The Rosehill meeting on Saturday features five Group I races , but the jewel in the crown is the $3.5 million Golden Slipper, so let’s take a look at who bought and sold the runners in the world’s richest race for two year-olds.
Least expensive runner is Grahame Begg’s bonny Hinchinbrook filly Mildred, snapped up for just $45,000 from the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft at the Inglis Classic Yearling sale.
In a field of blue-bloods there are two seven figure horses and both of them are colts by champion sire Redoute’s Choice for whom a win in this race will guarantee a gold plated start to their stud career.
A three-quarter brother to dual Group I winner Stratum Star, Prague is the most expensive, bought for $1.6million at Magic Millions from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft by Phoenix Thoroughbreds/ Aquis.
Not far behind is King’s Legacy, who is closely related to Not a Single Doubt and was bought by James Harron Bloodstock from the Segenhoe Stud draft at Magic Millions for $1.4million.
Not a Single Doubt colt Farnan was also bought by Phoenix Thoroughbreds/ Aquis, plucked from the Magic Millions draft of Vinery Stud for $550,000.