Lot 440 gr f Burgundy – Streaming (Stravinsky) $60,000 (draft: Cambridge Stud)
By the five time stakes winning stallion Burgundy, trained by Te Akau, a three-quarter brother to Darci Brahma (Danehill), from a family that has produced a lot of two-year-old winners, she is the second foal of an unraced Stravinsky mare.
Te Akau bought and trained her first foal, Pinot Grey, a debut two-year-old winner by five lengths that finished fourth in a stakes race at her second start and fifth in the Karaka Million (Restricted Listed, 1200m).
Burgundy has a high quality influence of Nureyev (Northern Dancer), on his dam side, and Nureyev also provides a lovely cross as the sire of dam sire Stravinsky.
“She’s a gorgeous, athletic, grey filly and obviously we enjoyed good success with Pinot Grey and this filly reminded us a lot of her,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“She’s beautifully balanced, with a little more scope to train on. She walked really well, we rated her highly and she was really good buying at the price.”
“We think she’s the sort of filly that can get to the Karaka Million, like Pinot Grey, and a filly to train on towards the 1000 Guineas as a three-year-old.”