Daughter of Mahisara tops fillies division of the Capricornia Sale
APRIL 03, 2017: The 2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale in Rockhampton witnessed the first major breakthrough of the Mahisara breed when a first-crop daughter of the resident Wattle Brae Stud stallion proved to be the highest-priced filly of the auction.
Offered as Lot 86 by Tullyard Farm (as agent) and sold to Steven O'Dea Racing P/L for $40,000, the quality Mahisara filly is the fifth foal of the Cape Cross mare Port of Africa, dam of multiple winners Capetown Hussy and Just One Wish. Also found on the catalogue page is the name of Spieth, arguably the best sprinter in Australia yet to win at Group 1 level, plus a plethora of international stakes winners related to the celebrated matriarch Fanfreluche.
Only one other Lot in this year’s Capricornia Yearling Sale catalogue managed to fetch a higher purchase price than the daughter of Mahisara. A colt by Love Conquers All (Lot 48) sold for $48,000. Notably, no other Lot in the auction managed to make $40K-plus besides the daughter of Mahisara.
The sale of the Mahisara-Port of Africa filly was a notable success for Tullyard principals Amelia and Ben Spoelder and their clients Lavin Park Racing & Breeding. The result has set the benchmark for the future progeny of Mahisara to be sold at public auction and represents well over six-times the $6000 (plus GST) advertised service fee the stallion has stood at in his first three seasons at stud.
A few weeks prior to the Capricornia sale, the Magic Millions March Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast saw the first major draft by Mahisara sell to $24,000 when a colt from the stakes-placed winning Thunder Gulch (USA) mare Thundering Girl was secured by Dovedeen P/L. The youngster is now destined to race out of the prolific 2-year-old stable of John Zielke at Toowoomba.
The Capricornia result comes as no surprise for anyone who has anything to with Mahisara at Wattle Brae Stud. Our resident sire-son of champion 2YO sire More Than Ready (USA) is producing quality types and the $40K purchase price of first-crop filly was fully warranted from all reports.