At the conclusion of the Inglis Digital November (Early) Online Auction, the first mare to sell carrying a positive to dual Gr.1-winning sprinter Brave Smash (Jpn) was knocked down for $245,000, an outstanding return on investment off the back of his $22,000 (inc. GST) service fee.
Offered by Aquis as Lot 100, Kittie Kins (pictured) is a winning grey daughter of Sepoy, out of the Catbird mare Salix Caprea, making her a half-sister to Chris Waller’s former outstanding mare Catkins, herself a winner of 16 races and over $2 million in earnings highlighted by 12 black type victories for the Ingham Family.
Purchased by Mark Player’s International Thoroughbred Solutions Pty Ltd, the resulting price was a record for a broodmare on the Inglis Digital online platform.
“The mare was bought for a good Victorian client, to be a foundation mare for hopefully years to come,” Player said.
“The resulting foal for Kittie Kins will be bred on a lovely cross with Brave Smash which was particularly attractive to my client, being Deep Impact over Danehill, a cross that really works.”
“My client actually found Kittie Kins when scrolling through the Inglis Digital catalogue and they’re very happy to have secured her, it’s great to see operations like Aquis offering these types of mares,” Player said.
Currently covering his first book of mares at our Hunter Valley property, Brave Smash’s outstanding race record highlighted by a scintillating victory in the Gr.1 Manikato Stakes where he recorded the fastest time ever for a male, coupled with his excellent fertility, has seen many leading breeders sending their high-quality mares to him.
In recent weeks with the outstanding racetrack success in Australia by Japanese-bred runners, Brave Smash’s popularity has only further increased due to being the only Gr.1-winning sprinter standing in Australia from the all dominant Sunday Silence sire-line.
With the end of the covering season just six short weeks away, smart breeders are well aware of that covering your mare late in the season has no bearing on the quality of the foal produced with the likes of Gr.1 winners Invader, Pierata, Merchant Navy, Lonhro, Dundeel, Flying Spur, Bivouac, Pierro, Miami Bound and So You Think, Lankan Rupee and many, many more foaled from October 1 onwards.
Having shown with this record price achieved that there is a clear demand for mares in foal to high quality stallions, ensure your investment is a positive one and be rewarded by a cover to an Aquis stallion.