An Exploit colt, out of the mare Telegraph Road (Royal Academy) fetched the biggest price at this week’s two-day Jeju two-year old sale. Since arriving in Korea in 2006, Telegraph Road has had two foals reach the track and both of them – Blue Pin and Northern Ace – have shown talent.
The bidding for the Exploit colt started at KRW 20 Million and the hammer finally came down at KRW 116 Million, a record for these sales (KRW 1131=$1). The successful bidder was Busan Racecourse based owner Choi Won Ho.
Others to attract big money was a Vicar colt out of Carson City Dancer (Carson City) who was sold for KRW 95 Million and a Thunder Gulch colt out of Escape (A.P. Indy) going for KRW 80 Million. The biggest amount paid for a filly was the KRW 70 Million a daughter of Menifee out of the New Zealand bred mare Monster (Waikiki Star).
Jeju Today covered the event (in Korean) and Chulgigi has a complete table of all purchases (in Korean). As ever, full details on all horses in Korea for both racing and breeding can be found online in the Korean Studbook. meanwhile, Fallight has a number of official appearance videos by Korean based stallions on his Youtube channel.