DAY two of the Australian Easter Yearling Sale proved to be an emotional one for boutique Scone stud Kia Ora.
Kia Ora Stud offered the top Lot on Tuesday – a Fastnet Rock colt out of Group 1-winning mare O’Marilyn, purchased by George Moore Bloodstock for $1.8 million.
Kia Ora’s Alex Kingston struggled to contain her emotions, describing it as one of the most magical moment of her career.
“These horses are finely selected for Easter and I’ve been at Kia Ora for eight years now and this is the best result in my time. As a boutique farm, this is our greatest moment,’’ she said.
“You hope for a good result but when it happens you don’t expect it. Easter really is the best of the best and this was my best horse and he was always going to come to Easter but to get this result is still amazing, a huge result for the farm.’’
The Fastnet Rock colt was one of eight horses which sold for $1 million or more on Day two, taking the sale’s total of seven-figure Lots to 15.
The leading vendor by aggregate was Arrowfield Stud with $11,390,000 and by average was Kia Ora Stud $720,000.
Day three of the action continues from 11am Wednesday April 11 and is expected to produce strong results with another great range of horses for all markets.