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NZB National 2YOs: NZ$240k Encosta De Lago Colt
In the 2YOs section, Tim Carter's Karapiro Bloodstock (acting for Hong Kong trainer Michael Chang) paid top price of NZ240,000 for a colt by Coolmore-based stallion & Australian Champion Sire of the last 2 seasons Encosta de Lago (the 7th foal out of stakes-placed 13-year-old Bluebird mare Lake Alexandrina) consigned by Wellfield Lodge. The unnamed colt won a trial in February & Carter commented: "He's an outstandingly built, muscular colt with a lovely temperament & is an exciting sprinting prospect. I've bought him for Michael Chang in Hong Kong who wanted him for one of his clients, so the colt is headed to Michael's stable." The colt's dam Lake Alexandrina is a half-sister to: Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning sire Marauding; dual stakes-winning sire Springsteen; dual-winner & Gr3-placed Iwan; & winner Cajun Magic (dam of Gr3-winner Voodoo Beat).