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NZ National Mares Day-1: NZ$40k Candescent
Among the initial 52 of 303 broodmares catalogued, NZB as agent paid top price of NZ$40,000 for 18-year-old Candescent (Bassenthwaite-Candelila, by Deep Diver) consigned from The Oaks Stud. Candescent (also the dam of NZ Gr1 Easter Handicap winner Rags To Riches) was sold in-foal to multiple Gr1-winning 1st season-sire Darci Brahma.