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Darley Buys 50% Of 2YO Von Costa De Hero
Lindsay Park sales manager Mark Pilkington also confirmed Darley Australia has purchased 50% of 2YO colt Von Costa De Hero (Encosta De Lago-Piavonic, by Scenic) who won the Gr2 Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on March 8. Von Costa De Hero was a $1.2 million yearling purchased by James Bester & consigned by Coolmore Stud at the 2007 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney. This month's Gr2 victory came in his 3rd race start (after finishing 4th on debut in a Listed race in October & then 4th in February in a Gr3 race). Trainer David Hayes is currently aiming Von Costa de Hero at the Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney on April 19.