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Prime Sprinter Espiona Supplied in Particular Standalone Sale


Group 1 winner Espiona, some of the gifted sprinters of her technology, is predicted to garner international consideration when she is obtainable July 31 through a particular standalone sale by Magic Thousands and thousands.

The daughter of Excessive Alternative will likely be offered nearly by Glenesk Thoroughbreds on behalf of Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds possession group, with auctioneer Clint Donovan conducting proceedings, which is able to start at 3 p.m. AEST.

Skilled all through her profession by Chris Waller, Espiona’s standout efficiency got here when she landed the 2023 working of the Coolmore Basic (G1) and her seven victories additionally included a win in that yr’s Golden Pendant (G2), in addition to a brace of group 3 triumphs. 

The mare’s last win got here when she banked a cool $1 million along with her victory in The Invitation final October, signing off her profession with AU$3,326,715 in prize cash, an enormous return on the AU$190,000 Martin and Randwick Bloodstock Company’s Brett Howard paid for her on the Magic Thousands and thousands Gold Coast Yearling Sale in 2020. 

Nevertheless, her last profession figures do not paint a full image of her consistency as a high-class performer, with the mare additionally ending third at elite-level on 4 events. 

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Throughout her illustrious profession Espiona defeated 28 particular person group 1 winners.

“She was a really powerful horse,” Waller identified. “However her racing sample made it troublesome to get the perfect from her. Like we noticed this preparation, she was usually within the firm of the perfect Australian sprinters, and he or she had sufficient capability to beat something.”

Howard believes Espiona presents a uncommon alternative to breeders and locations her performances on the observe on a par with a few of Australia’s greatest sprinters.

“I’ve little question Espiona was proper up there with the likes of Imperatriz when it comes to capability,” Howard mentioned. “I feel most individuals would agree that Espiona’s quirky nature of wanting to carry her head to 1 facet and lug in was one factor which most likely stopped her from profitable extra races.”

Espiona is out of profitable mare Dahooil, a full sister to stakes winner Bonny O’Reilly, whereas she counts listed scorer Fairly To Sea amongst her half-siblings. Additional again she hails from the identical household as a number of group 1 winners Vison And Energy and Glamour Puss. 

Magic Thousands and thousands managing director Barry Bowditch mentioned he and his crew have been “honored” to be promoting a mare of Esponia’s calibre. 

“We’re honored to have been entrusted by Denise Martin and her syndicate of homeowners to current Espiona to potential patrons,” Bowditch mentioned. “By means of her profession she raced in opposition to elite horses and proved herself among the best of her technology.” 

“Having the ability to provide her by a standalone digital sale will give the house owners, vendor, potential patrons and events the chance to see her promote through a streamlined course of by a world-class auctioneer.

“It would present Espiona a becoming gross sales course of to take her to the following journey of her life,” Bowditch added.

Any events who wish to examine Espiona ought to contact Barry Bowditch (0402 280 538) or James Hetherington (0428 783 300) to make appropriate preparations.

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