The Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale was one for the record books and it also marked the opening gambit from the Fiorente Syndicate on behalf of Eliza Park International’s star recruit.
Fiorente (Ire) has been a popular lad since it was first announced he would stand at Eliza Park International in Victoria this season. And, if the National Sale is any guide, he is poised to receive unprecedented support in his first season at stud.
The Fiorente Syndicate bought 17 mares on the Gold Coast and top of the dial was Happy Hussy who was purchased for $230,000 in foal to Lonhro. The five year-old Hussonet mare won three races in Sydney and was stakes placed in the 2012 Gold Coast Guineas.
Other buys include a half sister to the dam of Whobegotyou; a half to Group 1 winner Zabrasive; a half to Group winner Startsmeup; a stakes winning daughter of classic winner Beaux Art; a city winning More Than Ready half-sister to stakes winner Apprehend; a Sadler’s Wells mare out of the Group 2 winning Melbourne sprinter Langoustine; a Group 1 placed Red Ransom mare; stakes winning mare Gina Lollawitcha and a winning half sister to Kentucky Derby winner and sire Big Brown.
Fiorente’s future mates are currently in foal to some of the nation’s leading lights in Fastnet Rock, Snitzel, So You Think, Sebring, Sepoy, Medaglia d’Oro and Helmet.
FIORENTE SYNDICATE @ MAGIC MILLIONS
$230,000 HAPPY HUSSY Hussonet – Morinda
$175,000 MARIE ROSE (GB) Sadler’s Wells – Langoustine
$170,000 FIT FOR A QUEEN (Ire) Montjeu – Mona Lisa
$160,000 GINA LOLLAWITCHA Perugino – Lucky Witch
$160,000 ROCK IDOL Flying Spur – Broc ‘n’ Roll
$155,000 THERESMUSICPLAYING (USA) Street Cry – Foolish Kisses
$135,000 IMAGINAIRE Fusaichi Pegasus – Beaux Art
$130,000 CHORDATA Fusaichi Pegasus – Dashing Eagle
$120,000 GORGONZOLA Hussonet – Bluevien
$115,000 MY CHESTNUT GIRL (USA) Horse Chestnut – Mien
$100,000 MISS LILY ROSE Red Ransom – Shannon Wood
$110,000 AGNUS DEI Desert Prince – Hosannah
$105,000 WESTCHESTER Reset – Up State
$85,000 EVASIVE (NZ) One Cool Cat – Danasia
$75,000 LITTLE ARTIST More Than Ready – Regal Touch
$60,000 DOUBLE DOWN DIXIE (USA) Dixie Union – Clovis Point
$50,000 TENKO (NZ) Shinko King – Heartache
Fiorente will stand his initial season at a fee of $17,600 (inc gst). For further information, broodmare owners should call Mark Lindsay (0416 334 338), Phil Marshall (0407 853 782) or Mitch Roach (0418 995 984).