Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA) topped the foal section of the Inglis Broodmare & Weanling Sale with $160,000 for a Dissident colt on Monday.
Catalogued as Lot 2, the Middlebrook Valley Lodge colt set the tone for a competitive session at Newmarket. He’s a first-crop son of Australian Horse of the Year Dissident and is a half-brother to Moonee Valley winning filly Areti.
Swettenham Stud’s Toronado (Ire) was another first-crop sire among four buys for Ford. The filly from G2 Adelaide Cup winner Lacey Underall will head back to Victoria after making $80,000.
Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA) also signed for four topped by the $60,000 Star Witness - Still Dreaming colt. His Richard Jolly-trained half-brother Evil Dreams is a speedy customer and was back in the frame at Morphettville earlier this year.
Beau Rivage is another recent Adelaide winner with a close relation targeted by FBAA. His Dundeel half-brother cost Randwick Bloodstock Agency $75,000. FBAA members also bought fillies by Rubick (Belmont Bloodstock) & Skilled (Mark Pilkington Management) and colts by Sizzling (Blue Sky Bloodstock) & Foxwedge (John Chalmers Bloodstock).
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1988 to maintain, improve and develop the standards, status and services of bloodstock agents throughout Australia. Its members operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are bound by the strict Industry Code of Conduct.
The list of FBAA members can be viewed here.