Dundeel dominates National Yearling Sale

J J Gordon Bloodstock Consultants (FBAA) tapped into the winning run of Telemon Thoroughbreds with $180,000 for a Dundeel (NZ) colt at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on Thursday.

Telemon stands Sidestep (Exceed and Excel) in Queensland for Sheikh Mohammed and he leads Australia’s first-crop premiership this season largely due to G1 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Kiamichi.

Jeff Gordon targeted its Dundeel – Secret Cool colt (Lot 2274) that ensured Telemon’s first National Sale came to a successful end. “It was wonderful to present and sell the bay colt and it gave Dundeel more big minutes in the ring,” general manager Joe Heather said. “He’s from the family of Group winners Hips Don’t Lie and No More Tears.”

Telemon Thoroughbreds also sold last year’s Doomben stakes winner Sheiswhatsheis (Bernardini) to Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA) for $300,000 on Day 1 of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Suman Hedge bought a Dundeel filly (Lot 2285) for $90,000 and a Kermadec colt (Lot 2291) at the National Yearling Sale on Thursday. “The Dundeel is a lovely, athletic type,” he reported. “And $90,000 represents good value given her sire’s stature as one of the most promising stallions in Australia.”

Both yearlings were bought on behalf of Carbine Thoroughbreds and trainer Mick Price. “We were delighted to purchase the beautiful colt by Kermadec offered from Oakwood Farm,” Hedge added. “He’s closely related to Better Than Ready!”

Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Craig Rounsefell was also on the Dundeels paying $85,000 for the filly from Hazel (Lot 2120). He also struck with $115,000 for a Spirit of Boom filly out of Monte Bella (Lot 2195).

“Delighted to pick up a pair of lovely fillies,” Rounsefell said. “The Dundeel is an athlete for Matt Cumani and the powerful Spirit of Boom is for a client from Queensland.”

Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Dave Mee outlaid $50,000 for fillies by Tavistock (Lot 2176) and Deep Field (Lot 2271). The Tavistock – Lucky Mascot (Zabeel) filly is a half-sister to six winners including Koala Bear (LR Cinderella Stakes).

Book 1 of the National Yearling Sale posted an average of $52,228 off a 72% clearance rate. Dundeel stands at Arrowfield Stud and he topped the leaderboard with a record-breaking colt from Santa Rocks (Lot 2267) purchased by Team Hawkes for $850,000.

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