Burns buys first mare at Arqana for 58,000
Arqana: second day of the Breeding Stock Sale continues on Sunday
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Burns buys first mare at Arqana for €58,000
By Isabel Mathew 12:21PM 4 DEC 2016
JAMIE BURNS of Lodge Park Stud followed in his family's illustrious footsteps early on day two of Arqana's Breeding Stock Sale on Sunday when buying his first mare, the aptly named Divine Promesse, for €59,000 under Emerald Bloodstock.
A ten-year-old daughter of Verglas, Divine Promesse is the dam of the Listed-placed Divina Comedia, who also finished third in the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Stakes in America this season. She was sold in foal to Intello.
"She's good looking and hopefully the stallion might take off," Burns said. "I'm delighted to have got her, and we'll look at selling her progeny in due course," he added of the Haras de Castillon-consigned mare who is a half-sister to Listed winner Mondovino and is from the family of Stravinsky.