Dogs are a man’s best friend. Others prefer horses. Take John Magnier and his Coolmore partners, who forked up as much as 5m Guineas ($8.3 million USD) for a yearling filly at Tattersalls Sales in Newmarket in England.
Sold by Lodge Park Stud to Mandore International, the brown horse is the daughter of Galileo by Alluring Park. The sale broke the all-time record for a horse sold at an European auction. Mandore International’s Nicolas de Watrigant said that the filly will be trained in France by Andre Fabre. “She is a magnificent specimen. We bought her sister last year and we think that she could be special. We didn’t want to miss this one- let’s hope she is the next Treve,” said de Watrigant, alluding to the French racehorse who won five races. “We didn’t expect that sort of price, but Al Shaqab Racing is keen to invest. She goes into training with Monsieur Fabre.”