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Plucking Value In The Sale Ring

LIAM had one thought when he picked up a bargain Tagaloa filly for $20,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling sale.

“I got the perfect entry level filly,” said the man who has a remarkable record of plucking value from a yearling sale ring.

Our Tagaloa x So Foxy filly

Try two million dollars from picking two winners from the Karaka sale ring in Auckland that went on to win the Karaka Million, that’s something to be extremely proud of.

But like all true horsemen, Liam doesn’t rest on his laurels.

So he went through 850-plus yearlings at the Inglis sale and came up with the Tagaloa filly for not much money.

“She is an outstanding type who will only get better with age. She is a late foal and I have enormous hope for her.”

The filly comes from a huge family of winners, including Charge Forward, two wins at 2 and $1.23 million and now a sire, also Kidman’s Cove, 16 wins, three at 2 and $722,762. Biggest family winner is Southern Legend, 13 wins and $9.9 million including Hong Kong Champions Mile.

Tagaloa himself won two at 2 including the Blue Diamond and won $1,469,000 million