ASIAN buyers have taken a distinct liking to the fast first progeny of Vinery Stud’s Danehill son Bel Danoro parting with $50,000 for the top lot.
Four of his offspring that galloped sold to Asian interests at the conclusion of the 2010 Magic Millions National Horses-in-Training sale on the Gold Coast.
sold for $50,000 and leading the way was Lot 360 – a bay colt out of the Vettori mare Miscellanea, dam of CJC Champagne Stakes winner Not Now Norman who was himself exported to Hong Kong.
Soon after, Lot 370 was snapped up by Korean buyer Hwang Chul Yeon for $20,000.
“Bel Danoro has been very well recieved here and the interest from Asia opens up a new market for Bel Danoro should his progeny do as well over there,” Vinery Stud’s Conor Phelan says.
“It would be terrific if he could get a foot hold in the region, it would certainly have its rewards for vendors to have interest of their horses from here and overseas.”
“Bel Danoro’s first crop have done very well in the Ready to Run market with BC3 selecting and selling another Bel Danoro through their sale earlier in the year”
Bel Danoro won four races including the Bobbie Lewis defeating More Than Ready son and now promising freshman sire, Perfectly Ready.
At his previous start, Bel Danoro proved too good for El Segundo and Apache Cat in the Listed Aurie’s Star also over 1200m at Flemington.