Frost Giant tops Gidgegannup Sale

A $50,000 Frost Giant filly topped the Yarradale Stud yearling sale in WA on Sunday.

Yarradale owner Ron Sayers initiated the on-site sale at Gidgegannup in 2009 and the latest edition generated turnover of $658,500 at an average of $26,340.

Ascot trainer Stefan Vahala bought the top-priced Frost Giant half-sister to recent Kembla Grange winner Wild Ava.  The promising 3yo filly was bred at Yarradale and sold for $90,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions 2YO Sale.  Their dam Single Spice won the 2011 Listed Supremacy Stakes at Ascot for Aquanita trainer Simon Miller.

Besides the 25 lots that changed hands, another 9 were leased after the sale.  Every year, Sayers donates the proceeds of a yearling to children’s charity Red Kite and this year it was Neville Parnham who bid $21,000 to outlast Mike Santich for a City Place filly from Coldstream Lass.

Yarradale also announced the service fees for its roster in 2017.  War Chant (USA) will stand at $11,000 (inc gst) while Bradbury’s Luck, Gingerbread Man, City Place (USA), Heritage and Vital Equine (Roselee Park) are $4,400 (inc gst).  All fees are payable on live foal and no further discounts apply.

$ Sex Sire – Dam Buyer
50,000 F Frost Giant – Single Spice Stefan Vahalla
47,000 F Trade Fair – Diamonds ‘n’ Dreams Todd Harvey
42,500 F Gingerbread Man – Valley Girl Bill Godecke
40,000 F War Chant – Saddler’s Silk Morton Racing
40,000 C Discorsi – Colleges Steve Wolfe
32,000 C Frost Giant – Hot Tamale Paul Jordan
27,000 C War Chant – Miss Astur David Reed
27,000 C War Chant – Aplomb S J Miller
26,000 C War Chant – Ishinca Todd Harvey
26,000 C Gingerbread Man – Miss Belair Kenmore Lodge