#kznbred Sells For R10-Million In Foal To Frankel


Winner of the 2019 WSB Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas, Missisippi Burning has been purchased in foal to Frankel by big-spending Yulong Investments for A$800 000 (ZAR 10 million) on day two of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Missisippi Burning wins the Gr2 KZN Fillies Guineas (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The Rathmor-bred Missisippi Burning, who was raced here by Mario Ferreira and trained by Adam Marcus – she was his first Gr1 winner – is a dual Guineas winner, having also won the WSB Gr2 Fillies Guineas at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

A daughter of multiple champion Captain Al (Al Mufti) , she is out of the Australian bred Hussonet mare Spitfire Lady and won 5 races from 1000m to a mile.

Missisippi Burning was a R380 000 BSA National Yearling Sale purchase.

Yulong’s Sam Fairgray said of the Newgate Consignment, Aberdeen, NSW (As Agent) lot:

“Missisippi Burning’s supposed to be carrying a colt, we saw last week those couple of Frankel colts sold very well as weanlings, but we’ll most likely keep them and race them. She’ll probably go to Tagaloa next.Size-wise, she probably just needs a little bit of leg, which he’ll give and the pedigree works on paper.”

See Missisippi Burning’s (# 1016) catalogue page – click here.

Yulong’s Sam Fairgray speaks to the media (Pic – Magic Millions)

One of their high profile purchases was the featured Lot 910, an English-bred mare carrying a cover to Frankel (GB).

Yulong parted with A$1 375 000 to secure the beautifully prepared mare out of Arrowfield Stud’s draft and Sam Fairgray was very clear on the appeal to Great Vibes (GB), “She was a beautiful mare, probably the best-looking mare in-foal to Frankel, so we’re really pleased to be taking her home. It’s a nice early service, if it comes out looking like her it’ll be a good sort!”

“It is very difficult but with the mares that you really want, the quality, you’ve got to pitch up and go for them because at the end of the day you’ll get rewarded on the other side,” Fairgray observed.

“You’re better off buying the mares that you really want and know that are going to leave you the right physical down the track because you’ll get the results in the sale ring with their yearlings.”

Besides Missisippi Burning, on Thursday Yulong also purchased the dam of Stradbroke fancy Yellow Brick, Magical Mist (NZ), in foal to Maurice (JPN) for A$775,000.

They also purchased Elliptical’s dam Marquise Dar Rossa in foal to So You Think for A$675 000 and four mares in foal to northern hemisphere superstar Frankel, Siyouni (FR) mares Pledged (GB) and Small Print (GB) for A$700 000 each and Murasaki (GB) for A$500 000.

Missisippi Burning as a foal at foot at Rathmor Stud. Image: Candiese Lenferna

-sportingpost.co.za


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