The Hong Kong Jockey Club was active at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was active at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was active at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale at Doncaster on 12 April, purchasing four well-related, athletic colts for a total outlay of £350,000 (approximately HK$3.39 million).

The Club struck early in the session for Lot 8, a fluid-moving colt from the family of G1-winning champion juvenile Bushranger, by the Group 1-producing sire Kodiac – a noted speed influence. The bay’s dam, Florida City, has produced three multiple winners from as many runners and is a half-sister to the G2 winner Helen Of Spain, out of the G3-placed Port Helene.

That youngster cost £100,000 and the Club wrapped up its spending for the day with another colt for the same price, Lot 139. The Havana Gold bay is out of an unraced half-sister to the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Belmez, from the family of G1 Arlington Million hero Debussy and G1 Shuka Sho scorer Red Desire.

Between times, the Club secured a Holy Roman Emperor half-brother to Louis The Pious, G3-placed and successful in the prestigious Ayr Gold Cup and Royal Ascot’s Buckingham Palace Handicap. The bay, Lot 112, is out of a full-sister to the G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Pure Grain, while the mare’s full-brother, Strong Sun, won four times in Hong Kong for trainer John Moore. The Club secured the youngster for £95,000.

And another colt with G1 connections was snapped up for £55,000. Lot 107 is by the British champion sprinter Kyllachy, out of the Listed-placed and winner-producing mare Valentina Guest. The bay’s second dam is a Listed-winning full-sister to the dual G1 scorer Kartajana.

Purchase details:

Lot 8 b c Kodiac ex Florida City (Pennekamp) £100,000 (approx. HK$970,000)

Lot 107 b c Kyllachy ex Valentina Guest (Be My Guest) £55,000 (approx. HK$534,000)

Lot 112 b c Holy Roman Emperor ex Whole Grain (Polish Precedent) £95,000 (approx. HK$922,000)

Lot 139 b c Havana Gold ex Chanter (Lomitas) £100,000 (approx. HK$970,000)

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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