Black Piranha moves to Melbourne

Group 1 winner Black Piranha sold for $245,000 at the 2011 Inglis Spring Sale at Newmarket on Friday.  A total of 90 head changed hands for turnover of $792,850 at a clearance rate of 92%.

Black Piranha (Clang) attracted plenty of interest and was finally knocked down to Cameron Cooke Bloodstock.  “He’s for a Melbourne based client,” Cooke said of the dual G1 Stradbroke Hcp winner.  “He looked in sparkling condition and his run the other day to finish fourth in the George Main was a top effort.

“He will head to Melbourne to be aimed at some of the big spring carnival races followed by possible trips to New Zealand and Dubai.”

Stakes placed Anabaa mare Turnstiles was next best on the leader-board when selling to Rick Connolly Bloodstock for $120,000.  She is a daughter of Group 3 winner Zabeel’s Angel.

The Melbourne Racehorse Sale at Oaklands Junction on Tuesday, October 25 is the next auction on the Inglis calendar.