He Or She will transfer to the eastern states after a half-share in the Perth star was purchased by clients of Lindsay Park Euroa.
Trainer Vaughn Sigley announced the move after confirming he and fellow part-owners Alan and Birgitt MacAlister had agreed to terms on behalf of David Hayes and co-trainer Tom Dabernig. The new syndicate includes RWWA board member Bob Pearson.
“We are all very excited – he will go over as a fairly low-rated horse and work his way up the grades,” Sigley said. “He will get better over a bit of ground.”
Connections had knocked back a $300,000 offer from Hong Kong twelve months ago and the latest deal, brokered by agent Mark Pilkington, values him a more than double the original bid.
He Or She (5g Kendel Star – Danessa by West Point) won five in a row at the Ascot summer carnival culminating with a victory over subsequent Bunbury AHA Cup winner Tick Tick Boom on New Year’s Day.
He is by speed Rivercrest Park sire Kendel Star, the last son of Kenmare active in Australia, from a mare related to 2010 Pinjarra Cup winner Simply Adorable (Blackfriars).
After Saturday’s Australian Guineas meeting at Flemington, Lindsay Park Euroa leads the Melbourne trainers’ premiership with 52 wins. Defending champion Darren Weir is next on 51 wins.