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Filly Foal To $11.96m World Record Mare Magical Romance
In the UK, 2004 Gr1 Cheveley Park Stakes-winning 4YO mare Magical Romance (Barathea-Shouk, by Shirley Heights) foaled a Pivotal filly at Banstead Manor Stud. In November, James Wigan of London Thoroughbred Services (buying for Lady Serena Rothschild) set a world record for a broodmare or broodmare prospect at public auction when he paid 4.6 million guineas (A$11.96m) for Magical Romance at the UK Tattersalls Sale. Magical Romance is a 3/4 sister to 2006's boom 3YO filly Alexandrova (winner of the Gr1 English Oaks, Gr1 Yorkshire Oaks & Gr1 Irish Oaks). Magical Romance is booked to Banstead Manor stallion Dansili in 2007.