FORMER South African and Dubai star filly Sun Classique’s first foal, by world leading sire Oasis Dream, has been sold for the equivalent of R7 million and will be making his way to Hong Kong.
The young colt was purchased at the Sydney Easter Sale by George Moore, the son of legendary trainer John Moore, who went to A$850,000 (R7 million) to secure the attractive bay specimen.
Sun Classique, in the care of Mike Bass, was a champion at three in South Africa in 2007, where she won the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas, G1 Majorca Stakes and G1 Woolavington Stakes.
She took her name to another level in Dubai the following season where she enjoyed an unbeaten season for Mike de Kock. She scored her greatest career win in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic of 2008, where she beat a world class field to win by 2.75 lengths from Hong Kong superstar, Viva Pataca.
She remained in Europe and was bred on Southern Hemisphere time in 2009 to Juddmonte’s Oasis Dream (GB), then was entered for the Easter Broodmare Sale the following autumn.
Originally led out unsold, Nathan Tinkler struck a private deal to acquire the mare for his broodmare band at Patinack Farm for A$2 million to top the sale. Sun Classique is also the dam of a weanling colt by Patinack stallion Husson (Arg) (Hussonet).