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post #31 of 37 Old 10-15-2013, 10:29 AM
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For an unproven female that is alot. Like others have mentioned higher prices have been paid. There are certainly female horse worth that. If Zenyatta would be offered for 8 million there would be a line to buy.
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post #32 of 37 Old 10-15-2013, 02:36 PM
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Heh. I think I might have been there the day she was sold ;)
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From talking to people who were at the sale, she is a lovely attractive filly with a great step.

She is a full sister to Was - the winner of the Investec Oaks at Epsom (G1) and also G1 placed - including a second in the pretty polly at the Curragh earlier this year. She is trained by O'Brien.

As for who is Galileo - he is THE sire of the moment. He sired Frankel - who possibly hasn't been heard of in the states but was nothing short of amazing in every performance. To watch him run could send a shiver down your spine. I was always disappointed that he never left the UK and would have loved to see him run against other great horses from around the world.

He also sired other blacktype and significant winners Rip Van Winkle, Nathaniel, New Approach, Cape Blanco, Igugu, Lush Lashes, Misty for me.... I could keep going. He is the sire of 270 Stakes winners, 93 of which are Group.

Further to his race record he also won the Irish Derby and the King George. He had 6 wins from 8 starts and won over 1.5m. His most disappointing run was 6th to Tiznow in the Breeders Cup classic. he retired directly after it. He was famed for his rivalry with Fantastic Light.

The new owner is currently putting ALOT into racing and is sponsoring significant races Yes it is an awful lot of money to put into one horse, but the lives they live are completely different to that of us "normal" people.

Her broodmare potential is endless. If she wins a few pattern races she could bring in significant money for every foal she produces. Regardless of how she performs on the racecourse, she is already a full sister of a G1 winner - her progeny are already set to be worth a pretty penny even if she never steps foot on the race course. I would be 99.99% sure that if she isn't top quality, you will never see her on the racecourse. She will be worth more untried than placed in mediocre races.

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Most racing fans know of Frankel. TVG would carry his races live when ever he ran
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Her price reflects her value as a broodmare not her potential earnings on the track.
She is a nice looking yearling TB filly and extremely well bred. i wish her owners good luck at the racetrack and at the breeding farm. Shalom
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post #37 of 37 Old 10-15-2013, 08:47 PM
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She is not ugly. She is a yearling. She is a nice filly. I hope that she does well on the track and as a broodmare. A horse is worth whatever somebody is willing to pay for it.
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