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NZ Broodmares: NZ$130k So Devine
In the New Zealand auction ring, bloodstock agent John Foote paid top price of NZ$130,000 for Gr3-placed 4YO mare So Devine (High Chaparral-Argante, by Star Way) during the final Broodmare Session at the 3-day NZ Bloodstock National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka in Auckland. So Devine (consigned by Goodwood Stud) is a full-sister to dual Gr1-winning & triple Gr1-placed Patinack Farm stallion Monaco Consul & Foote commented: "She's a Group-placed sister to a Derby winner & her dam has had a number of good fillies that are going to very good stallions so there is a lot of potential in the family. There are a few good options, but I haven't worked out a stallion for her yet. I knew she would make at least $100,000 & was hoping to get her as close to that as possible; as it worked out she was almost exactly $100,000 Australian so that was about right."