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Waterhouse Active At JRHA Foal Session
Meanwhile, Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse was again active on day two purchasing five foals to add to her lone yearling purchase in the opening session, reports Thoroughbred Daily News. Waterhouse, who said she was encouraged by her husband Robbie to come to the JRHA sale and seek horses with stamina-laden pedigrees that could be aimed at races like the Melbourne Cup, indicated she may be interested in acquiring a training licence in Japan. “We’ll let the dust settle,” she said, “and then work out what will happen.” She added: "We’ve had a very productive visit. We’re very excited–we’ve bought a lovely bunch of horses.” Waterhouse’s top foal purchase was a chestnut son by first season sire Novellist out of Japanese champion Peace of World (Sunday Silence) that cost ¥33 million (A$358,000). Her other purchases included another Novellist colt for ¥15 million, a ¥20 million colt by Workforce and a ¥23 million colt by Gr1 winner Rulership. She also paid ¥31 million for a filly by Orfevre.