Saxon Warrior Filly Sets Record at Goresbridge Sale


Saxon Warrior filly lot 151 | Tattersalls Ireland photo

A filly from the first crop of dual Group 1 winner Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) out of Causeway Queen (Ire) (Giant's Causeway) was hammered down to Stephen Hillen and Kevin Ryan for €520,000 to shoot to the head of the class at Thursday's Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale.

The final price set a new record for the Goresbridge Sale, easily surpassing the €410,000 set at last year's event. The March-foaled chestnut was consigned to the auction by Greenhills Farm as lot 151 and is out of an unraced daughter of G1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Ask For the Moon (Fr) (Dr Fong), whose produce include G3 Dee S. winner and G1 Investec Derby third Astrology (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and the listed-winning Sandro Botticelli (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

“It is fantastic, she is a gorgeous filly, cracking filly with a lovely pedigree and she just filled the eye for everyone,” said a delighted Katie Walsh, who previously topped the Goresbridge Sale in 2018 with the Frankel filly East, also bought by Hillen.

“I knew coming here that she was going to clock well, I had a fair idea that she is a tasty filly–all she had done is please me since I have had her. She has always been a straightforward filly with a great galloping stride and a great attitude.”

The cross of Saxon Warrior's legendary late sire over Giant's Causeway dams has resulted in the likes of Beauty Parlour, Barocci and Deep Jewelry.



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