Weanling sets new record for Dundeel

The $250,000 colt out of Impossibly set a new record for Dundeel and topped the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale. (PHOTO: Darryl Sherer)

The 2019 Inglis Great Southern Sale added a new milestone to Dundeel’s impressive auction history when his weanling son out of Impossibly sold for a sale-topping $250,000.

That’s a weanling sale record for the 2nd-crop sire whose star has risen rapidly in 2018/19, thanks to 7 stakeswinners, including three Group 1 winners in 3 countries, two of them juveniles (Castelvecchio and Yourdeel).

Dundeel’s previous top-priced weanling was the colt out of Cerberus Gal, bought for $240,000 by Musk Creek Farm at the 2016 Magic Millions National Sale. He was subsequently re-sold for $500,000 as a yearling and turned out to be Group 3 2YO winner Irukandji, Dundeel’s first stakeswinner.

The Impossibly colt comes from an outstanding family established in New Zealand by the American-bred mare L’Quiz. His dam(by Choisir) is an unraced half-sister to the remarkable producer Imposingly, dam of five Group winners including two-time NZ Horse of the Year Bonneval.

Alan Fu, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club, in association with the Taniwha Horse Group, bought the colt for likely re-sale as a yearling. 

Two other Dundeel colts, out of Lodore Falls (by Redoute’s Choice) and Lady Nikolay (by Stravinsky) were sold for $150,000 to New Zealand’s Lyndhurst Farm and Maluka Thoroughbreds respectively. 

Dundeel also added two new 3YO winners to his record over the weekend. The filly She’s Ideel won her third start for the Bjorn Baker stable at Goulburn, and the Ron Quinton-trained gelding Seel the Deel won at Kembla Grange. 

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