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Inglis Great Southern Day-2: $210K For Pierro Colt
A colt from the second crop of champion galloper Pierro has topped the greatest ever offering of weanlings in Victoria. 314 weanlings have been sold across the first two days of the 2016 Inglis Great Southern Sale, headed by Erinvale Thoroughbred's colt by Pierro from Call Me Pretty (Lot 792) that sold for $210,000 to the partnership of Ascot Farm, New Zealand and Ampulla Lodge, Victoria. "He was the one I wanted. We've had success buying off John [Kenneally] in the past, turning a Flying Spur colt from $240,000 into $850,000, and both us and Ampulla are big fans of Pierro," said Bruce Harvey of Ascot Farm. "We both bid on Pierro himself as a weanling, we've tried hard on his progeny at the weanling sales this year and I'm rapt to secure this colt. Last year we identified opportunities at the top end of the market and our aim has been to buy mature colts high on pedigree ratings, and this colt completely fitted the brief." The colt is a half-brother to stakes winners Born To Rock and Prettyhappyaboutit, and Harvey advised that "he'll stay in Victoria at Ampulla Lodge and be targeted toward next year's Inglis Premier Yearling Sale."