Ontrack’s champion sprinter Brazen Beau is well on the way to becoming a champion sire.
With his first crop on the racetracks, Brazen Beau is now Australia’s leading young stallion on the strength of amazing results at this week’s Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney.
Brazen Beau ended the Sale with the highest average and he set a new record price for the sale when a colt sold for $550,000 for Murrulla Stud.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Grant Morgan bought Brazen Beau out of the Inglis Classic Sale in 2013 for $70,000, a figure that’s hard to comprehend these days.
“Brazen Beau was from the first crop of I Am Invincible and this week we saw Brazen Beau top the Classic Sale with an average price of $247,847 from seven lots sold while I Am Invincible was runner-up with an average $206,818 from 11 lots sold.
“The sale also saw Brazen Beau produce the second highest price, $480,000 for a colt offered by Aquis.”
Grant Morgan said the dominance by Brazen Beau is just another chapter in an amazing story.
“I bought Beau for $70,000 from Murrulla Stud’s draft and this week it was fantastic to see Tim Nolan from the same farm back at the sale selling the record breaking Brazen Beau colt.
“At Ontrack we have always had a lot of faith in Brazen Beau and the events of this week just reinforce our confidence in the horse.
“I purchased four Brazen Beau yearlings last year and at the recent Magic Millions I put my hand up for another three.
“They are all nice horses and they’re all going the right way. The form of Accession and Tassort on the track indicate that Brazen Beau is going to be a major influence for seasons to come and if one of these colts can win the Golden Slipper then his career couldn’t have had a better start,” said Grant Morgan.
Brazen Beau’s record-breaking sale-topper at $550,000 was Lot 609, a colt from Pouter, and purchased by New Zealand-based agent Bruce Perry on behalf of a stallion syndicate.
The colt is a half-brother to three winners, including Rock Dove who won a Listed race in Tasmania last weekend, and is from a strong American family.
The demand for Brazen Beau stock this week follows a strong showing at January’s Magic Millions Sale where 11 of his yearlings made six figures, the highest price of A$625,000 being paid for a filly from Classy Chloe.
In 2018 his first-crop filly from Pretty Penny made A$700,000 at the Inglis Easter Sale. She races as Pretty Brazen and has been placed at Flemington.
The first northern-hemisphere crop of the former champion sprinter also sold well in Europe last year, making up to £100,000 in Britain and €130,000 in France.