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$2.3M For Monsoon Wedding

Thursday, 29th May 2014

The magnificently bred Monsoon Wedding (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) sold for $2.3 million as part of the star-studded Teeley Assets Dispersal to top the opening session of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast yesterday. The Gr2-placed mare, who is a sister to champion sire Redoute's Choice, was consigned by Arrowfield Stud as agent and purchased by Coolmore in foal to champion colt Pierro (Lonhro). Monsoon Wedding, who is also a sibling to Gr1 winners Manhattan Rain and Platinum Scissors, as well as stakes winners Sliding Cube and Echoes Of Heaven, is the dam of Gr3 SAJC Fillies Classic winner Precious Lorraine and Black Opal Stakes winner Lucky Raquie. This is the celebrated Best In Show family, arguably the most sought after bloodline in the world. Members include Hurricane Sky, Umatilla, Al Maher, Peeping Fawn, Xaar, Sex Appeal (dam of stallion heavyweights Try My Best & El Gran Senor), Kentucky Oaks winner Blush With Pride and her daughter Better Than Honour, who fetched a world-record price of US$14 million for a broodmare in 2008 and is the dam of US classic winners Rags To Riches & Jazil.

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