Brazen Beau and Shooting To Win’s popularity was affirmed at the conclusion of the three-day Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale in Sydney, 4 May, with the pair finishing as the leading covering sires by average (for three or more lots sold).
Retired to stud last Spring, Brazen Beau and Shooting To Win covered outstanding books of 139 and 156 mares respectively and their racetrack successes appear as though they will now be followed by sales ring successes.
From four entries, Champion sprinter Brazen Beau topped the list with an average price of $276,250, highlighted by lot 315, London Calling, from the Bell River Thoroughbreds draft. The dam of this season’s G1-performed juvenile Faraway Town, London Calling was knocked down to Heritage Bloodstock for $470,000.
The highly sought after Shooting To Win followed in second, with an average of $175,000 from eight lots sold. G1 performer Raid and the General Nediym mare Fairchild were the two highest-priced lots sold in foal to him, both bought by Paul Willetts for $380,000 and $370,000 respectively.
Champion sire Exceed And Excel proved as popular as ever, with the only two mares in the sale in foal to him highly sought after. Consigned by Muskoka Farm as lot 670, Brisk was secured for $350,000 by China Horse Club, while G3-winning mare There’s Only One, from the Rothwell Park draft, was purchased for $300,000 by Sun Stud.