Scenic Lodge legend Blackfriars has topped the Inglis Digital February (Late) Sale after Gall Bloodstock purchased his Stakes-winning 4yo mare Constant Dreaming for $275,000.
Constant Dreaming is from the last-crop by Blackfriars, a 12-time WA Sires Champion, and was a Listed winner of last year’s Ascot 1000 Guineas and Natasha Quality. Trained by Adam Durrant, she is a homebred for his parents Geoff & Vicki and stable client Tony Wilson.
Her dam Aloha Miss (Hurricane Sky) won over 1200m at Ascot and Belmont and foaled LR Aquanita Stakes winner Tena Koutou (Blackfriars) earlier in her stud career. Her latest two foals are colts by Snippetson.
Second-dam Kia Ora Miss (Jeune) won a LR Belmont Oaks and foaled Kia Ora Koutou (Blackfriars) who won a Listed JRA Trophy at Ascot and was placed in a G1 Victoria Derby at Flemington.
“We will get her over here to NSW and she will probably race on with Ron Quinton,” Brett Gall of Gall Bloodstock said. “She’s been bought to go to I Am Invincible which will happen later this year.”
Blackfriars (Danehill) is a sire of sires with Playing God poised to take over his mantle in WA. He’s also the damsire of numerous Stakes winners the calibre of Kissonallforcheeks, Kallaroo, Solaia, Stafford’s Lad, Red Ora and Darlington Abbey.
Scenic Lodge received the Draft of the Year Award (pictured) sponsored by Western Racepix at the Perth Magic Millions last week. The Muchea stud sold 27 lots over the two-day Sale for turnover of $1.41 million at a 90% clearance rate.
Top-price of $130,000 was paid by Ryan Hill Racing for Lot 137, the Magnus half-brother to Peters Investments mare Rare Encounter (Al Maher) who won two in a row at Ascot earlier this season. Its other six-figure graduates included colts by Universal Ruler (2), Smart Missile and Shooting To Win.