This weekend we saw an impressive ride by Jamie Kah steer Vega One to Group 1 Glory in the Kingsford Smith Cup on Saturday but roll back the clocks a couple of years and Vega One was battling out a finish with then Godolphin trained Plague Stone in the Mick Dittman Plate.
How the tables have turned though with Vega One lining up to win the Eagle Farm G1 whilst Plague Stone was lining up in the parade ring at the Magic Millions Sale going under the hammer for just $7.5k.
The former Godolphin sprint star registered a number of black type wins and was often favourite for races after posting impressive trial form like this one at Warwick Farm in 2018.
After bursting onto the scene in 2017 in the Golden Gift where he was a $1.30 favourite the 5 year old Gelding’s career faltered and failed to find form for the middle east stable. He was subsequently sold for $80,000 and taken under the wing of David Pfieffer.
Now just 12 months down the line Plague Stone has been sold again after failing to show anything like his form as a 2 or 3 year old to and failing to fire in 6 runs for his new stable in black type racing.
Plague Stone was one of 11 ex Godolphin runners to go under the hammer on Thursday with the likes of Jeronimos, Fatigues and Nerone being sold for 5 figure sums.
Another notable sale was that of Phiastos who was sold for $165,000 to Winners Bloodstock and will move to the Gold Coast into the Gillian Heinrich Stables. The 5 year son of former Godolphin runner Helmet ran 24 times for James Cummings amassing $458,890 in prize money.