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Gr1-Winning Stallion Warhorse For Sale
With opportunities to secure Gr1-winning stallions thin on the ground, bloodstockauction.com's Anthony Gafa is delighted to be offering the high class Warhorse (Tougher Than Ever) for sale this evening. To be auctioned as Lot 20 in a particularly strong online sale, the five-year-old had already attracted 59 bids by Monday afternoon and Gafa is confident that he will be in strong demand. "We have had feedback from around the country with a number of good judges hoping to secure him." Kicking off his racing career as Warhorse, the son of outstanding stallion General Nediym was one of the best two-year-olds in New Zealand winning the Gr1 Diamond Stakes and Gr3 Eclipse Stakes as well as running eye-catching placings in the Gr1 Sires' Produce Stakes and the Listed Karaka Millions. Continuing to race in the best of company at three, Warhorse won the Listed Bonecrusher Stakes and was third in the Gr1 NZ 1000 Guineas won by Sacred Falls. Also proving competitive in Australia where he has raced as Tougher Than Ever, the bay has been three times placed at stakes level and after a recent trial victory is one of the fancies for tomorrow's Listed Wangoom at Warrnambool. Described by his NZ trainer Jason Bridgman as a horse with "a blistering turn of foot," Warhorse is one of 48 stakes winners sired by the dual Gr1-winning sprinter General Nediym and he hails from a proven stallion family with his dam a half-sister to the sadly missed California Dane. Also from this family is the multiple Gr1 winner Broad Brush, hugely successful sire of 91 stakes winners.