Dam of Johannes Vermeer sells for €1.9 Million

Inca Princess (Holy Roman Emperor), the dam of Johannes Vermeer and Wednesday's €1.1 million foal sale topper was the star of the show on the opening day of Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale on Thursday when she was sold for €1.9 million to Laurent Benoit's Broadhurst Agency.  In foal again to Galileo, she was one of four mares in foal to the champion sire offered at the sale.
Johanne Vermeer, a four-year-old entire by Galileo, raced three times over the recent Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. He finished second first up in the Group 1 WFA Caulfield Stakes over 2000m on October 14th, third in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup over 2400m on October 21st and finally second in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup over 3200m at Flemington on November 7th.
Trained by Adian O'Brien and owned by prominent Victorian owner Lloyd Williams and colleagues, Johanne Vermeer was beaten in the Melbourne Cup by Rekindling, a three-year-old by Galileo, trained by O'Brien's son Joseph.
In other Australian news from the Goffs Sale on Thursday Group 1 winner Melito was sold for €950,000 to Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm in Japan, followed in quick succession by Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock who went to €750,000 for Fix, a dual Group 2 winner in New Zealand.  

Rekindling (GB) and Corey Brown (pink) winning the 2017 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington over Johannes Vermeer (IRE) and Ben Melham (blue), picture