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CatWalk Trust Gifted Coveted Microphone Service
A service to one of Australia's most sought-after stallions will be on offer in the 2020 edition of the New Zealand Bloodstock Weanling Sale. The annual auction, this year operated online due to restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, will include a service to Darley stallion Microphone to be sold on behalf of the CatWalk Trust. A son of Exceed and Excel, Microphone was Champion 2YO of his year and delivered an exceptional performance to win the Gr1 Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) after finishing runner-up in the Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m). Standing at Kelvinside, Darley's New South Wales property, Microphone will make his debut season at stud this year at a fee of A$38,500 and is already fully booked. The service, to be sold via gavelhouse.com's new platform Gavelhouse Plus, is the only remaining chance for breeders to secure a spot this season to the exciting young sire. Established in 2005 by Little Avondale Stud's Catriona Williams MNZM, the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust funds research that aims to fix paralysis following spinal cord injury."