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White Moonstone Wins the Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile Ascot 25.09.2010

A half-sister to White Moonstone sold for$370,000

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Moonstone relative set to be day four sales topper

CONCHITA,  a half-sister to Group 1 winner White Moonstone, was heading for top price at Thursday’s session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. She sold to Peter Blum for $370,000. Mark Maronde bid on the mare for Blum, who was on the phone.

“We liked the pedigree and took a swing,” said Maronde. “Live pedigrees like that are the kinds of things he (Blum) likes to get involved with. White Moonstone was the key. (The price) went a little bit beyond what we talked about originally, but Peter is game and he was happy to get her.”

Godolphin’s White Moonstone is undefeated in four starts. The 2-year-old Dynaformer filly counts the Group 1 Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile, Group 2 May Hill Stakes, and Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes among her victories.

A five-year-old Cozzene mare, Conchita is out of the stakes-winning Seeking the Gold mare Desert Gold. She was offered in foal to More Than Ready by Elm Tree Farm, agent.

A weanling Candy Ride filly commanded the second highest price of the session when she sold for $320,000 to Waratah Thoroughbreds, which is based in Australia. The filly is a full sister to El Brujo, winner of the Grade 1 Pat O’Brien Stakes earlier this year.

Also consigned by Elm Tree Farm, agent, the filly is out of the winning Devil’s Bag mare Enchanted Spell, who has also produced stakes winner Galadriel. It has not been decided if the weanling will remain in the United States or be sent to Australia.

A Rock Hard Ten colt got the day off to a swift start when he sold to Scott Ford’s Westrock Stables for $300,000. The weanling is out of the unraced Fusaichi Pegasus mare Regard, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Give Notice. Denali Stud, agent for Berkshire Stud, consigned the weanling.

 

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