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Record Price Smashed At MM Tasmanian Sale
The all time record price for the Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale was smashed in Launceston yesterday when Kenjorwood's sister sold for $160,000. Offered at the auction by Grenville Stud, the filly beat the previous best price of $115,000 to be the standout top seller of a highly successful sale. The Snippetson filly, consigned as Lot 85, is the sixth foal of the stakes performed mare Flying Diva, a two-time winner by Flying Spur. She is a full-sister to the star Tasmanian-owned and now Victorian-trained Kenjorwood - a winner of 10 races and 17 times placed for earnings of over $686,000. The connections of Kenjorwood were able to buy the filly with one bid - after outlasting both Denise Martin of Star Thoroughbreds and Henry Dwyer "We came to the sale with no real plan to buy her," Winwood said. "We wanted to see her on type and she turned out to remind us so much of the brother. She has great presence and is a real free flowing filly - very athletic - everything you look for in a horse." With a budget set of $80,000, the price was double that, but her new owners are exceptionally happy. The second top priced seller of the day was the Written Tycoon-Burnished filly from Armidale Stud who sold to Prime Thoroughbreds for $100,000.