Myboycharlie’s appeal to buyers continued yesterday, following on from Day One where two of his first crop yearlings sold for $160,000 and $140,000 respectively. ‘Charlie’s yearling average remained high, well over $130,000 on Day Two with another two yearlings offered and sold.
Denise Martin will be handing Gai Waterhouse a second Myboycharlie to train having spent $100,000 on Lot 218, a colt out of the Encosta De Lago mare Private, a daughter of Group 1 winning 2YO, Good Faith, and a close realtion to crack NZ classic winning filly – Daffodil.
Adding to his name to the list of Myboycharlie fans was David Payne who went to $140,000 to secure a colt from Raindane.
“Apart from the prices and the returns to vendors, the most positive aspect about the Myboycharlie’s so far is that they are going to great homes,” says Adam White, ”Gai has two already then John Sadler, David Payne and Anthony Freedman have secured some for their stables.
“As well at that, all four of Myboycharlie’s $100,000 and over yearlings are first foals of their respective dams. He really stamps that Danehill look to all of his foals and it’s clearly something that the buyers want. Good, strong bodied horses who look like they’ll come out running.”
Every Myboycharlie yearling offered has sold which is exceptional in this market, only Testa Rossa and a select few stallions can claim to be so solid. They are very impressive yearlings.
IN TOUGH TIMES, TURN TO TESTA
Not to be outdone, the incomparable Testa Rossa is proving why he is tagged as the ‘trainer’s stallion’ with a perfect record of 12 offered, 12 sold – two of them for above $200,000.
“It just goes to show that in a cautious market, buyers like to take the proven road,” White says,”and there is no more proven horse than Testa Rossa.”
The sale continues tomorrow at 11am.