Record breaking night for

Record breaking night for

Record breaking night for on Tuesday night, with the beautifully bred daughter of Fastnet Rock Paprena Selling for $174,070, Paprena has become Fastnet Rock’s highest selling maiden broodmare/filly, to be sold on a dedicated online auction site. Fastnet Rock currently sits fifth on the leading Australian Broodmare Sires List by earnings, and at age 18, he is the youngest sire in the Top 10.

Paprena was highly sought after from the moment the auction catalogue opened for bidding, with’s office inundated with calls and enquiries from both local and international bidders. The Director of, Anthony Gafa, was thrilled with the result stating “It was an intense bidding competition that had everyone on the edge of their seats, and was just one of many excellent results for company in last night’s auction”.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Gafa encouraged all owners, breeders and trainers to embrace the online auction format and unlock the power of their 15,000+ registered members in Australia, and increasing international following.

Earlier this year, was entrusted by Arrowfield Stud, one of Australia’s most respected thoroughbred breeding operations, to host its select online sales, which grossed more than $1M in sales.

by Kristen Manning

Kristen Manning is a freelance racing writer and pedigree analyst based in Melbourne. A keen owner/breeder who loves every aspect of thoroughbred horseracing, she has written two books focusing on the deeds of Fields Of Omagh and Prince Of Penzance.

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