Capitalist set a new record for the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale when his colt from Mystical Tale sold for $600,000 on Sunday, but the new record was short lived as another colt by the Golden Slipper winning sire bested that mark on Monday when selling for $625,000.
Consigned by Kitchwin Hills, the handsome chestnut was bought by George Moore Bloodstock and is the first foal of two time winning Casino Prince mare Theatric, who comes from the family of Group I winner and $5.8million winner Pierata.
“He was by far the best horse of the sale and by one of the best 2YO sires in the country,” George Moore told Inglis.
“He’ll be nominated for the Inglis Race series and will race here in Australia.”
The record breaking colt was bred by Richard and Kim McClenahan of Mullaglass Stud, who are best known for breeding Group I winner and exciting young sire Hellbent, who was sold at this sale in 2014 for $95,000.
Capitalist also produced the highest priced filly sold so far in this sale when his filly from Tricky Zippy (USA) made $380,000 for Newgate Farm when bought by Woodpark Stud.
She is the first foal of a Saratoga stakes-winner so has an international appeal to her pedigree.
Tricky Zippy had a colt by Capitalist last spring and was then covered by Tassort.
Capitalist has had 15 yearlings sell at this sale so far at an average $226,000.