NEWS: Hallowed Crown tops the Darley contingent at opening Classic Sale session

by Mike Hedge

Just 24 hours after celebrating a six-length winner at Newcastle for Godolphin, a Hallowed Crown half-brother to the talented Vegas Knight has led the way among the Darley-sired yearlings offered at Sunday’s opening session of the Inglis Classic Sale; the close relation to G1 Australian Guineas winner Ferlax making $155,000.

Offered by Twin Hills Stud, the colt went to the bid of NSW trainer John Morrisey.

The son of Shamardal mare Lycra Lass was the only Hallowed Crown yearling offered on Day One of the three-day sale, with a further six to follow. 


Lot 265: Colt by Hallowed Crown x Lycra Lass

Hallowed Crown hails from the family of Zabeel whose progeny won time-honoured races such as the G1 Cox Plate, G1 Melbourne Cup, G1 Victoria Derby, G1 CF Orr Stakes.

The son of Street Sense provided James Cummings with his first G1 winner when leading home Sweynesse, Shooting To Win and Preferment home in the G1 Randwick Guineas.

With Hallowed Crown setting the standard, his Darley stallion companions Astern, Exosphere, Lonhro and Kermadec all proved popular with buyers at Inglis Classic, read more at the Tales from the Sales blog.

Watch Colette win by six lengths on Saturday, 8 February