The auction of the first foal out of champion racemare Winx has matched the hype with the filly stunning the global thoroughbred industry in fetching a record-breaking $10 million.

The $10 million filly by Pierro out of Winx
The $10 million filly by Pierro out of Winx (Photo: Inglis)

In a historic two minutes and six seconds of selling in front of a packed auditorium at Inglis’ Riverside Stables complex on Monday, the Pierro filly, Lot 391, lived up to her star billing at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

And in a bid that smashes the record for a thoroughbred yearling sold at public auction in Australia and a thoroughbred yearling filly worldwide, Debbie Kepitis had the last say.

Kepitis, who shared ownership of Winx with Peter Tighe and the late Richard Treweeke, said her deep connection to one of Australian racing’s greatest racehorses, ensured the filly would not fall into offshore hands.

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