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1.1 Million Guineas For Zenyatta Sister
The half-sister to champion US mare Zenyatta was another to top a million guineas on the second day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Tuesday. The beautifully bred Eblouissante (Bernardini-Vertigineux, by Kris S), a winning half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will be heading back to her country of birth having been bought by Jane Lyon of Kentucky-based Summer Wind Farm for 1.1 million guineas. Consigned by The National Stud, the 7YO is a half-sister to triple Gr1 winner Balance in addition to Zenyatta who won an incredible 19 out of 20 starts during her race career which included 7 Gr1s. "I am very excited. We watched Zenyatta as did the rest of the world. It is a phenomenal family and we don't have anything of the pedigree in the broodmare band at home. She is an imposing, breathtaking individual and could be bred to any stallion." said a delighted Lyon. "We saw a photo of her first foal by Oasis Dream and he looks just fine, which gives us some confidence in her as a broodmare." She added: "She will go from here to Ireland and will foal down there, we will decide what to do regards her next covering. Eventually she will come back to the US and we will see if we can find a dirt stallion."