Blackline produces $250,000 weanling
14 Jun 2022
The Inglis Great Southern Sale brought the Australian sales season to a close last week, while also highlighting yet another Willow Park Broodmare Sale graduate doing a great job for new connections.
Musk Creek Farm, in conjunction with Boomer Bloodstock, purchased six time winner Blackline (Blackfriars) out of our 2021 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale draft for $230,000, carrying her first foal by rising star So You Think (NZ). Last week, that foal (a filly) realised $250,000 in the supplementary section of the Great Southern Weanling Sale - the second highest priced weanling of the entire sale.
We always aim to offer young mares from progressive families and Blackline was no exception. Since her sale in June 2021, Blackline's half brother Rokanori (Awesome Rock), who was unraced at the time, has emerged as a new star for the family. A winner of four of his six starts, Rokanori already has a Listed win on the board, promising there's more black type to come!
Blackline's half sister, the stakes winner Takanori (Vital Equine) who was resident at WP for her breeding career, has also provided exciting updates to the family, particularly through the resurgence of her stakes winning daughter Tahitian Dancer (Dawn Approach).
Retired to stud a Listed winner, the WP born Tahitian Dancer didn't hold her pregnancy in her first season, so connections put the six year old mare back in work for one last prep with Tony Gollan. The mare has found a rich vein of form, with four starts back resulting in two stakes placings added to her record.
Takanori also produced a new winner in Kasonori, a WP born four year old by So You Think, making Blackline's filly a three-quarter sibling to the promising galloper. A winner and placegetter in five starts, Kasonori has showed his fair share of ability before a stable accident forced a break for the gelding.
Another great result at Great Southern was in the form of a mare sold privately for just $4,000 in 2017. Flintoff (Pluck) was sold off the track and has since produced four foals, the first two of which were retained to race. Her current yearling colt by Shamus Award sold at Magic Millions in January for $130,000, followed by her Shamus Award weanling filly that sold last week for $65,000.