Son Of Hussonet Sells For Hong Kong Record
A son of Hussonet broke Hong Kong International Sale records as the headline act among 29 lots sold at Sha Tin on Friday night.
The Australian-bred gelding, catalogued as Lot 16 and out of the South African mare Almah, was hammered down to Peter Lau for HK$10.5 million, a new peak for any Hong Kong sale and beating the previous record of HK$9 million set in 2012.
The record was one of a number of strong results across the board. This year’s sale realised an aggregate of HK$130.9 million at an average of HK$4.51 million, up 7.6 per cent on last year’s average of HK$4.19 million from 24 lots.
Nine horses reached at least HK$5 million, with Lot 24 – a French-bred gelding by Holy Roman Emperor out of Linamix mare Lapland – selling for HK$9 million to Liu Yu Wen, owner of last year’s sale topper Jing Jing Win.
Anthony Kelly, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Executive Director of Racing Business and Operations said: “We are very pleased with tonight’s results which clearly exhibited the enthusiasm of our owners and their recognition of the quality bloodstock sourced by the Club from the world’s top sales.”
The Hong Kong International Sale was held in a night-time slot for the second consecutive year and was preceded by a cocktail reception for guests.
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