ECKSTEIN TO JOIN WALLER STABLE

ECKSTEIN TO JOIN WALLER STABLE

Chris Waller is set to train Group 1-placed mare Eckstein for the remainder of the Queensland Winter Carnival before she is retired, after she was purchased by Coolmore at yesterday’s Magic Millions Broodmare Sale

Coolmore went to $750,000 to secure the former Kurt Goldman-trained five-year-old, who was third in last Saturday’s Group 3 Moreton Stakes (1300m).

She is expected to be mated with Justify in the coming breeding season but, in the meantime, the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m), Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) and the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m), which is restricted to fillies and mares, are all potential targets for the dual Group 3 winner prior to her retirement.

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