Newgate Farm’s young gun sire Capitalist got his first million dollar yearling at Inglis Easter on Tuesday and followed up quickly with his second on Wednesday when Torryburn Stud’s half-brother to Group II ATC Silver Slipper winner Home Affairs sold for $1,050,000.
The powerhouse chestnut is the third foal of star producer Miss Interiors, whose first two foals are Group I placed Aysar (by Deep Field) and then Home Affairs.
He was snapped up by James Harron Bloodstock, who also purchased and raced his sire Capitalist.
“That’s her third foal now and she’s had a Group I placegetter and a Group IIwinner. Hopefully this can be the Group I winner for James Harron. The timing couldn’t have been any better. Capitalist is flying and the mare is doing a great job as well,” said Torryburn Stud’s Brett Cornish
Capitalist has proven a runaway success both on the racetrack and in the sale ring so breeders that supported him last spring at the discounted fee of $44,000 when he covered 238 mares will be feeling well pleased with their calculated gamble.
The Golden Slipper winner had eight yearlings average $445,625 highlighted by his two colts from Miss Interiors and Bonnie Mac that made $1,050,000.
Right behind them was Newgate Farm’s Capitalist colt Ma Can Do It (USA) that made $725,000 when knocked down to George Moore Bloodstock to be the highest priced yearling from our draft this year.
Newgate Farm sold 17 yearlings for $4,605,000 with our next best result a Deep Field colt from Touch of Greatness that made $400,000 to the bid of Asian Bloodstock Services.
He was the top seller for Deep Field and was a successful pinhook having been sourced from the Fairhill Farm draft at the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale for $105,000.
Deep Field had six yearlings average $311,667, a phenomenal result from his $22,000 fee in 2018.
In an elite market dominated by proven sires, Russian Revolution still managed to impress with 14 yearlings averaging $150,000.
His best result was a colt from stakes-winner Siwa Lady that made $320,000 for Middlebrook Valley Lodge when knocked down to G Waterhouse / A Bott / Kestrel Thoroughbreds.