Col McKenna has paid $2.6 million at the National Broodmare Sale to buy his partners out and retain triple Group One winner Jameka.
McKenna raced Jameka with a syndicate but on Tuesday his Halo Racing Services paid what is the top price so far at the annual sale conducted by Magic Millions on the Gold Coast.
Trained by Ciaron Maher to win the 2015 VRC Oaks, 2016 Caulfield Cup and the 2017 BMW, Jameka's racing career was cut short by travel sickness.
Other mares to realise more than $1 million on the opening day of the sale are Omei Sword ($1.7 million), Silent Sedition ($1.5 million) and Abbey Marie ($1.4 million).
Prominent Japanese owner Katsumi Yoshida bought 2017 William Reid Stakes winner Silent Sedition while bloodstock agent Dean Hawthorne snared 2015 Schweppes Oaks winner Abbey Marie and Group One-placed Omei Sword.
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