The first day of the NZB Ready to Run Sale produced strong results for Deep Field, who sired two of the top three lots with his colt from Bang On fetching $470,000 to be the second highest priced horse on Wednesday.
Consigned by Riversley Park, he was bought by Hong Kong trainer Jimmy Ting.
The colt is out of Pins mare Bang On, whose dam is Group I winner Critic with the family also featuring Group I winners Ocean Park and Grunt.
Ting was pleased with his new acquisition, citing that his pedigree and physical attributes are ideal for Hong Kong racing.
“The Deep Fields do very well in Hong Kong,” Ting said.
“His breeze-up was good, he has a big stride, he is a very strong horse, and his action is good, so I tried to buy him.
“I am very lucky that the buyer could buy him.”
Ting purchased the colt with the help of Hong Kong agent Willie Leung for a Hong Kong- based client, but is yet to decide when the colt will make his way north to Hong Kong.
“I need to talk with the owner to see whether he comes straight back to Hong Kong or stays in New Zealand for a few months,” he said.
It was a good result for vendors Riversley Park who purchased the colt as a yearling earlier this year from Magic Millions for $125,000.
The Deep Fields were in good demand at Te Rapa on Wednesday with colts from Carlina and Gracie Girl selling for $350,000 and $250,000, both also going to Hong Kong.
Capitalist also made his mark with a colt from Emirates Comfort (IRE) fetching $320,000 for Kilgravin Lodge when knocked down to Hong Kong trainer Ricky Yiu and Dean Hawthorn.
He was sourced from Inglis Easter for $150,000 so was a very successful pinhook and is from an imported Dubawi daughter of Group I winner Royal Highness.