The sales leading buyer Yulong Investments, acting in this instance as the “Written Tycoon Syndicate” wasted no time on day three of the 2022 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, flexing their muscles early to land Irish bred, UK dual listed winner Easton Angel for $1,350.000. As a proven producer, the daughter of Dark Angel has already left Group Placed Lough Derg (Galileo) from three foals and was carrying an all-important positive test to leading sire Frankel.
Easton Angel received an opening bid of $300,000. From there on in, the bidding was fierce. Auctioneer Steve Davis worked the room achieving bids from all directions. As the gavel fell at $1,350.000, Yulong confirmed that once again they are a serious player in the Australian bloodstock arena, outbidding Tim Stakemire, Bloodstock Manager for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Sold! $1.35 million for the imported stakes winning Dark Angel mare Easton Angel. Already a stakes producer, she’s in foal to champion @JuddmonteFarms sire Frankel. The mare was offered by Glenesk T’breds. @RBloodstock #MMGCNational2022 pic.twitter.com/s1TpBrypuK
— Magic Millions (@mmsnippets) May 26, 2022
Even though Easton Angel was knocked down to the Written Tycoon Syndicate, Yulong’s Australian Manager Sam Fairgray stated that it has not yet been determined whether she was visit him or their MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winning stallion Tagaloa. “She is a lovely physical, and a good performer on the track herself. Her first foal was Group 3 placed, and she is in foal to Frankel. She is a really nice mare to add to the broodmare band. It is not definite as to who she will visit this season, but it will be between Written Tycoon and Tagaloa. At this stage, we are leaning towards Tagaloa,” commented Fairgray.
A stakes winning juvenile, Easton Angel had been extremely popular throughout inspections and caught the attention of a multitude of prospective buyers. Glenesk Thoroughbreds Brett Howard was wrapped with the result. “If you look at her, she looks like she could have easily been born here in Australia. She looks like a five-furlong Australian sprinting mare. It is a good mating with Frankel as well. She had the best temperament, so I would be disappointed for Yulong if they do not get a good foal out of her.”
Out of sprint winning mare Stacymac (Elnadim), herself a half-sister to the UK Listed winner Kalahari Gold (Trans Island), Easton Angel was a two-time listed winner at two, and second in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot under Aiden O’Brien’s tutelage. She has a three-year-old filly by the late, great Galileo named Canungra which is currently in training at Chantilly, and a yearling colt by No Nay Never colt which has been entered for the Tattersall’s Book 1 Yearling Sale this October.