Coolmore Bought Fastnet Rock Colt For $1.975M

There was a bidding war between Coolmore Stud and David Ellis this morning at the Karaka Yearling Sale in New Zealand.

Their target was Lot 63, a half-brother to Group I winner Gathering and three-quarter brother to Group III winner Florentina. The colt is by champion stallion Fastnet Rock out of Peintre Celebre mare Celebria.

Coolmore emerged triumphant with a winning bid of $1.975 million and Coolmore spokesperson Tom Magnier later confirming the colt would be trained by David Hayes.

By Owens Wong

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