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04/04/02 Easter 2002: Gooree Pay $1.4 million for Danehill Colt
Gooree's disappointment over missing out on the $1.5 million Danehill-Sommes Sound filly has been quickly erased when they forked out just $100,000 less on a striking colt by the same record breaking sire.

Bidding kicked off at $100,000 and in just moments the price had soared in excess of a million dollars. Scott Perrin placed a bid of $1.35 million, but he was unable to match another $50,000 offering from the Gooree group.

Gooree's Australian spokesman Andrew Baddock indicated that the famous racing troop would have spent a little more if required.

"There were probably two more bids left in us at the end," Baddock said.

Baddock said the colt looked a runner and he added the youngster was one of the best breds in the sale.

"We really had our hearts set on him. Lee (Freedman) looked him over and gave his approval as well," Baddock said.

"He's a real Slipper type," he added.

Tic Tic Trinidad of Gooree, the man who also placed the record breaking bid for Don Eduardo at $3.6 million in New Zealand in 2000, said after the sale he was immediately attracted to the youngster.

"From the first time I saw him I loved him," Trinidad said.

"We came today to bid for two horses - this fellow and the Sommes Sound youngster we missed her so we are pleased to get this one," he added.

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