As he has at every sale at which his yearlings have been offered, Darley’s Brazen Beau again produced strong results at this week’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale where a selection of local and international buyers again rallied to support the former champion sprinter.
Brazen Beau, who topped the sale in 2019, had 13 yearlings sell in Book 1, the top price of $260,000 being paid during Monday’s second session for Lot 394, a filly from the Lonhro mare Rheinfels.
The filly offered by Shadow Hill Thoroughbreds and purchased by prominent Melbourne-based owner Brae Sokolski is a half-sister to the Godolphin winners Drachenfels and Rheingau.
A feature of the sale of the Brazen Beau stock was the selection of buyers who took home his yearlings: as well as Sokolski, leading trainers David Hayes, Mick Price, Clinton McDonald and Trent Busuttin all finished with at least one, as did the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
McDonald gave $140,000 for Lot 399, a filly from the Stakes-winning Court Command mare Rocket Commander from the family of champion racehorse and sire The Judge.
“I don’t think I’ve seen a Brazen Beau who couldn’t run,” McDonald said.
“To get a filly like this at that price has to be a bargain.”