Lot 293 bay filly Holy Roman Emperor – Breath (Encosta de Lago) $130,000 (draft: Wentwood Grange).
“She’s out of a young mare by current Champion Australian Broodmare Sire Encosta de Lago, which is a huge plus,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.
“It’s a really nice family, has plenty of black type stakes winners within, and this filly has some terrific attributes.
“She’s a lovely filly, with a great head, really attractive, walks very well, correct, and we just loved her.
“She has a huge influence from the immortal sire Northern Dancer, featuring on both sides of Holy Roman Emperor’s pedigree, and through the sire line of Breath. He’s a strong influence in so many top horses.
“We think she could be an ideal type for the NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, which we’ve won previously with Costa Viva (Encosta de Lago), King’s Rose (Redoute’s Choice), Princess Coup (Encosta de Lago), and Shikoba (Chief Bearhart).”
Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) is a notable international sire of 2153 winners, 143 stakes winners, including 27 Group One winners.