina. Being a daughter of Group 1 winner Porto Roca, Fiorentina is a half sister to six winners including the Dubai World Cup hero and Seven Stars – the dam of Group 2 winner Happy Galaxy.
Fiorentina heads to the sale after an early spring cover last year from Dick Turpin – the multiple Group 1 winning son of Arakan (Nureyev).
Other features of the draft includes Mentality’s half sister Miss Sultry Song and the stakes performers Brocky’s Ace, Crimson Pak and Masai Lady as well as the dams of stakes horses Xaaravid, Our Ol’ Fella and Rusty Peaches.
Among the draft of mares are lots by sires including Canny Lad, Jeune, Fastnet Rock, Bletchley Park, Old Spice and Encosta de Lago.