The first progeny of 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign was in hot demand after going under the hammer for ¥165m or around $2m Australian in Japan on Monday.
A colt by Japanese stallion Hearts Cry, the yearling was knocked down to Danox Co., Ltd.
Hearts Cry notably is the sire of 2019 Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux while Danox are also the owners of 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes placegetter Danon Premium.
The colt is the first progeny of She Will Reign to go through the sale ring and was among the top five lots sold at the auction, which was topped by the ¥300m purchase for a Deep Impact colt.
She Will Reign, formerly trained by Gary Portelli, was sold by Darby Racing in 2018 as a breeding prospect with the classy mare taking up residence at Northern Farm in Japan.
She enjoyed a sensational career on the track, headlined by her commanding win in the Golden Slipper while she also enjoyed further Group 1 success in the Moir Stakes as a three-year-old at The Valley.
The talented sprinter is by Manhattan Rain out of Courgette, which was also the dam of Group 2 Silver Slipper winner Time To Reign.
Originally published asSlipper winner’s first progeny sells big
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