Newgate Farm’s leading first season sire Capitalist went close to siring his first seven figure yearling at the Gold Coast earlier this year, but he passed the magical sale ring milestone at Riverside Stables on Tuesday at Inglis Easter when his colt from Bonnie Mac sold for $1,050,000.
Consigned by Yarraman Park, the half-brother to Group I winner Exceedance and this season’s Group III winner Oxley Road was snapped up by Hickman Racing.
Hickman has a happy knack for sourcing quality horses including Group I winning $5.8 million winner Pierata, who is now at stud.
“He was a very athletic horse and he’ll only get better with time. Being a half to Exceedance, maybe we have a chance of another Pierata,” said Greg Hickman.
Stakes-winning Thorn Park mare Bonnie Mac was bought from the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale by Allam Racing/Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $375,000 when carrying this colt and was an inspired purchased as both Exceedance and Oxley Road have shown their Black Type worth since that sale.
Sadly for her new owners, Bonnie Mac died last year and this Capitalist colt is her last foal.
Capitalist finished Day 1 with an average of $397,500 and has five more yearlings to be offered on Wednesday.