A result described as ‘incredible’ by Darby Racing Syndications Scott Darby, Every Rose has become the second horse to surpass the magical seven-figures in an Inglis Digital Online Auction, with the daughter of the Choisir selling for $1.3million to Suman Hedge Bloodstock on behalf of a client.
“I had a feeling she would sell well and thought she would hit $1 million,” a thrilled Scott Darby said.
“But $1.3 million – that’s unbelievable!”
“What a great way to sell, with Inglis Digital, obviously we were very encouraged with the recent results on the platform of Funstar ($2.7 million) and Fasika last month ($920,000).
“Those two mares have paved the way and I must say a huge thank you to Inglis and the team for the work they did in promoting her, Harry Bailey from the bloodstock team contacted me on Saturday and floated the idea of selling her on Inglis Digital, and it’s certainly paid off.
“The owners were very supportive, there was no hesitation when we said we would sell her in a bespoke Inglis Digital sale and we were confident knowing the fillies and mares market has been insanely strong.
“I know there were about half a dozen inspections at Noogee Park and Jilly and Tony Henderson did a wonderful job presenting her over the past few days to interested parties.
“Also, a big thank you to Mark Newnham, who put the mare first and said she was ready to be a mum, all the owners who saw it through to the end, and of course Suman Hedge and his client for their support, I know she will be a wonderful broodmare.
It’s been the busiest year Suman Hedge can remember at the sales – both physical and online and comes just three weeks after he purchased Fasika (So You Think) from the August (Late) Online Sale also on behalf of a client. Like Fasika, Every Rose is set for a date with Champion Sire Written Tycoon.
“When we were analysing her and looking at her pedigree and physique, Every Rose suited him down to the ground,” Hedge said.
She would also suit a stallion like Zoustar, perhaps down the track, as he has reacted quite well to Danehill line mares.
“Every Rose really ticked all the boxes for what we look for, she won the Gimcrack on debut over 1000m which is obviously one of the earliest 2YO races and even beyond her actual race record, it’s the horses around her,” Hedge said.
Every Rose was just beaten by G1-winning 2YO colts Farnan, King’s Legacy at her second and third start, and then she defeated the likes of Away Game and Hungry Heart, so there is a lot of depth to her performance-wise.
“We had good intel from people I really respect, that have seen Every Rose that she is a high-quality mare, a great type with plenty of size and scope. She’s by Choisir, she’s fast with a good pedigree that includes proven producers and she fit the budget.
“My understanding is that there were high profile people and farms that were on her, which always gives me confidence that we are around the right mark.
“I must say that was a nerve-wracking final five minutes of bidding because we were at our absolute top!” Hedge said.
It’s been an incredibly busy period for Hedge, there is a huge appetite for quality mares, resulting from strong racing and sales results, despite the effects of the pandemic.