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Inglis Easter Day-1: $450,000 Zabeel Filly
UK-based Badgers Bloodstock paid $450,000 for a Zabeel filly (the 6th foal from Famous Star mare Shepherd's Delight) consigned by Scone-based Kia Ora Stud as agent. Of Shepherd's Delight's 6 foals, 4 have raced & all are winners, including: NZ's co-champion 2YO colt of 2000-01 & champion 3YO sprinter of 2001-02 Vinaka (whose 8 wins from 880-1400m for $424,219 earnings include the NZ Gr1 Telegraph Handicap, NZ Gr1 Railway Stakes, NZ Gr3 Hawkes Bay Guineas, NZ Gr3 Wakefield Challenge Stakes & NZ Listed Fairview Ford Slipper, plus 4 Gr1 placings); & Lim's Grand (whose 4 wins at 1200m include Singapore's Gr3 Paititi Gold Trophy twice, plus runner-up in the Gr1 Singapore Derby).