After some stunning success on Day Two at Karaka on Monday, Cambridge consignor Trelawney Stud were back in the thick of the action on Day Three.
The Taylor-family owned breeding nursery enjoyed a magical twenty minutes on Monday where they sold three yearlings for a combined $1.575million including an I Am Invincible colt for $625,000.
The international buying bench were well alert to their Exceed and Excel ex Gallwitz filly when she hit the auction ring as Lot 614 on Tuesday with the athletic individual featuring a raft of stakes winners in her extended pedigree including 2010-2011 Joint top Australian three-year-old Retrieve.
When the dust settled it was Victorian racing identity Peter Moody who topped the competition with a final offering of $500,000.
“She’s a lovely filly who had great quality about her,” Moody said.
“Trelawney Stud are an unbelievable nursery and a farm that I’ve had a lot of success with personally and with clients of mine as well.
“She is just a bloody nice filly with good quality.
“She’s got to make her own pedigree as she is a little bit light in the first dam but she looks like she has the quality to do it.
“You know the family is going to be bred up around her as Trelawney are such great breeders but let’s hope she can stamp her own authority without worrying about family members carrying the flag for her.”
Moody, who has recently announced he will apply to renew his trainer’s license, was coy on whether he would end up with the filly in his new operation.
“We’ll have a chat about that later as there’s no reason to rush into that as I’m not even a licensed racehorse trainer at the moment,” he said.
“There wouldn’t be a licensed trainer in the land that wouldn’t like to see that filly work through their gate.”
Moody also bought Lot 243 out of Trelawney Stud's draft, the Ocean Park filly out of Ruud Van Slaats.
Earlier in the Day Lot 476, the Belardo colt out of Boundless, was sold out of the ring to Stephen McKee for $100,000. While the Tivaci filly out of Enide who went through the ring as lot 575 was knocked down to Ciaron Maher Bloodstock for $120,000.
Trelawney Stud ended Book One with 11 out of 13 sold for an aggregate of $3,460,000 and an average of $314,000, a fantastic result considering the sale average was $138,698. The farm finished with – NZ Racing Desk, Trelawney Stud