Glentree Thoroughbreds splashed the cash late on day three of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale, shelling out $1.35 million for a Snitzel filly.
Glentree is situated in the heart of Victoria’s horse country south-west of Geelong, close to the scenic Otway Forest and with other famous farms such as Makybe and Rosemont nearby.
The boutique operation, owned by the Wilson family, pride themselves on their attention to detail and they did plenty of homework on Lot 590 before deciding to make their move.
The bay filly is a superb mover and comes from a highly desirable family, with her dam Sweet Sherry (by Bel Esprit) having won three Stakes races including the Group 2 Euclase Stake, beating Lindsay Park’s multiple Stakes-winning mare Fuhryk into second.
“We’ve had our eye on this filly from day one,” said the farm’s General Manager Luke Simpson.
“She was our number one target from the outset, her pedigree combined with her action and looks meant that she really ticked all the boxes as far as we were concerned.
“It’s been a super strong sale so we thought she might fall into the million dollar-plus price bracket, and that’s how it panned out.
“We’ve had a very successful breeding season, and she’ll be a great addition to our racing team with a view to one day joining our broodmare roster.”