Masked Crusader blows them away in the William Reid
Day 3 of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, saw leading sire I Am Invincible’s top priced lot fall the way of Hawke’s racing.
Much like the year older colt by I Am Invincible from Soorena offered at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in 2017, auctioneer Peter Heagney’s gavel fell once again at $1.4million. In 2017, as the colt reached the $1million mark, it came down to an arm wrestle between 2 parties, trainer, Ciaron Maher who saw off the partnership of Darren Dance, Chris Blomley and trainer Robbie Griffiths to secure the exciting colt now known as Octane. Similarly in 2018, the colt with the same pedigree saw at least the last 6 bids shared between John Hawkes (doing the bidding) standing with sons Wayne and Michael pitted against Ciaron Maher standing with the Phoenix Thoroughbreds team of Amer Abdulaziz (doing the bidding), Tom Ludt and Dermot Farrington.
The Hawkes team indicated after the sale, that the colt had been bought for a syndicate of regular stable clients and looks set to carry the colours made famous by Chautauqua, being those of prominent racehorse owner Rupert Legh.
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