|A mare, who's by a
champion, from a champion, a half sister to champion and in foal to a champion topped
today's Winter Carnival Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast.
The mare Nanshan, who placed up to nine furlongs in Europe, was offered as part
of the dispersal of Rob Ferguson's Torryburn Stud, and she was knocked down for $425,000.
A daughter of the 1989 Champion European Three-Year-Old
Nashwan, the mare is out of the Cheveley Park Stud (G1) winner Pass the Peace.
At stud Pass the Peace has produced the Champion Filly
Embassy, the stakes winner Tarfshi and the stakes placed Puck's Castle, who is now better
known as the dam of the stakes winner Emerald Peace.
The mare, who's had three foals to date in her short career
at stud, was in foal to the champion New Zealand based Group One winning sire Zabeel.
Nanshan was knocked down the leading New South Wales based
nursery, Emirates Park.
Moments later the Group winner Prefer an Angel was sold to
Reavill Farm's John Rippon for $300,000.
A little earlier the beautifully bred Marscay mare La Mambo
was sold to Fairpast Pty Ltd (acting as agents) for a mystery buyer for $330,000.