With more than $1 million raised from the broodmares that went through the ring this week, Blue Gum Farm can reflect on another very successful visit to the Gold Coast.
Headlined by their Redoute’s Choice mare Seattle Dancer, who was sold in foal to Written Tycoon, Blue Gum’s six-strong team of broodmares fetched $1.115 million to complete a very satisfactory week’s work.
Widden Stud shelled out $525,000 for Seattle Dancer (Redoute’s Choice x Fleur De’here), which came as little surprise to Blue Gum’s owner/manager Phil Campbell, who had expected the well-bred mare to catch the eye of some of the sale’s bigger buyers.
“We thought she’d be very popular when she went through the ring,” said Campbell.
“She was always the standout, and she sold accordingly. She’s got a great pedigree and she is such a great style of mare. She’s very easy on the eye and has a great pedigree, she paraded beautifully and plenty of people came back for second and third looks, so I thought she’d sell for around that figure.
“I’m not sure who she’ll be served by, but Widden have a terrific roster of stallions on their books so I’m sure she’ll have every chance with her matings going forward.”
Friar Fox (Blackfriars x Pearlesque), Cop a Clip (I Am Invincible x Dylan’s Promise) and Let’s Dazzle (So You Think x Personification), who like Seattle Dancer is also in foal to Yulong’s superstar Written tycoon, also sold for six figure sums.
With no yearlings on sale on the Gold Coast next week, Campbell is heading back to their farm at Euroa to prepare for the Great Southern Weanling Sale, which brings the curtain down on the 2022 sales season at Oaklands Junction from June 9-10.
“We have nine weanlings going through the ring at the Great Southern, including a lovely Tivaci filly, a very nice Fiorente colt, a Blue Point colt and a colt by Manhattan Rain,” said Campbell.
“They’re all lovely types and I’m sure they’ll prove popular, so hopefully we can end the season on a high note.”