A 2YO son of record-breaking sire Deep Field has topped the 2022 Hong Kong International Sale after attracting a bid of HK$7.8 million (A$1.4million) at the Sha Tin Parade Ring on Saturday as all 17 lots offered realised a total of HK$71 million.
By the same sire as Group I LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) winner Sky Field and a host of other Hong Kong winners including The Golden Scenery, Californiadeepshot and Winning Dreamer, the athletic chestnut was one of four lots to top HK$5 million.
Underscoring the popularity of Newgate Farm’s Deep Field, who holds the Hong Kong single-season progeny earnings record, the sale-topper is from the well-credentialled More Than Ready (USA) mare Bousquet.
He was bred by Tasmanian based Grenville Stud and sold in their Inglis Premier draft for $550,000 to the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is from a winning daughter of Group II winner Downhill Racer.
Bousquet was purchased by Grenville Stud for $40,000 from the 2019 Inglis Broodmare Sale in foal to Deep Field.