Another Frankel for Japan
Taken from Thoroughbred Daily News, 26th November 2016:
Frankel's promising start to his stud career includes a Group 3-winning daughter in Japan, Mi Suerte, a factor which may have persuaded the Japanese operation JS Company to go to 350,000gns for Lot 1000 (pictured) from the New England Stud draft.
Hanako Varian conducted the bidding on their behalf for the member of Juddmonte's good stallion family of Martaline (Linamix), Beat Hollow (Sadler's Wells), Oasis Dream (Green Desert) and Kingman (Invincible Spirit).
The colt was bred by Countess De La Warr from Household Name, a Zamindar half-sister to the aforementioned Martaline and Gr.1 Prix du Cadran winner Reefscape (Linamix).
"She is a real queen and has been since the day she was born," said New England Stud's Peter Stanley. "She is coming back to the farm and will ship to Japan at some point next year to race there. This was such a lovely filly that we said the mare has to go back to Frankel, which will hopefully be the plan next year."
Household Name, whose first foal, a filly by Oasis Dream, sold for 95,000gns to Yeomanstown Stud at this sale last year, is currently in foal to Dansili.
John Ferguson also added a son of Frankel to his shopping list, bidding 280,000gns for Lot 977, Zalim Bifov's colt out of French Listed winner More Than Sotka (Dutch Art) who was consigned for sale by Amy Marnane. The six-year-old mare was originally bought as a yearling for 110,000 euros by Marnane's father Con and won twice as a juvenile for trainer Mathieu Palussiere. This is her first foal and she was covered this year by Kodiac.