AUSTRALIA x FOR NOW COLT

Lot 33 2021 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

Purchased for €105,000

“We loved this colt in his photos and videos, and Mark gave him a glowing report on his physical inspection. I think it is a great angle to target these well-bred European yearlings as they offer exceptional value when you put into context the prizemoney for our middle distance races. He will develop into a lovely three-year-old but his big targets will be in his four-year-old season and beyond. If he makes the grade we could have  a lot of fun with him and race him on for many seasons..” – BJORN BAKER, Trainer

“I am a big fan of Australia and we have searched far and wide to buy one of his yearlings but they are in strong demand! His headline horses include St Leger winner Galileo Chrome and Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Order Of Australia. To have already sired four Group 1 winners from the UK to France and America is testament to his versatility. Galileo and Invincible Spirit have also nicked very well with Group 1 winners Magna Grecia and Invincibella bred on the inverse cross.” – JIM CLARKE, Clarke Bloodstock

“He’s a smashing colt by a proven sire, from one of the best families in Europe, the Cassandra Go family, and there’s a Melbourne Cup winner on the page in Cross Counter. We’ve been looking at horses over the last couple of years and we singled this horse out early and both Bjorn and Jim were really keen to buy him. He’s an April foal, so he’s still got some maturing to do, but in time they will have a really nice middle-distance staying prospect.” – Mark McStay, Avenue Bloodstock

 

  • From the famous "Cassandra Go" family, one of the best in the British studbook
  • A late European foal (which doesn't matter for the Australian racing season) he was overlooked for the local market, therefore we have found excellent value
  • The young sire, Australia, has sired an impressive 20 stakes winners, including four Group 1 winners from three crops