Te Akau Principal David Ellis purchased what he considered the best son of Darci Brahma for A$350,000.
Nearly 17 years ago, Ellis went to A$1.1 million to secure the five-time Gr.1 winner, Darci Brahma out of Pencarrow Stud’s 2004 Premier Yearling Sale draft.
He paid a fraction of that to purchase lot 219, the colt out of Encosta de Lago mare Granadilla, from Lilywhites Lodge’s Ready To Run Sale draft. Ellis said that the 2YO will have a near-identical training environment as his sire.
Vendors Derek Nolan and Sophia Orting of Lilywhites Lodge were duly rapt with the result.