Frankel's Miss Fabulass tops the Strawberry Hill dispersal
The dispersal sale of John Singleton's Strawberry Hill Stud was headed by Miss Fabulass the Gr.2-winning daughter of Frankel who sold for A$1.85 million.
Take from the The Thoroughbred Report Australia and New Zealand, 30th August 2023 by Keely McKitterick:
On Tuesday 29th August the Strawberry Hill Stud Unreserved Dispersal Sale offered participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy into some of the most prominent families in the Australian Stud Book. The sale grossed $15,497,000 with Miss Fabulass, the Group 2-winning daughter of Frankel, topping proceedings at $1.85 million to Highway Farm. Yulong, the global powerhouse, signed for 15 lots under that name throughout the sale.
Under the name Highway Farm, Yulong added several key acquisitions to its star-studded broodmare band. The mares purchased could be described as ‘collector's items’. Mr Yuesheng Zhang’s farm went to $1.85 million to secure Miss Fabulass, a Group 2-winning daughter of Frankel. The daughter of the Champion Filly Samantha Miss (Redoute’s Choice) was not offered in foal but finished as the sale-topper.
Highway Farm also purchased a Frankel colt out of Key (Exceed And Excel) for A$750,000. A son of Juddmonte's superhorse, the colt is the first foal from Key. She won over 1200 metres and placed in the Gr.3 Wellington Stakes. She is a daughter of Vanilla Princess, a half-sister to the dual Group 3 winner Argentia (Frankel), and a daughter of the Champion Three-Year-Old New Zealand Filly Princess Coup. The colt’s dam Key was also offered as Lot 43 and sold for $600,000 to Kia Ora.