Story: Horse and greyhound racing

Lot 431

Lot 431

At the 2010 Karaka Yearling Sales, this bay colt (by Redoute's Choice out of Grand Echezeaux) was sold for $1.3 million, among the highest prices ever in New Zealand. Appropriately named Burgundy (Grand Echezeaux is a premier French wine) by his buyer, David Ellis of Te Akau Stud, the horse had won four races and $82,000 by mid-2012.

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Thoroughbred breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Nov 2015