Scandal Keeper’s star continued to rise at the Yarradale Stud yearling sale on Sunday. His filly from La Folie topped the sale at $160,000 and his colt out of Vaunted (NZ) made $102,000.
Scandal Keeper (Danzig) was originally based at Darley before transferring to Yarradale in 2008. He has a 100% record at stud – his first six starters all are winners.
Overall, the Yarradale Sale grossed over $1.82 million at an average of $44,536 which was an increase of 11% on last year. Local buyers made up the bulk of the buying bench with leading owners Keith Biggs and Craig Thompson (Mt Hallowell Stud) along with trainers Lindsay Smith and Paul Jordan all securing six figure lots.
The sale-topping Scandal Keeper filly will join the Mt Hallowell team that includes G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Luke’s Luck, G1 filly Hallowell Belle and G2 WA Guineas winner King Saul.
Biggs claimed his 23rd Group 1 success last week with Sea Siren and his Strategic – Bracken Bank colt was equal top-priced at $160,000. The youngster is closely related to the Biggs owned G2 winner Elite Falls.
Damon Gabeddy of Belmont Bloodstock was also active acting as agent for Segenhoe Stud. He returns east with fillies by Dubawi ($90,000) and Exceed And Excel ($80,000).
Yarradale owners Ron and Lyn Sayers hosted the Stud’s fourth annual yearling sale on a glorious afternoon in the Perth Hills at Gidgegannup. The Sayers family are great supporters of Redkite (supporting children and young people with cancer and their families) and again donated all bar takings to the organisation along with the proceeds of the Zentsov Street – Pennywest colt that changed hands for $22,000.
YARRADALE SALE LEADER-BOARD
$160,000 F Scandal Keeper – La Folie Mt Hallowel Stud
$160,000 C Strategic – Bracken Bank K Biggs
$140,000 F Ferocity – Bold Promise Paul Jordan
$102,000 C Scandal Keeper – Vaunted Lindsey Smith
$90,000 F Dubawi – Hispaniola Segenhoe Stud
$80,000 F Exceed and Excel – Heather Segenhoe Stud
$65,000 F Lonhro – Queen’s Gem Daniel Pearce
$60,000 F Dubawi – Ladidi Neville Parnham
$60,000 F Strategic – La Melba Belmont B/s
$60,000 C Citidancer – Spectrum Lindsey Smith
Scandal Keeper-La Folie filly topped the Yarradale sale at $160,000