Lot 606 ch c No Nay Never – Bo Bardi (Fastnet Rock) $130,000 (draft: Kilgravin Lodge)
By a sire making waves in Europe, No Nay Never is by Scat Daddy who sired 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify.
He is the first foal from mare that won over 1400 metres on Good ground in Australia, by Australian Champion sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill).
Out of an Elusive Quality mare, familiar in New Zealand, Coolmore stallion No Nay Never, a physically imposing young thoroughbred, was a high-class two and three-year-old that won the Norfolk Stakes (Gr. 2, 1000m) in record time at Royal Ascot, and the Prix Morney (Gr. 1, 1200m) at Deauville, France.
Already a revelation at stud, his initial two-year-olds (oldest yearlings in Southern Hemisphere) have won 34 races, including 6 stakes winners, and sees him Leading First Crop Sire in the Northern Hemisphere.
Eion Kemp at Kilgravin Lodge said: “I bought the horse as a weanling and loved how he has developed so much that I stayed in for an ownership share. He’s a nice strong colt, with a long, loose walk, and a potential horse for the Karaka Million.
“His sire (No Nay Never) hadn’t come up at that stage when we bought him and we bought him mainly on type, although pedigree does come into it, and now the sire is leading two-year-old sire in Europe.”
“He’s a pretty exciting stallion, No Nay Never, and he’s got off to a remarkable start,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“The colt is out of a young Fastnet Rock mare, who is not only a Champion sire himself but his broodmares are already doing a really good job and leaving quality winners.
“He’s a good-looking, well grown and well put together colt that moves well and we were stoked being able to buy him from a farm that does a great job preparing young horses.”