Son Of Deep Field Tops HK International Sale


Lot 11, a son of Deep Field | HKJC

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The popularity of Deep Field (Aus) in Hong Kong went to another level on Saturday, as a 2-year-old by the stallion was snapped up by Yue Yun Hing for HK$7.8 million (£825,803/€975,829/$993,744/A$1,400,000) at the Hong Kong International Sale.

The sale, which takes place in the Sha Tin parade ring, had 17 lots realise a total of HK$71 million (£7,516,925/€8,882,549/$9,045,627/A$13,190,000) and they also included a chestnut gelding by Snitzel (Aus) out of Encosta de Lago (Aus) mare Houston Benefactor (Aus), who was snapped up by Yip Wing Kui for HK$5.8 million (AU$1,078,000).

Meanwhile, a gelding by Fastnet Rock (Aus) out of Northern Meteor (Aus) mare Diana's Star (Aus)–was secured by Philip Liu Chun Hang for HK$5 million (AU$929,000).

“With significant increases in average and gross turnover, the Club is overall really happy with the outcome of the sale–the strong results are a reflection of the Hong Kong Jockey Club members' confidence in the horses that have been selected for the sale, the results of the graduates that have come out of the sale but most importantly the confidence and strength of Hong Kong racing and this is a reflection of the significant increases in prize-money for next season,” said Danny Rolston, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's executive manager, international sale/owners advisory services.

“I think the two top lots were fairly obviously going to be the highlight horses, they breezed particularly well and they're both by stallions that are very popular. Beyond that it's really hard to predict what the horses are going to sell for and just how much the turnover will be but we're very happy to see such a significant increase in gross turnover.”

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