Trainer Ben Currie is looking to youngster Honey Baby to uphold the family name at Eagle Farm.
The vagaries of the thoroughbred sales ring will be highlighted when Honey Baby races at Eagle Farm.
Honey Baby will be making her debut in Saturday’s QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap (1200m).
She is a half-sister to smart stayer Honey Toast as both are out of the stakes winning mare Purde who also performed well in Group One races a decade ago.
Honey Toast, who is by champion sire Redoute;’s Choice, originally sold for $260,000 as a yearling at the 2012 Easter Inglis Sale.
Two years later he was picked up for $15,000 at an Inglis Spring sale and sent to Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie.
It proved a bargain as he has since won more than $400,000 with his victories including the Townsville and Toowoomba Cups.
Honey Baby who is by Zoffany was sold for $6000 at a weanling sale in 2017 and also joined Currie’s Toowoomba stables.
“We have had her all along so hopefully we will be able to say she is a real bargain buy. We didn’t accept with Honey Toast in the Open Handicap and he might need a spell so Honey Baby will have to carry the family name on Saturday,” Currie said.