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Goffs Ireland Day-4: $128,000 Captain Rio Colt
The 1st crop of NZ's Westbury Stud shuttler Captain Rio "continue to impress & he produced a cracking colt from Ballyhane Stud that was bought by Johnny McKeever for €80,000 ($A128,000)," reported racingpost.co.uk. The colt is out of a half-sister to Kevin Ryan's dual Gr3-winning sprinter Eastern Purple. McKeever confirmed: "I've bought him for an established client: a stud that I have bought for before. He will be for resale & was a very strong, scopey sort. We bought one Captain Rio here earlier this week & have been under-bidder on 3 others."