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Andersen Secures Rex Is A Star For Dundeel
New Zealand breeder and owner Murray Anderson went to $1.1 million at yesterday's opening session of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale to secure beautifully related mare Rex Is A Star (Encosta de Lago-Sliding Cube by Rock of Gibraltar) with the intention of sending her to his outstanding six-time Gr1 winner Dundeel (High Chaparral) in his first season at Arrowfield stud. Rex Is A Star, who is in foal to champion colt Pierro, is a full sister to boom colt Rubick, winner of this year's Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude. However, more significantly, Rex Is A Star is a grand-daughter of exceptional producer Shantha's Choice, dam of five stakes winners including Gr1 winners Redoute's Choice, Manhattan Rain & Platinum Scissors. Andersen was delighted with his purchase saying, "We're very pleased to buy Rex Is A Star from such a sought-after family and we look forward to both selling and racing first-crop progeny by Dundeel." Dundeel, the highest-rated entire in Australasia this season, stands his first season at Arrowfield in 2014 at a fee of $27,500 inc. GST.