Burnewang North Pastoral owner Cathy Hains has boosted the value of her bloodstock portfolio thanks to some astute purchases by bloodstock agent Steve Brem.
The latest update arrived in South Africa on Sunday when Sebring filly Maayaat won at Turffontein second time out for Sheikh Hamdan.
Brem bought her dam Porto Cervo (Danzero) for just $30,000 at the Inglis Broodmare Sale in May. She is a sister to Melbourne stakes winner Pinzero and hails from a Swettenham Stud family going back to 1997 MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes winner Schubert.
Irish bred Dreamalittledream was another Brem buy on behalf of on behalf of Burnewang North at the Inglis Broodmare Sale. The Danehill Dancer mare is a half-sister to G3 Newmarket Craven Stakes winner Killybegs and was sold, in foal to So You Think, for $70,000.
Her 2yo colt Mackdesi (Galileo) came out and won his maiden for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa at Scottsville last Wednesday.
Redoute’s Choice mare Albaicin was the most expensive of Brem’s buys at the Inglis Broodmare Sale. She was stakes placed at Randwick and changed hands for $100,000 in foal to Denman.
Albaicin is the dam of Lonhro sprinter Generalife and her value increased when he graduated to Listed victories in the Civic Stakes and Winter Stakes at Rosehill in July.
USA bred mare Running Royalty provided another highlight for Hains and Brem last Thursday when she delivered the first foal of the season – an All Too Hard colt – at Burnewang North.
Running Royalty is daughter of Songandaprayer and Group 1 winning mare Queens Court Queen (Lyphard). Brem bought her for $38,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale.