Pencarrow Top of Select Sale

The Pencarrow bred colt by Excellent Art from Sadler's Wells mare Magical Moment was the subject of much of the talk around the Karaka Sales complex on Day 3 of the Karaka Select Sale, and justifiably so as his $250,000 price tag became the top price of the day, and third top price of the Sale.

Knocked down to Coolmore Stud’s Tom Magnier and Adrian Nicoll of BBA Ireland, Magnier was glowing in his appreciation for the strapping colt.

"He's a fantastic yearling that has all the makings of a super racehorse and we are delighted to have bought him. He is certainly a credit to the team at Pencarrow.”

“This sale has served as a great endorsement of what an exciting young sire Excellent Art is. He had another colt (Lot 551) make $170,000 here on Wednesday and they have been selling very well in Australia also."

"It's always important to see the market react well to a young sire and the market seems to love Excellent Art. He's getting very good looking yearlings and it bodes well for his future as a sire."

Coolmore advisor Demi O'Byrne, said of the colt, "He is an outstanding colt that has everything. He's probably the best looking yearling I've seen in Australasia so far this year.”

Matching last year's top price, Lot 1009 helped to put Excellent Art at the top of the sires table for the Select session with three of his four entries sold for an average of $155,000.

It also put Pencarrow Stud at the top of the final Select Sale vendors table by average, with its four Select Sale entries selling for $348,000 at an average of $87,000.