Son of Hussonet steals the show at International Sale
Gelding breaks record set in 2012
Records were broken at the Hong Kong International Sale on Friday when a son of Hussonet sold to Peter Lau for HK$10.5 million (£1,093,638/€1,259,200).
Bred in Australia, the gelding is out of the Al Mufti mare Almah and eclipsed the previous record of HK$9m (£937,296/€1,079,014) set in 2012.
The session also saw a French-bred son of Holy Roman Emperor out of the Linamix mare Lapland purchased by Liu Yu Wen, the owner of last year’s sale-topper Jing Jing Win, for HK$9 million.
Across the board 29 lots sold for an aggregate of HK$130.9m (£13,627,879/€15,692,356), an average of HK$4.51m (£469,982/€541,101) - representing a gain of eight per cent on last year’s figure of HK$4.19m (£435,899/€502,005).
Anthony Kelly, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s executive director of racing business and operations, said: “We’re very pleased with Friday’s results which clearly exhibited the enthusiasm of our owners and their recognition of the quality bloodstock sourced by the Club from the world’s top sales.
“Following last year’s success in an evening format, the Hong Kong International Sale has continued its growth as an elegant event for our owners. This is a unique setting for a thoroughbred sale and the exciting journey of ownership begins anew.”