Lot 426 grey filly Spirit of Boom – Gracious Grey (Redoute’s Choice) $240,000 (draft: Cambridge Stud)
Leading First Season Sire by winners in Australia, Spirit of Boom, in just his sixth season at stud, has sired a huge amount of winners (352) with three crops of racing age, including 14 stakes winners.
The filly is from a mare by Champion Sire and Champion Broodmare Sire Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), undisputed king of Australian sires.
She carries a Danehill cross, on the dam side of Spirit of Boom and as the sire of Redoute’s Choice in the dam sire line.
“She has a lovely line-up of stallions on her page, going back to immortal sire Northern Dancer, and a truly international family,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.
“We thought she could become a real Karaka Million filly. There is a lot happening in the family. The mare has a Written Tycoon filly at foot, and in foal to Pierro, two of the best sires in Australia. So, they are breeding this family up and we love progeny from these well bred young mares.
“She is all class, lovely colour, and we’re sure she’ll be very popular. We think she will be up and going as a two-year-old.”