Champion mare Arcadia Queen to be sold at Gold Coast Magic Millions sale

Champion mare Arcadia Queen will go under the hammer as an elite breeding prospect at this month's Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast.

ON THE BLOCK: Arcadia Queen is a triple Group One winner and be sold by Holbrook Thoroughbreds for her breeders and owners Bob and Sandra Peters.

ON THE BLOCK: Arcadia Queen is a triple Group One winner and be sold by Holbrook Thoroughbreds for her breeders and owners Bob and Sandra Peters.

The triple Group One winner will be offered by Holbrook Thoroughbreds for her breeders and owners Bob and Sandra Peters.

The daughter of Pierro, rated the Champion Female Sprinter in Australia last season, won eight of her 16 starts and earned almost $4 million.

Mr Peters said the triple Group One winner was right up there with the best he's raced.

"There's only one other horse I compare her to and that is Old Comrade who won four Group Ones before a tendon injury. It's hard to say, but I think she's better than him and that's something and he was pretty good."

Arcadia Queen burst onto the scene as a three-year-old and won four of her first five starts before a stunning win in the Group One Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic.

"That was probably her best run," Peters said. "What she did as a three-year-old filly against the older horses, that just doesn't happen - and it's the way she did it."

After her Kingston Town Classic win as a three-year-old, she won a Caulfield Stakes and Mackinnon Stakes against the best.

"Her record is outstanding and she didn't have a lot of luck in a few others races including the Cox Plate and Golden Eagle."

"She's a big, strong mare and is probably the strongest in the family. Pierro goes really well with Redoute's Choice and this family in particular."

"...I have got a yearling full sister on the ground and there's three other full sisters (to dam Antique) going to Pierro this year and others in foal."

Arcadia Queen is a full sister to group winner Arcadia Prince, sister in blood to Group One winner Regal Power and half sister to Derby winning filly Arcadia Dream and stakes winner Arcadia Rose.

Magic Millions managing director Barry Bowditch said Arcadia Queen would be offered late on May 25.

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