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Cox Explains Rationale Behind Right Chord Sale
Godolphin Australia Managing Director Vin Cox was thrilled with the final $1.05 million price for Right Chord (see above) on Day 2 of the Magic Millions National Sale. "It's a premium family, as evidenced, and we do have a lot of sisters and half-sisters to Pierro, but having said that, our view was to expose a branch of the family to the market." Cox pointed out, "They become partners with us in the pedigree, their IP is valuable to us and they are obviously going to invest very heavily in the mare and it's something that, together, we might be able to keep building the pedigree. That was part our thinking." Cox acknowledged, "Coming up here I would have been delighted if someone said we were going to get a million for her; we would have grabbed it with both hands, but it became evident that she was hugely popular during the week, as happens at a horse sale. But to crack seven figures is a remarkable result by anyone's chances."