The first yearlings by Brazen Beau certainly proved popular with buyers this year and the outstanding sprinter cemented his position as number one in the first-season sire ranks with a yearling average of over A$155,000. This was no mean feat, with yearlings by no fewer than 41 first-season sires on offer at the sales.
Brazen Beau retired to stud with two G1 wins on home soil and a very close second in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, ensuring he was well supported by breeders when he joined the Australian stallion ranks in 2015.
Brazen Beau enjoyed early success when recording a sales-topping price at the 2018 Inglis Classic Sale in February, with his son out of Stakes-winning mare Written Dash selling for A$480,000 to the winning bid of Hong Kong Bloodstock Agent Justin Bahen on behalf of Orbis Bloodstock.
“I thought he was the best colt on the ground,” Bahen said.
“He is a lovely, well-balanced strong colt and he had a great brain on him. He continued to do as he was told from the time I saw him until the time he was in the ring tonight.”
The son of I Am Invincible was named leading first-season sire by average at the sale, recording A$193,750 - well ahead of his nearest rivals.