|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,"
"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