The Wildensteins were one of the first European breeders to use Deep Impact and struck early as the breeder of his first-crop European standouts Group 3 winner Aquamarine and Listed winner Barocci.
However, Beauty Parlour, a sister to Barocci from the family of legendary Australian galloper Might And Power, was the one who really switched European attention on to the horse.
Trained by Elie Lellouche, she won the 2012 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix de la Grotte. She also ran a narrow second to Valyra in the Prix de Diane.
Her first foal, a Dubawi colt, sold for €1.4 million to John Ferguson at the Orby Sale while her second, a Dansili filly, realised €450,000 last night to Peter Brant's White Birch Farm.
Beauty Parlour is sold in foal to Kingman.
She will be followed into the ring by her winning half-sister Blue Kimono (1432), who is in foal to Australia.
Daniel Wildenstein died in 2001 but the stable remained in operation and later hit familiar Group 1 heights through Aquarelliste, Beauty Parlour, Planteur and Westerner among others.
"She's a gorgeous mare, very correct with a nice pedigree," said Donworth. "The page speaks for itself. We also have a nice Slade Power at home - a good, correct filly."
"She's for an Australian client to race on before covering to southern hemisphere time," said Pritchard-Gordon. "I suspect she'll go to England to be trained and perhaps Frankel will suit her down the line."She only has to improve a couple of lengths to win a black-type race. Her form is very solid and were she to win a black-type race, she'd be a very valuable prospect. She's also easy to mate, especially in Australian terms, and a lovely individual for a Shamardal - I'm excited."
"She was a tough, smart filly," said Paul Cashman, "and those types of Pattern fillies are hard to get. Hopefully she'll suit one of our stallions - she'd be a nice mare to start Kodi Bear off with."
"She's a queen," said Flanagan. "A lovely mare who is a great physical and in foal to a great sire. I suspect we'll sell the Exceed And Excel out of her."It's a fine pedigree and I like the fact you have Maria's Mon in there, the damsire of Almanzor, Air Force Blue etc."
"She was one of my favourite racehorses, she was a really brave, tough filly," he said. "And by one of my favourite broodmare sires in Giant's Causeway. I've been trying to buy one for a long time and now I have Maids Causeway!"It's a great Wildenstein family and she's four from four herself. I suspect she'll be covered by Dandy Man."
"She's not going to Marcel," said Makin, alluding to the Racing Post Trophy winner who is standing under his banner at the National Stud. "I am sending a mare to him but this mare is going to continue racing in Australia, where she should be a lovely filly over 10 furlongs."
"We bought four in Keeneland for him," said Regan. "And this is our second one today. We're looking to get mares with plenty of speed and precocity to him."There's been plenty of interest in Fascinating Rock already and we'll be supporting him heavily."
A descendant of Robert Sangster’s champion Durtal via the branch that produced Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Roderic O’Connor, Lady Of Kyushu was saddled by Francis-Henri Graffard to win the Listed Derby du Languedoc at Toulouse and run second behind Candaliya in the G2 Prix de Royallieu.
She is out of the Group 3-placed Lady Of Aquitaine, and shares her late sire Smart Strike with the dams of Group/Grade 1 winners such as Mine That Bird, Union Strike and Peace And War.
"She's for Northern Farm and could be a nice mare for Deep Impact," said Takahashi. "She's got a really good temperament, which is important. I just liked her."
"Singspiel is an old friend of mine," said Takahashi, alluding to his days with Darley. "He won the Japan Cup. I see a lot of Singspiel in her."
White Birch also secured Peinture Rare’s two-year-old Dubawi filly, Pavini, for €600,000 here back in September.
Peinture Rare's finest moment on the track came when she landed the Group 2 Prix de Pomone. Much of her appeal, however, must lie in the fact she is a Sadler's Wells half-sister to the Wildenstein’s brilliant champion Peintre Celebre. Their dam, Long Island Handicap winner Peinture Bleue, is also the dam of Group 3 winner Pointilliste and Listed scorer Peinture Rose.
Peinture Rare's first foal, Perle Rare, was a winner at Maisons-Laffitte last summer.
Brant was once a familiar and influential industry figure - at one time he was a principal of Fasig-Tipton; he campaigned that brilliant filly Triptych for part of her career; he was an instrumental figure in the syndicate that moved Mr Prospector from Florida to Claiborne Farm; he bred and owned Gulch and then bred one of his best sons, Thunder Gulch - and so his return to the sport, for whatever reason (including his decision to specifically target the Wildenstein horses), is naturally interesting.
Outside of racing, Brant counts Donald Trump as a childhood friend and was once likened to Jay Gatsby by lifestyle magazine Interview. His business interests have encompassed fine art, film producing and newsprint.
Brant has also been busy stocking up in America. At the recent Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale, he paid $1.1 million for Grade 2 winner Paid Up Subscriber before spending $975,000 on a Tapit weanling at Keeneland while assisted by Eugenio Colombo.
He also owns a significant interest in the former Jeremy Noseda filly Nemoralia with Joseph Allen.
"It's a lively pedigree, one that we're very pleased to buy into," said Bozo. "She fits our programme. She's by the mighty Galileo and in foal to Lope De Vega. There's also lots going on in the pedigree."