Fastnet Rock dominated the Hong Kong International Sale on Saturday with two Australian bred colts that broke the previous record at the Sha Tin sale ring
The Fastnet Rock gelding out of Undercover topped the auction when selling to Chinese owner Chiu Yung for AUD 1,094,090. He had been pin-hooked from the Ascot Farm draft the 2011 NZB Karaka Sale for $300,000.
His dam Undercover (Covetous) is a half-sister to Ain’t Seen Nothin’ (Nothin’ Leica Dane) who was a stakes winner at Flemington, Canberra and Kembla Grange.
Next best on the leaderboard was the Fastnet Rock gelding is out of Verdict Declared (Mr Henrysee) that made AUD 972,528. His dam won the Millie Fox Stakes in 2000 and her earlier foals include A Country Girl (Singspiel) who won the Millie Fox Stakes in 2007.
The Magic Millions graduate originally cost $250,000 from Reavill Farm at the Gold Coast in 2011.
The previous record had been AUD 911,745 set in 2006 and equalled in 2011 by an O’Reilly – Centa Belt gelding. This year’s HKJC Sale averaged AUD 534,890 which was down 6.5% on last year’s figure.
“We had horses from Europe, Australia, USA and New Zealand and all were very well presented,” HKJC director William Nader said. “In many ways, it was a replica of what Hong Kong racing is all about – a collection of talent from around the world, whether people or horses, all coming together to create a great product.”