She looked a million dollars in the flesh but in reality, it is going to take a lot more than that to buy a piece of Australian racing royalty.

Pierro x Winx yearling filly
Winx's daughter by Pierro is attracting worldwide attention leading up to the Australian Easter Yearling Sale. (Photo: Inglis)

But just how much remains a source of widespread industry speculation and deep intrigue in the countdown to the most anticipated public sale ever of an Australian thoroughbred yearling.

As the first foal of the champion racemare Winx paraded in front of the cameras at Riverside Stables on Thursday, not even bloodstock experts such as Inglis’ Sebastian Hutch would publicly put a potential sale figure on the Pierro filly.

“Absolutely not. Not in a million years,” Hutch responded when asked what he thought the filly could be worth.

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