Quidura, a half-sister to Cape sires Querari and Quasillo, proved one of the star lots at Monday’s Fasig Tipton November Sale.
The four-year-old daughter of Dubawi was knocked down to White Birch Farm for $3.6 million, the third top lot of the one day sale (Quidura was behind only champion Songbird (who fetched $9.5 million), and fellow champion Tepin (knocked down to Coolmore for $8 000 000). Both Songbird and Tepin are Breeders’ Cup winners.
Beaten a head by five time G1 winner Lady Eli in the G1 Diana Stakes, Quidura, won or placed in seven of her nine outings and earned more than $500 000 in stakes.
The daughter of Dubawi’s wins included the G2 Canadian Stakes as well as the G3 Valley View Stakes.
She was consigned to the sale by Brookdale Sales, with director of sales, Joe Seitz, commenting, ““I wasn’t surprised, because the action was so strong yesterday and today, and she’s such a special filly. She’s an enigma. There’s nothing like her in the world available.”
She is one of 3 group/graded winners produced by the stakes winning Acatenango mare Quetena, whose dam Quebrada won the classic German 1000 Guineas.
Quidura’s G1 winning half-brother Querari, who stands at Maine Chance Farms, has had another good season thus far, with his runners including G2 Joburg Spring Challenge hero Wonderwall, while G3 Bavarian Classic winning Quasillo (the only son of Sea The Stars at stud in South Africa) has made a bright start to his stud career as well.