Lot 530 bay colt Justify – Repeat (Darci Brahma) $600,000 (draft: The Oaks Stud)
A colt by recent US Triple Crown Justify (Scat Daddy), achieving the rare feat in 2018, from mare by Champion Sire Darci Brahma (Danehill).
Te Akau principal David Ellis purchased Darci Brahma as a yearling at Karaka, and the five time Group 1 winner has become an outstanding sire and broodmare sire.
Trained by Mark Walker, Darci Brahma was one of the absolute best racehorses to grace tracks over the last 20 years in New Zealand.
Dam Repeat, twice winner to 1600 metres, is sister to dual Group 1 winner Recite, a high quality filly that won seven times to 1600 metres.
Grand-dam Chant (Traditionally) was another high quality filly, exceptionally competitive two-year-old, and Champion 2YO Filly.
“He’s a beautiful colt by the new stallion, Justify, and people that have young progeny by him are very impressed,” said David Ellis.
“He walked well, correct, medium sized, all quality, and a real Karaka Million type of horse.
“There was plenty of competition to buy him and we were thrilled to secure the colt.”
The colt has a cross of outstanding sire and sire of sires Mr. Prospector, on the sire line of Justify and dam line of Repeat.