Lot 1065 gr f Burgundy Streaming (Stravinsky) $145,000 (draft: Cambridge Stud)
By the five time stakes winning stallion Burgundy, trained by Te Akau, a three-quarter brother to Darci Brahma (Danehill), this filly is the first foal of an unraced Stravinsky mare, from a family that has produced a lot of two-year-old winners.
David Ellis bought Lot 449 earlier in the sale, a colt by Power out of Stravinsky mare The Lady, drawing comment from Cambridge Stud owner Sir Patrick Hogan: …’we all know that at the moment Stravinsky is probably the hottest broodmare sire around’.
Burgundy has a high quality influence, on his dam side, of the stallion Nureyev (Northern Dancer), and Nureyev is also the sire of Stravinsky producing a lovely cross in the pedigree.
“She is an absolutely gorgeous filly and we thought she was the best Burgundy in the sale,” said David Ellis, of the leading first season sire of two-year-olds by number of individual winners.
“We were determined to buy her. Shes out of a young Stravinsky mare and as I have said so often, I love buying first foals.
“She was an absolute standout on type, moves beautifully, has great presence about her, a very precocious sort of filly and she really could be one for the Karaka Million in January next year.
“I fell in love with her and even though I had to pay a little bit more than expected I was determined to buy the best Burgundy in the sale, and believe we have done that,” he said.
The first Burgundy (bred by David Ellis) to race for Te Akau was the impressive winning filly Nucleonic, who is gearing up to trial next Tuesday (Feb. 7) at Matamata, ahead of racing on 18 February in the $70,000 Phoenix Park 2YO Classic (Gr. 3, 1200m) at New Plymouth.