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UK Tatts Breeding Stock Day-3: $494k Crystal Swan

Thursday, 3rd December 2009

Agent Tony Nerses (acting on behalf of the Kuwaiti based businessmen Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) paid 260,000 guineas (A$494,000) for winning 4YO mare Crystal Swan (Dalakhani-Crystal Melody, by Nureyev) consigned from Grangecon Stud in Ireland & sold in-foal to 2005 Gr1 English Derby winner Motivator. Her dam Crystal Melody is a sister to Gr1 Fillies' Mile winner Crystal Music. Nerses told racingpost.com: “She'll be a nice mating for Authorized (the 2007 Gr1 English Derby winner who was raced by the Kuwaiti duo). That's what we have been looking for. We usually keep the progeny of our mares to race & I was trying to get one that was in-foal rather than a filly, that way you can get something back. She'll be kept at New England Stud, where all our mares are based.”

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