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Coolmore buys She’s Extreme at $3.4 million

Coolmore buys She’s Extreme at $3.4 million

Written by  Kristen Manning Pedigrees & Thoroughbred Media Services – Visit Facebook Page


Bidding opened at $800,000 and quickly escalated for the G1 VRC Oaks and G1 Champagne S. winner She’s Extreme (Extreme Choice) who gave the impression that she knew she was a star of the show as she strutted around the ring.

It was the quietest the auditorium had been all night as bidding progressed to and beyond $3 million, Coolmore Stud putting in the winning bid of $3.4 million.


“She is everything we look for and we are delighted to have her,” he said, adding that she was purchased for an international Coolmore partnership with the view of “supporting one of our young up-and-coming stallions.”

“Horses like Home Affairs and Wootton Bassett are in the mix for her, we will sit down over the next few years and decide.”

A big night for Coolmore

Coolmore’s big night did not end with She’s Extreme, Tom Magnier also putting his hand up for the G2 Silver Shadow S. and G3 Black Opal S. winner Autumn Ballet (The Autumn Sun) and the G1 Coolmore Stud S. runner C’est Magique (Zoustar).

The former will head to stud whilst the latter – a half-sister to Widden Stud’s G1 Blue Diamond S. winner Written By – will continue her racing career under the care of Chris Waller.

It took $1.6 million to secure Autumn Ballet from the Newgate draft with Coolmore’s Brian McGuire noting that “we like to breed the best to the best to get the best and she fits that criteria well.”

“She is a fantastic type and we are very fortunate to have got her.”

𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩

The stud’s Colm Santry said much the same about C’est Magique – “she is a fabulous looking mare with size, scope and quality.”

“She was in our top three picks so we are delighted to have got here. We did have to go a bit higher than we thought but there are a lot of people playing at the top end of the market here which puts probably 30 per cent onto their value.”

Lot 67 – C’est Magique sold from Widden Stud to Tom Magnier for $1.7 million | Image courtesy of Inglis

Santry noted a certain attachment to the mare who ran second in the race the stud proudly gives it name to, noting that “it takes a very good filly to perform well against the males in that race.”

“And we have bought her from a fantastic breeder – Neville Begg has been doing this for a long time and knows more about this game than most!”

Coolmore have enjoyed plenty of luck at the Chairman’s Sale – in 2020 securing for $1.8 million the dual Group 1 winner Samaready (More Than Ready {USA}) in foal with the G1 Golden Slipper S. winner Shinzo as well as the G1 Oakleigh Plate winner Booker (Written Tycoon) whose first two foals (both by I Am Invincible) between them have sold for $5.5 million.