Lot 239 bay filly Foxwedge – Rue de Geneve (Northern Meteor) $130,000 (draft: Hallmark Stud)
By the sire top Group One winning NZ sprinter Volpe Veloce, winner of 12 races, she has terrific strength in dam-side sires: Northern Meteor (Encosta De Lago), Danehill, and Centaine.
Champion Second Season Sire Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) also shuttled to Europe and the sire of Group One winner Urban Fox, a filly trained by William Haggas, and Foxplay, another filly, has been a Group One winner in Australia
“She’s out of a young mare by Northern Meteor, the sire of Zoustar, Deep Field, Shooting to Win, and he was such a loss to the Australian breeding industry,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“The mare of already left a winner. There is a lot of two-year-old form in this family and she’s an ideal Karaka Million prospect. She’s strong, athletic, well balanced and she moves really well.
“She’s a good type and colour and Foxwedge in particular has left some really good fillies.”
Mark Baker (Hallmark Stud) said: “She’s a strong, precocious, great moving filly, with the most wonderful laidback temperament.
“The Foxwedge fillies are consistently black type performers. She’s out of a Northern Meteor mare, gone through the preparation taking everything in her stride and a consummate professional.”