Filly with Residual Stays in New Zealand

The filly with all the residual value in the world, Lot 236 at Karaka 2009, the Pins filly from Silver and Roses, will remain in New Zealand after being purchased by Eamon Cleary from the Pencarrow Stud draft.

Cleary, an Irishman born and bred, purchased the filly from the draft of Pencarrow Stud for $300,000 at Karaka 2009, a price that could be considered superb value given the recent success of the chestnut’s immediate family.

The filly is from Silver and Roses (Sadler’s Wells), a half-sister to reigning US Broodmare-Of-The-Year Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister – Blush With Pride (Blushing Groom)) who sold for the world record price of US$14 million dollars at auction in Kentucky last November.

Silver and Roses’ sisters have performed admirably, Better Than Honour leaving the Champion USA 3YO Filly of 2007 in Rags to Riches (A.P. Indy), while Maryinsky (Sadler’s Wells), a full sister to Silver and Roses, left the 2007 Champion European 3YO filly Peeping Fawn (Danehill).

Furthermore the sisters are from the Group 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Blush with Pride (Blushing Groom), while delving even deeper into their pedigrees you will find the likes of top sires Redoute’s Choice, El Gran Senor, and Try My Best.

An international businessman, Cleary recognised the value of the Pins filly sold by Pencarrow Stud and purchased her on his own account with the view to racing her in New Zealand in the stable of Roger James at Cambridge.

Cleary purchased one other Lot at Karaka 2009, also from the Pencarrow Stud draft, Lot 121, a chestnut colt by Zenno Rob Roy out of Miller’s Pride for which he outlaid $70,000.

These two purchases will look to build on the considerable success Cleary has already achieved on the racetrack with the likes of outstanding jumper Rand (Omnicorp) and Group 1 Easter Handicap winner Rags to Riches (Entrepreneur).

This year Silver and Roses has foaled a bay colt by Champion racehorse Darci Brahma and is back in foal to the outstanding racehorse now based at The Oaks Stud.