Kauto Star relation heads early trading at DBS
THE £18,000 sale of a Priolo filly out of a half-sister to the brilliant Kauto Star is the bright spot so far of a low key start to the two-day DBS January Sale.
Kauto Star: a Priolo filly out of his half-sister sold for £18,000 at DBSPICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER
Of the first 34 horses through the ring, only 14 have changed hands at an average of £5,564 - 13 horses have failed to attract a single bid.
Stephen Kemble of the Elms Stud won the battle for Kauto Star's two-year-old relation, Kauto Shiny, who was offered by Haras des Loges on behalf of J-P Aubert.
Kemble campaigns Kauto Star's Grade 2-winning half-brother Kauto Stone with his wife Louise and Patrick Atkinson, and this filly is likely to carry the trio's colours in the near future.
"We've had a bit of luck with the family and this filly will also be going to Bertran Le Balanda in France," said Kemble. "She is two-years-old now so can run next year."
Two lots earlier, Aiden Murphy went to £16,000 for a brother to leading US jumper Hirapour. Oaks Farm Stables sold the two-year-old son of Kahyasi on behalf of Blythe Park Stud.