Sullivan Bloodstock backed up an exceptionally strong draft at the weanling sale with an equally robust sale of their broodmares, headlined by the $320,000 sale of Frankly Savvy on day three.
After fetching in excess of $750,000 for their select draft of weanlings last week, Sullivan Bloodstock enjoyed another profitable day on the Gold Coast with their two broodmares selling for a combined $520,000.
The headline act was Frankly Savvy (Savabeel x Frankly), who was sold in foal to Japanese superstar Maurice to Paul Galloway for $360,000.
The mare was purchased by Bevan Smith Bloodstock for just over $100,000 last year for Sullivan Bloodstock’s loyal client Jamie Withers, and she turned a very tidy profit today which was backed up by the sale of Laeta (All Too Hard x Happy Hippy).
Laeta, who was sold in foal to speed machine Anders, was picked up for a very competitive price through the Inglis online sale, so Sherah Sullivan was understandably delighted to see her sell for $160,000 to Paul Willetts Bloodstock.
In 2019, Laeta produced Capitalist filly Capital Elle, who runs at Randwick this weekend and has already shown plenty of early promise in her career with trainer Annabel Neasham.
“Both broodmares were fantastic results for the team today,” said Sullivan.
“Laeta in particular really exceeded our expectations. Capital Elle has shown some early ability and I thought Anders was a really good match for Laeta at the time, however we didn’t expect her to return that price today.
“We bought Frankly Savvy at this sale last year for just over $100,000, we set a reserve price of $200,000 for her so to get $360,000 was fantastic.”
Having set up Sullivan Bloodstock last year, Sullivan has no regrets about casting off her security blanket and going out on her own.
“It’s been a big year for me and the team,” she said.
“You feel a fair bit of pressure and nervousness when you set up your own business, but we’ve received great support and I’ve got an excellent team around me, so it’s worked out really well.
“We had some great results at the weanling sale last week and that’s continued into the broodmare sale, we just need to see it through next week with our five yearlings. After that, I can relax and take a short holiday in New Zealand before heading back to the farm and getting ready for the upcoming breeding season!”