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Magnus is having quite a good season with his second crop to race.

His is third on the current list behind Casino Prince and Bernardini, with 31 winners from 66 runners and progeny earnings of $1,180,420.

Last Saturday’s Flemington winner, Moparee, was his leading money spinner, having earned $96,000 in prize money.


New Sire For Eliza Park

Squamosa is the latest edition to the stallion roster at Eliza Park.

The rising six year old entire has inherited much of the speed shown by his sire, Not A Single Doubt.

His racecourse performances measure up comparably with his sire, both won four races a piece, and both were brilliant racehorses.

Squamosa possessed a good turn of foot that saw him run out the 1300 metres of the Run for the Roses at Rosehill.

He is very much in the mould of his sire, he had to earn his stripes, he has now been accepted as among the most consistent sires in the country.

Now it is up to Squamosa, he has the pedigree, the ball is now in the other court, it is up to the mares he covers to see if they can support him.

His dam, Class Success, as the name might suggest, was not short of ability being by Success Express, she was joint third top filly on the NZ Free Handicap, with three wins from 1000 to 1200 metres.

He carries a double cross of Biscay, a noted source of speed, while Biscay was never champion sire in his own right; he got two sons, Bletchingly and Marscay that earned championship status.

Squamosa is capable of getting a good horse, it is now all up to the quality of the mares that he covers, you cannot make a purse out of a sow’s ear.

Squamosa main 2012 Custom 

Squamosa at Eliza Park


New Approach Gets Classic Success

The success of Dawn Approach in the 2000 Guineas, at Newmarket, will do no harm to the breeding industry here, with the impending arrival of sire, New Approach, in August, to stand his fourth season at Darley Nagambie.

Like his sire Galileo, he won the Epsom Derby and was possibly a little dour for this part of the world.

New Approach had a greater turn of foot than his sire as first four wins were over 1400 metres; he won eight races and was never out of a place in 11 starts.

There is no point in kidding ourselves as to where our racing is controlled, mainly by syndicates; the essential ingredient is speed, those looking for the quick return on investment.

New Approach may well have received that touch of speed within the pedigree through his dam.

He has already proved he can get progeny with pace that was evidenced by the smart filly, Montsegur, among the best two year olds seen out in the autumn.

 New Approach Custom

New Approach



       Oakford Thoroughbred Farm


                 Vobis Gold

                  Yearling Sale


Lot 81 Chestnut Colt - Purrealist - Candelina





Lot 102 Bay Colt - Domesday - Duel Crown



Lot 137 Black or Brown Colt - Sharkbite - Kathleen Mary



Lot 150 Chestnut Colt - Turffontein - Lominata




                      Service Fees 2013

           Redoute’s Choice       $ 137,500 inc GST

           Snitzel                         $ 49,500 inc GST

           Animal Kingdom USA $ 38,500 inc GST

           Not A Single Doubt   $ 33,000 inc GST

           Manhattan Rain         $ 27,500 inc GST

           Smart Missile             $ 22,000 inc GST

          Starcraft   NZ              $ 22,000 inc GST

          Charge Forward         $ 22,000 inc GST

           Gio Ponti     USA         $ 16,500 inc GST

           All American             $ 16,500 inc GST



Inglis Easter Sales

There were no signs of the economy slowing down, at least not at the Sydney Easter Yearling Sales, where all previous records were shattered.

The sale claimed worldwide attention, with a turnover of $84,444.090, an increase of 35 per cent on last year.

This was not a sale for faint hearts; buyers had to dig deep for the yearling of their choice, never more illustrated than with nine lots reaching one million dollars or more.

The sale was dominated by Hunter Valley based sires claiming nine of the top 10 averages.

While Danehill has long gone his sons Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock, and grandson Snitzel, have carried on a magnificent legacy since his passing.

Redoute’s Choice led the way as he has done previously, with his top lot, a half brother to Black Caviar and All Too Hard, realising $5 million, with a total of three lots in the million dollar bracket, his average being $610,385 for 26 lots sold, an aggregate of $15,870,000.

On averages Fastnet Rock was not far away, his top lot from River Dove fell to the bid of Trevor Lobb, for $4 million on behalf of Emirates.

The flavour was really on Fastnet Rock, five of the nine million lots were credited to him, with 39 lots changed hands for $23,120,000, an average of $592,821.

Snitzel was there among the million dollar earners, with a colt from La Bamba falling to the bid of James Harron Bloodstock for $1 million.

The highest aggregate of the sale is credited to Cressfield at Scone, selling five lots for an aggregate of $6.8 million, with an average of $1.360 million.

Leading vendor was Coolmore, selling 38 lots for $9.645 million, an average of $292,273.

Of the Victorian trainers, Moody Racing led the way, purchasing six lots for $2.550 million, including a Fastnet Rock colt, out of the imported Perfect Truth for $1 million.

Mick Price was another prominent Melbourne trainer, he purchased three lots for $465,000, while Mark Kavanagh, almost touched the million buying a Fastnet Rock from Hips Don’t Lie for $900,000.  



The Inglis Easter Yearling catalogue is studded with so many gems on pedigree alone.

It is hard to visualise a better assembly of young horses anywhere is the world chock full of Black Type.

While a lot of interest will be centred on Lot 131, the Redoute’s Choice colt out of Helsinge, a half brother to Black Caviar and All Too Hard.

Lot 319 won’t be lacking any admirers either, the colt by Redoute’s Choice from Scandinavia, both yearlings are so closely bred it is quite remarkable.

Scandavia Custom

 Lot 319



Easter Yearling Sale

On Account Of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds            

           As Agent for Gilgai Farm

         Lot 131 Bay or Brown Colt

   Redoute’s Choice—Helsinge

Half Brother to Black Cavair & All Too Hard

Redoubtes colt Custom 

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Magic Millions Sales


       March 11--13

         Anvil Park

 Filly by Written Tycoon Custom

Lot 289 Bay Filly Written Tycoon--Szarlira


             Kedarona Stud

 Lot 264 Magnus Custom

Lot 264 Bay Filly Magnus—Seto Chiffon

 Lot 296 Decanter Custom

Lot 296 Chestnut Filly Decanter—Tiger Tantrum

 Lot 321 Statue of Liberty Custom

Lot 321 Brown Colt Statue Of Liberty—Alpine Belle

 Lot 328 Danzero Custom

Lot 328 Brown Colt Danzero—Ascension

Lot 413 Custom 

Lot 413 Chestnut Filly Decanter—Molly’s Folly




Inglis Yearling Sale

A Quality Draft

P1020653 Custom

Lot 23 Bay Filly Teafilo-Riona

P1020633 Custom

Lot 258 Brown Filly Encosta De Lago-Best River

P1020647 Custom

Lot 298 Bay Colt Written Tycoon-Classic Surge

P1020641 Custom

Lot 692 Chestnut Filly Strategic-Exocet Miss


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