Lot 189 bay filly El Roca – Underthemoonlight (El Hermano) $50,000 (Westbury Stud)
El Roca, by Champion Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill), was a terrific racehorse, winning two stakes races over 1200 metres and a strong Group performer that Group One placed. In his early days at stud he has already sired Group One winning Travelling Light who scored in the Levin Classic (Gr. 1, 1600m).
Undermoonlight was an underrated mare, noted for her tenacious qualities, she was a listed, Group Two and Group Three winner to 1400 metres and Group One placed over 1400 metres. This is her first foal.
Dam sire El Hermano (Pins) is a brother to top-class racehorse El Segundo (Pins). He was the epitome of exceptional racehorses, winning the Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m), plus three other Group One races and $4 million prize money.
“She’s out of a very good mare, a tidy package for a first foal, and very good value,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.
“We think she slipped under the radar late in the sale on the first day, and we were only too pleased to secure her.
“She’s a nice type, correct, walks well, and looks like she’ll make into a racehorse.”