Kingstar Farm's Capitalist Colt Tops Inglis HTBA
A colt by hot young sire Capitalist became the second most expensive yearling to sell at a HTBA Sale, with Darby Racing securing the Kingstar Farm-consigned colt for $280,000.
The first foal from Sebring mare Princess Joy Joy – a sister-in-blood to Criterion – will likely be trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
“We’ve had a good couple of weeks and he was the stand out colt obviously on pedigree and type here today,” Scott Darby said.
“He’s an A1 physical, athletic, just quality and really stood out here.
“You know you get those horses that when they come out and stand, they just go bang, that was this colt, he had great balance.”
Darby Racing’s Mark Holland reflected on the success the team has enjoyed from the HTBA Sale.
“This has been a dream sale for Darby Racing, we love this sale,” Holland said.
“We’ve purchased Stakes winners Time For War ($56,000) and Look to the Stars ($26,000) from here, plus Metro winners True Crime ($25,000), Crazy Train ($3,000), Mr Tickets ($6,500), Star Sensation ($20,000), Wingardium ($35,000).
“We’ve bought six today from $9,000 up to the $280,000 for the Capitalist, a yearling the whole team loved and one we waited literally all day for!” Holland added.
“He is a great shape, good head, athletic walk, the first foal from a Sebring mare that’s related to four individual Stakes performers, he was just an absolute standout for us.”
Kingstar Farm’s Adam Cook was thrilled with the result.
“He is a lovely colt by a very good sire and was entitled to sell very well,” Cook said.
“He was very popular during inspections and while I was a little worried that he was selling at the end of the day, it didn’t make a difference – everyone waited for him!
“That result capped off a good day for Kingstar, we brought 10 here and we’re leaving with a 100% clearance rate.
“Historically this has been a very good sale for us and it has been again today, so we are very pleased and are looking forward to offering our draft at the Inglis Weanling Sale next week."