Ellis Justifys big spend

Justify pictured at Coolmore Stud

Te Akau's David Ellis ended up being Book 1's biggest spender at Karaka this week, purchasing 32 horses and spending NZ$8.1 million.

Among his purchases on Wednesday was the highest-prince yearling by Coolmore's Justify (USA) at the Sale, a colt from The Oaks Stud, Lot 530, who cost NZ$600,000.

The colt is the first foal from Repeat (NZ) (Darci Brahma {NZ}), the sister to multiple Group 1 2-year-old winner Recite (NZ).

"He's an absolutely stunning colt. He's gone into my colts syndicate, which has been very well received by our owners," Ellis said.

"I think he is a Karaka Million colt, and he is probably even a little bit more precocious than say, Dynastic, and it’s really exciting to buy a colt by a Triple Crown winner at Karaka and this is from a really good 2-year-old family, but they all train on to be good at three and four."

Repeat foaled a Reliable Man (GB) filly last year and then visited 
U S Navy Flag (USA).

An added incentive for this colt is that Coolmore will present a Ferrari to the buyer listed in the official sales results or owner/breeder of the first Justify to win one of the qualifying races. Click here to view the full list of races, and terms and conditions.



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