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Magic Millions Yearlings Day-2: $220k Encosta De Lago Colt

Tuesday, 8th June 2010

Ireland's Dermot Farrington paid $220,000 for another colt by Coolmore-based stallion & Australian Champion Sire of the last 2 seasons Encosta de Lago (the 8th foal out of winning 14-year-old Danehill mare Twyla) consigned by Newgate Farm as agent. His dam Twyla has 5 foals to race to date (all winners) including: Gr3-winner Murjana; 4-time-winner Nkuni; 3-time-winner Celebria (dam of Gr1-placed Gathering); & South African 4-time-winner The Giant. In addition Twyla is a 3/4-sister to 4-time Gr1-winning Arrowfield Stud stallion & former Australian Champion Sire Redoute's Choice, Gr1-winning Emirates Park sire Al Maher & Gr1-winning Plaintree Farm sire Platinum Scissors; & a half-sister to dual Gr1-winning Durham Lodge sire Hurricane Sky, Gr1-winning Blue Gum Farm sire Umatilla, stakes-placed Makarova, dual-winner Show Dancing (dam of Gr3-winner Salameh) & winner Shantha's Choice (dam of Gr1-winning Arrowfield Stud sire Manhattan Rain & Gr3-winner Sliding Cube).

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