Expensive colt to Hayes, Dabernig
Lindsay Park will get its hands on a $519,000 two-year-old Shamus Award colt after Sydney-based agent Andrew Williams – on behalf of an international client – secured the top-priced lot at this week’s two-day New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs.
“I have bought him for an international client, with a view of him initially heading to Lindsay Park Racing (in Victoria) on the way to Hong Kong,” Williams told ANZ Bloodstock.
Of the purchased lots, 90 will stay in New Zealand, 33 will head to Hong Kong and 46 are coming to Victoria, with Cranbourne-based trainer Trent Busuttin picking up nine two-year-olds. Savabeel was the leading sire, with eight of his progeny selling at an average of $226,440.
Aussies abroad in Hong Kong
Australian hoop Brenton Avdulla has been booked to ride In Her Time in the group 1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on December 8.
The seven-year-old mare, trained by Kris Lees, is expected to come up against star Hong Kong three-year-old Aethero, who has already been flagged as a potential Everest contender in 2020.
Former Australian-trained gelding Beauty Generation headlines the group 1 Hong Kong Mile despite beating beaten at his last two starts, while Japanese champion Almond Eye is expected to clash with Mackinnon Stakes winner Magic Wand in the 2000-metre Hong Kong Cup.