KODI BEAR’S FIRST FOALS IN DEMAND
The first crop foals by Rathbarry Stud sire KODI BEAR made an excellent start in the sales ring, as they sold for up to €66,000 at the Goffs November Foal Sale.
The colt foal in question, Lot 130, was offered by Awbeg Stud and represented an excellent return on his stud fee of €10,000. Bought by Rathbarry Stud to be resold as a yearling, underbidders included shrewd pinhookers Tally-Ho Stud and Eddie O’Leary’s Lynn Lodge Stud.
Rathbarry’s Paul Cashman commented on the sale, “He’s just a lovely colt, very like his father, and he’s come from a very good farm. He’s got a lovely way of going, with a great temperament and presence. He’s a good advertisement for his sire and we were delighted to get him.”
Grange Hill Stud also had reason to celebrate when their Kodi Bear colt sold for €40,000 to Robert Levitt. Bred out of the Galileo mare Fancy Vivid, the bay colt is a half-brother to Group 3 Amethyst Stakes winner Zihba.
The popularity of Kodi Bear’s first crop continued at Tattersalls, where Howson and Houldsworth went to 40,000gns for a colt from McCracken Farms. A three-parts brother to promising juvenile Reconcile, the bay is a grandson of Park Hill Stakes third Songerie.