The first Cluster to make her way through the yearling sales ring looks set to race with a variation of “Gee Gee” in her name after being purchased by successful owners Paul & Elizabeth Geard at Thursday’s Tasmanian Magic Millions.
A member of the Larneuk Stud based stallion’s debut crop, the striking black filly was knocked down for $45,000 – a very healthy 6.8 times Cluster’s service fee of $6,600.
The price was more than double the sale’s median price and over $15,000 more than the average.
A daughter of the stakes placed six times winning Tough Speed mare Speedy Sky, she is a half-sister to the promising three-year-old City Of Dreams by fellow Larneuk stallion Ilovethiscity.
“It is no surprise to us to see a Cluster sell so well,” said the stud’s Neville Murdoch, “as from day one he has been producing high quality foals who have inherited not only their sire’s class and scope but also his presence.”
A particularly handsome son of Fastnet Rock, Cluster boasts the strength of the Danehill line coupled with the elegance and athleticism passed on by his dam sire Last Tycoon.
“When breeders see Cluster they tend to book a mare in,” Murdoch said, happy with a 2017 book that included well related daughters of Lonhro, Fusiachi Pegasus, High Chaparral, Rubiton, Zabeel, Street Cry, Galileo, Canny Lad, Success Express, More Than Ready and Flying Spur.
“We’ve had a lot of breeders pay return visits as they have been so impressed with their foals,” Murdoch said.
For further information on Cluster who stands at $6600 (incl gst), contact Neville Murdoch on 0418 105 706.