Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Champion Mare's Filly Misses Sale
Rick Williams reckons there's a better than even chance that Seachange's yearling daughter will show the family ability on the racetrack, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Oaks Stud manager was forced to withdraw the filly from the Premier Sale at Karaka due to a bout of colic, but he has let farm owner and breeder Dick Karreman know there could be a silver lining. "She's okay now and she'll go home today [Wednesday] and I said to Dick that it's destiny – she'll probably turn out to be a champion!" Williams said. The Darci Brahma filly would have been the third foal of champion Kiwi mare Seachange (Cape Cross), a 7-time Gr1 winner, to have gone through the Karaka ring. The only one to race has been Divan, who sold for $500,000 in 2013 and has won three times in Victoria for the Lloyd Williams and Robert Hickmott's stable.