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National Sale Expanded on Gold Coast

Magic Millions has announced an amended schedule for 2017 National Sale in late May and early June.

Due to the large increase in nominations and the associated logistics to aid both vendors and buyers, the auction is now due to commence on Thursday May 25 and will conclude on Thursday June 8, each sale day will commence at 10am.

The number one breeding stock in the Southern Hemisphere, the Magic Millions National Sale has attracted another world class catalogue across all sections of the auction.Monday

22 May Weanling Inspections

Tuesday 23 May Weanling Inspections

Wednesday 24 May Weanling Inspections

THURSDAY 25 MAY NATIONAL WEANLING SALE

FRIDAY 26 MAY NATIONAL WEANLING SALE

Saturday 27 May Doomben 10,000 Day

Sunday 28 May Broodmare Inspections

Monday 29 May Broodmare Inspections

TUESDAY 30 MAY NATIONAL BROODMARE SALE BOOK ONE

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY NATIONAL BROODMARE SALE BOOK ONE

THURSDAY 1 JUNE NATIONAL BROODMARE SALE BOOK TWO

FRIDAY JUNE 2 NATIONAL BROODMARE SALE BOOK 2

Saturday 3 June 3 Queensland Oaks Day

Sunday 4 June Yearling Inspections

Monday 5 June Yearling Inspections

TUESDAY 6 JUNE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE BOOK 1

WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE NATIONAL YEARLINGF SALE BOOK 2

THURSDAY 8 JUNE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE BOOK 2 National Racehorse Sale

 

Day out for Magic Millions Graduates

Magic Millions graduates had a day out recently, with seven stakes winners sold by the company.

Invader got the ball rolling, a $475,000 purchase last year for the China Horse Club, he raced away to become the first Group1 winning juvenile colt for the season in the ATC Sires Produce Stakes.  

An Arrowfield graduate, Invader, led home a trifecta result for former Magic Millions sold Group1 winner Snitzel with an emphatic win.

Trainers, Peter and Paul Snowden, said they would wait and see how the classy colt pulled up before deciding whether to run in next week’s Group1 Champagne Stakes.

Winning rider, Hugh Bowman, predicted a bright future for the valuable youngster saying, “he won with a authority in the end.”

As well as the China Horse Club the colt is part owned by Newgate Farm, Aquis Farm, Horse Ventures and Win Star Farm.

Invader wasn’t the only Magic Millions sold runner to star at Randwick, with his exciting stablemate, Acatour, also winning at Group level.

Ridden off the speed, the son of Sebring finished with a flurry to win the Carbine Club Stakes in stunning fashion.

Acatour was purchased by James Herron Bloodstock, in conjunction with Snowden Racing, for $160,000 at the 2015 Gold Coast Yearling Sale; the colt was sold through the draft of Widden Stud.

Carrying the colours made famous by Capitalist, Acatour enjoyed getting back on a less affected track, his class shone through over the concluding stages.

On a big day at Bendigo there were more impressive performances from Magic Millions graduates, headlined by the dashing victory in the listed Guineas for Milwaukee.

A son of Fastnet Rock and well related mare Hummingbird, Milwaukee showed sustained high cruising speed under Patrick Moloney, to win handsomely for the Michael Moroney stable.

Milwaukee was purchased as a yearling from the draft of Coolmore Stud for $300,000, by Moroney’s bloodstock agent, brother Paul, on the Gold Coast.

 

Earlier on the Bendigo card, the rich $250,000 VOBIS Gold Rush, lived up to its name with a on speed win for the second starter, Speed Starter.                                    

By Al Maher, Speed Starter went one better that on debut and pocketed a pretty penny for his connections, including Rosemount Stud, co-trainer Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott
and red hot jockey, Beau Mertens.

Speed Street was purchased by Waterhouse and Julian Blaxland for $130,000, from the Goodwood Farm draft at last year’s Gold Coast Yearling sale.

In Adelaide quality sprinter, Karlovasi broke through for his first stakes win with an exciting win in the listed Manihi Classic.

Prepared at the track by Richard Jolly, Karlovasi got the result in a thrilling finish over Viddora, delighting connections, including jockey, Paul Gatt.

A half brother to top S A Derby winner Kushadasi, Karlovasi was purchased by Jolly for $70,000 at the Adelaide Yearling Sale, the very same sale where the runner up, Viddora, was purchased for $40,000.

Karlovasi was sold through the draft of Cornerstone Stud, offered on behalf of his breeder Robert Hill-Smith of Vintage Bloodstock.

A massive day was completed in Perth when a rare juvenile double-double highlighted a three for three results for horses sold by Magic Millions.

Lucy Mae and Archernar Star led home their rivals in the day’s feature, the $500,000 Group1 Karrakatta Plate over 1200 metres at Ascot.

An $80,000 Perth Yearling Sale purchase for part owner Martin Epis, from Scenic Lodge draft, Lucy Mae is a daughter of former Golden Slipper winner Stratum, what she lacks in size she makes for in a fight.

After a battle down the entire Ascot straight Lucy Mae edged out Gingerbread Man’s first crop son Achernar, to win by a long head.

The filly is raced by Epis in partnership with Isobel Ledden, both saying how proud they were of their young star.

“Lucy is named after my granddaughter from Kalgoorlie, a special girl and now this filly is very special as well,” Ledden said.

The famous cerise and white colours of Bob and Sandra Peters were expected to dominate the Group3 Western Australian Oaks, and it was the filly they purchased who came out on top.

The Redoute’s Choice filly, Very Tempting, a $420,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase from Vinery Stud, outlasted the hot favourite, Royal Star, in a thrilling finish.

Very tempting has been the victim of bad luck at a couple of her lead up runs, but she was able to benefit from a heady Chris Parnham ride to win the states premier staying event for fillies.

Damon Gabbedy, of Belmont Bloodstock Agency, purchased Very Tempting for the Peters, while a well known businessman, Bob said the first and second fillies are both likely to run in the W A Derby.

Earlier in the day the in form galloper, Man Booker, added yet another feature race to his growing resume when he was successful in the Listed Grandstand Cup.

Partnered by regular rider Jerry Noske, Manbooker led home fellow Magic Millions Perth Yearlings, Graduates Great Shot and Red Ora in the 1500 metres event.  

 

Magic Millions In Adelaide

Magic Millions will offer 469 lots over three days on March 13 – 14 and 15, at the David Coles A M Pavilion Morphettville Sales Complex.

It’s appropriate that the sales complex should be named honouring David Coles, he was the complete authority on bloodstock and a long standing committeeman of the South Australian Jockey Club, and a dear friend.

Magic Millions have put together an excellent catalogue, those that missed out of securing a yearling by I Am Invincible in Melbourne, may have a second chance as there are three lots to be offered in Adelaide.

Naturally the progeny of Written Tycoon are certain to be popular, he has an impressive strike rate, plus his progeny race on.

Sam Hayes’s Cornerstone Stud, at Angaston in the Barossa Valley, is well represented by no less than 40 lots; there are some nice horses in the draft.

In particular Dalakhani is leaving some good types, they sold well in Melbourne, he shuttled out from the Aga Khan’s major stud in France.

It is always difficult to select the yearling you think will top the sale, there are no real stand outs, just a number of quality young horses, a credit to where they were reared.

There is a lot to like about Lot 77, the Bay Colt, one of youngsters by Stratum, he is siring quite a number of winners, the colt is out of a winning mare by Encosta de Lago and a pedigree that is current.

Lot 90, the colt by Dream Ahead, is being presented out of Stockwell Thoroughbreds; there is quite some speed in the pedigree, his dam, Faiza, by Danehill, won a Blue Diamond Prelude.

There have been a lot of winners purchased and reared by A J Crabb & Sons; they have a filly, Lot 105, by Akeed Mofeed a son of Dubawi, out of Go Lizzy by Statue of Liberty.

It wouldn’t be a sale if there wasn’t a Good Journey around somewhere, he is a proven sire. we have found 16 Lots for sale, with good reports about Lot 131, the colt is out of Kisachi, she is a winning dam and the colt is a first foal.

Lot 170 should have a lot of appeal, she is by the speed sire Zoustar out of Maria di Castiglia, she is a half sister to the champion Shocking, the dam being by Danehill.

The Mossman colt should have admirers; he is Lot 198, a chestnut from Moreau by Snitzel, currently the leading sire

Lot 203, a bay or brown filly by Nicconi, he gets a lot winners, the filly is out of Mrs Ledden, she is a five times winner, her filly is line bred to Danzig.

Golden Slipper winner, Sebring, is enjoying a lot success as a sire, his Lot 210, from Ocean Dream by Redoute’s Choice.

Could this be the sale topper? Lot 217, the bay colt by current leading sire Snitzel from the American bred mare Passiflora USA by Empire Maker, the third dam on the pedigree page is a full sister to Danehill.

Hussonet was a great racehorse and a great sire, Lot 229 will do him proud, a bay colt from Puzzles by Redoutes Choice, enough said, give him a tick, he is a Cornerstone yearling.

Lot 235, the grey filly by French champion Dalakhani, he went to the starter nine times, returned a winner eight times, he won racing’s richest prize ,the Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe, from Red For Lou, this is a lovely pedigree.

Aldrecht is leaving nice horses with his first crop to go on show; Lot 294 is a chestnut, a three quarter brother to Lasqueti Spirit, the V R C Oaks success.

Lot 303, a Bay or Brown filly by High Chaparral out of Tequila Knowledge. a winning dam that has left five winners from six foals to race.

Rosden Park will offer Lot 314, a Bay Filly by Uncle Mo, the dam, Unblemished by Danzero, has produced three foals to race, all are winners, the second and third dams are well credentialed

Lot 322, a Bay Colt by Ambidexter, his oldest progeny are two year olds, his yearling colt is being offered, by Strathwood Park from Voice Mail, she is a winning mare by Magic Ring.  

 

Tassie yearling sales Successful

Tasmania had another successful yearling sale yesterday with a number of Victorian trainers mixing it with the local buyers.

After passed in lots and withdrawals 96 lots were sold for a total of $2,310,000, the average being $24,063, and the median $20,000.

A clearance rate of 78 percent, it was about line ball with last year, an overall good sale minis inflated prices.

Top price went to a local, Leigh Winwood, when he paid $160,000 for lot 85, a filly by Snippetson from Flying Spur, mare Flying Diva, this was the sixth foal, she has left three winners previously including Kenjorwood , Uboa and Frolicked.

Prime Thoroughbreds paid $100,000 for the only lot in the sale, a filly by Written Tycoon; she is a granddaughter of Sleek Chassis who won the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Terry O’Sullivan from Stawell was prominent among the Victorian buyers, purchasing a Domesday, lot 34 and a filly by Choisir.

The progeny of Needs Further were well sought after, he is leaving nice horses, he stands at Armidale Stud, by Encosta de Lago.

“To hold our mark on what was a spectacular sale last year, is a fabulous result for the Tasmanian breeders,”Magic Millions Managing Director, Vin Cox said.

“It has become evident that mainland buyers are zeroing in on this sale, with good reason, following the outstanding success of previous graduates. “

“Today we saw the record price for a Tasmanian yearling of $160,000, congratulations to the McCulloch family of Grenville Stud, it would be tremendously rewarding for them to attain such a result,” he added.  

 

Magic Millions in Tasmania

Tasmania has been a source of winners since the era of Malua, but doesn’t always receive the credits it is entitled to, this year’s sale follows on what was a record sale last year.

Melbourne and Caulfield Cup winners have been bred on the Apple Isle, as it has been affectionately known; horses are produced in an ideal climate.

There will be no shortage of visitors for the Magic Millions annual sale on Thursday February 16; it is a good quality sale    

The regulars are sure to be there, Darren Weir, Terry O’Sullivan, John Mc Ardle and Ken Keys; they have all had success purchasing yearlings out of the Magic Millions Tasmanian sales.

It is not an inflated market; it is a realistic sale where results tell the story.

Armidale is preparing a third of the catalogue with 40 lots, there is certain to be a lot of interest shown in the Written Tycoon’s, and why not? He gets a lot of winners; his four lots are all fillies.

Yearlings by Fighting Sun created quite some attention on the Gold Coast, he was unbeaten as a race horse with his first crop of yearlings were impressive, selling to $140,000.

Lot 17 is of interest, the colt by Fiorente, he is destined to make a sire, providing little patience is applied, he is a great prospect; the dam has left three winners.

Graeme McCulloch’s Grenville Stud at Whitemore, has a draft of 17 lots, his opening Lot 2 is also a colt by Fiorente, his winning dam line in Red Pixie, she a daughter of Lonhro, from Long Stem Red, by Danehill.

 

Dazzling Conclusion to Book One on Gold Coast

A close relation to former outstanding filly, Miracles of Life, was sold for $1.2 million and helped the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale boast new records for Book One.

Tom Magnier, bidding on behalf of Coolmore Stud, snapped up the Fastnet Rock – Dazzling Gazelle filly after a spirited bidding duel with trainer, Robbie Laing.

The filly, presented by Coolmore, was bred by one of the farm’s leading international clients and will ultimately head to the Lindsay Park stables of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig.

“Barbara Banke bought the mare Dazzling Gazelle at the sales, and sent her back to Coolmore and she’s bred a fantastic yearling,” Magnier said.

“We’ve had a lot of success with Fastnet Rock from this sale – we’ve had Atlantic Jewel.”

“Barbara has done a great job breeding this filly and we’re hopeful for a bit of luck for the future, “ Tom Magnier added.

Banke, of Stonestreet Stables, seated with the bloodstock agent John Moynihan, was delighted with the result, as well as selling the night’s top priced offering, Banke and Moynihan had been active buyers, snapping up some quality lots.

Magnier said he was delighted to purchase the star filly to wrap up what has been a most successful event for all at Coolmore.

“People are coming here because of what the Magic Millions put on,” he added.

“It’s a credit to Katie, it’s a credit to Gerry, and the whole world is watching on this week, and it’s a credit to everyone at Magic Millions – to Vin Cox and the whole team, “Magnier said.  

The fourth session of the Gold Coast Sale completed Book One of the auction with records across the board.

Some 649 lots were sold between Wednesday and Saturday evening, at a record average price of $206,922 a record gross of over $134 million.

“The place was just heaving, there was that many people the tables were all full, it was just a huge success, “Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.

“In the ring we had the top price lot, the $1.2 million for a Fastnet Rock filly closely related to Miracles of Life, it was a very good result and I wish Tom Magnier and his team the very best of luck,” he added.

“We are very happy “Cox said, “as I’d said before if we had reached somewhere near last year’s result we would have been very happy, that was a great sale last year”

“But we are well above that by quite a margin, we had more horses in Book 1 and our clearance rate was pretty much the same, our average has increased and our turnover has gone up massively.

Sales Statistics
(2016) in brackets
Lots Catalogued 816 (746)
Lots Sold 649 (592)
Lots Passed In 100 (76)
Lots Withdrawn 67 (78)
Sale Gross $134,292,500 ($115,806,0000
Top Price $1,300,000 ($1,600,000)
Average Price $206,000 ($195,618)
Median $160,000 ($150,000)
Sold % 87 (89)

Saturday Night’s Four Top Sellers
$1.200,000 – Fastnet Rock – Dazzling Gazelle filly (Lot 765)
Vendor Coolmore (As Agent / Coolmore Stud (NSW)
$550,000 – Exceed And Excel – Episode colt (Lot 805)
Bhima T’breds (As Agent) /Aquis Blue Sky B’stock (Qld)
$550,000 –Zoustar – Combat Kitty filly (Lot 725) Widden Stud
(As Agent) David Redvers /Mulcaster B’stock (NSW)

$540,000 - I Am Invincible –Hooness filly (Lot 99)
Segenhoe Stud Australia (As Agent) /Boomer B’stock (Qld)
$450,000 –Snitzel –Disguise colt (Lot 775)
Kitchwin Hills (As Agent) /Snowden Racing (NSW)

Ranked by Total Spent
$4,915,000 James Harron B’stock 12 Lots
$3,665,000 Gai Waterhouse & Aaron Bott Racing -19 Lots
$ 2,940,000 Waller Racing /Mulcaster B’stock – 9 Lots
$2,895,000 Shadwell Australia – 7 Lots
$ 2.690,000 China Horse Club / Newgate TS /Winstar -6 Lots
$2,645,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club 11 Lots
$2,570,000 Ciaron Maher Racing 11Lots
$2,570,000 Boomer B’stock 5 Lots
$2, 460,000 McEvoy Mitchell Racing 7 Lots
$ 2,410,000 David Redvers /Mulcaster B’stock 5 Lots

Leading Sires

(ranked by average 3 or more lots sold)
$369,583 –Redoute’s Choice -12 Lots Sold
$337,439 Snitzel – 41 Lots Sold
$335,417 Exceed and Excel -12 Lots Sold
$332,600 Fastnet Rock -25 Lots Sold
$318,205 I Am Invincible – 39 Lots Sold
$307,500 Written Tycoon – 8 Lots Sold
$292,593 Not A Single Doubt 27 Lots Sold
$279,400
More Than Ready 25 Lots Sold
$ 272,500 Dundeel 10 Lots Sold
$265,156 Zoustar 32 Lots Sold

 

The Magic Millions Breaking Records

Its sale time on the Gold Coast with another outstanding catalogue for the 2017 Magic Millions yearling sales, with a handpicked selection featuring the cream of Australia’s bloodstock, with the progeny on offer by our leading sires.

With last year’s record sale the anticipation is there that 2017 will be even better, this is really an impressive number of quality yearlings that would do justice to any yearling sale in the world.

This year’s sale is riding off the back of a high 2016, when Book 1 grossed $116,616,000, the clearance rate was an exceptional 89.97%, with the average being $194, 057, the medium at $150,000, the clearance rate 90 %, whilst Book 2’s average purchase price increased up 13% and the average $61,624.

The Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has become a much attended event for thoroughbred investors at every level.

Magic Millions has quite an affinity with the Golden Slipper Stakes, for very good reasons, 10 of the last 13 winners of the juvenile classic, including last year’s winner, Capitalist.

Last year’s top priced lot, 430 the colt by Snitzel from Mirror Mirror, changed hands at $1.6 million to the bid of Gerald Ryan, he now bears the name of Chauffeur, he has since won first up at Rosehill and is on track for the Golden Slipper riches, he was offered for sale by John Singleton’s Strawberry Hill Stud, who is selling two colts and a filly by Snitzel this year.

It seems certain that last year’s sale figures will be eclipsed, however, the sales topper looks well hidden by the fact of so many nice horses with impressive pedigrees, doesn’t make it any easier.

All Too Hard tops list with 58 lots entered, followed by Snitzel 52 lots, I Am Invincible 47,   Pierro (second season) 42, Zoustar (first season) 42, Smart Missile 39, Sebring 39, Not A Single Doubt 32, More Than Ready 31, Hinchinbrook 30, Fastnet Rock 29, Foxwedge 27, So You Think 21, Star Witness 12, Medaglia d’Oro 20, Exceed And Excel 18, Shamus Award 16, The Factor 15 Spirit of Boon (first season) 15, Written Tycoon 12 lots.

The sales includes 13 first seasons sires, among them the brilliant Zoustar, he won six of his nine starts and with 42 yearlings to represent him, he will get the opportunity he deserves.

Zoustar was lightly raced; he won six of his nine starts with half of his wins at Group 1 level, the Golden Rose at 1400 metres Ascot Vale Stakes, and the Coolmore Stakes, both at Flemington, ironically his ill fated sire, Northern Meteor, also won the Ascot Vale Stakes with each running down the outside rail.

Breeders haven’t changed their direction, the speed sires are still the dominant factor and   with syndication it is making racing much more affordable, and every owner is looking for an early return.

Baramul Stud, once the home of the great Star Kingdom, heads the list with 75 lots by a wide variety of sires in Book 1 and 2.  

Redoute’s Choice, now in his 21st year, has 14 lots to be sold, he has stood the test of time, a champion sire twice in France, champion sire three times in Australia, and runner up several times.

He is the most sought after sire that we have known; he has smashed records on 12 occasions, when a yearling by him has changed hands for a million dollars or more.

He has sired 885 individual winners, 132 stakes winners, 30 Group 1 winners, including Peeping, Abbey Marie, and Howard Be Thy Name.

The first season sires are an interesting group, given the opportunity they could be among the leading sires in the future.

Albrecht, by Redoute’s Choice, is out of a half sister to Lonhro, has just the 1 lot.

Camelot, by Montjeu, is in there with a definite chance, he competed in Group company winning the Irish Derby, has 3 lots.

Carlton House, by Street Cry, won the Group 1 Prince of Wales at Royal Ascot, with an interesting pedigree, just the 1 lot.

Dawn Approach, by New Approach, champion two year old colt in Europe, won the Two Thousand Guineas, Dewhurst Stakes, Royal Ascot St James Stakes, all at Group 1 level, has 7 lots.

Declaration Of War, by War Front, joint older male champion, won multiple Group 1 races in the U K and Europe, has 15 lots.      

Dundeel, late It’s A Dundeel, by High Chaparral from Stareel by Zabeel, an outstanding racehorse, stakes earnings $5,391,898, destined to become a great sire, has 12 lots.

Epaulette, by Commands, won the Doomben Ten Thousand, Caulfield Guineas, Golden Rose Stakes, stake earnings $1,717,750, has 26 lots.

Fighting Sun, by Northern Meteor, unbeaten as a two year old, with 5 lots.

Fiorente, by Monsun, champion stayer, winner of the Melbourne and Australian Cups, stake earnings $6,265,898, with 3 lots.

Kuroshio by Exceed And Excel, 3 wins as a two year old won the Ian McEwan Stakes, has 1 lot.

Lord Kanaloa (JPN), by King Kamehameh(JPN), multiple stakes winner, horse of the year in Japan, Champion sprinter miler, stake earnings $10,133,470, has 1 lot.

Shamexpress, by O’Reilly, three wins, include Group1 Newmarket Hcp., stake earnings $ 1,150,475, has 4 lots.

Shamus Award, by Snitzel , winner of the Cox Plate and Australian Guineas, Champion three year old colt, stake earnings $ 2,473,500, has 16 lots.

Sizzling, by Snitzel, winner of the T J Smith Stakes Group 1, Champagne Classic Sires Produce Stakes, stake earnings of $1,332,375, has 23 lots.

Spirit Of Boom, by Sequalo, winner of nine races, Doomben Ten Thousand, William Reid Stakes, both Group1, stake earnings $2,412,900, has 15 lots.

The Factor (USA), by War Front, Group 1 winner Santa Anita Malibu Stakes, Del Mar Pat O’Brien Stakes Group 1, stakes earnings $922,029, has 15 lots.

Unencumbered, by Testa Rossa, winner of five races, Magic Millions Two Year Old Classic stake earnings $1,908,850, has 8 lots.

Zoustar, by Northern Meteor, winner of six races, triple Group 1 success, stakes earnings $1,411,680, has the highest number for first year’s sires, with 42 lots .

 

 

Chauffeur Delivers on Debut

Sale topping colt, Chauffeur, made the best possible start to his racing career, when he scored a stylish win at Rosehill on Saturday.

He was the headline act of the January’s 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, he is now on course for a tilt at the $2 million Classic on offer after his breakthrough success.

The son of Snitzel, who sold for $1.6 million. was the “must buy” of the famous Queensland based auction of Damian Flower of Jadeskye Racing.

“He was the nicest colt I’d seen in years,” said Gerald Ryan, who trained Snitzel, “Damian said you can do the bidding”.

Ryan, seated at the front of the sale ring, was persistent, out lasting all others to secure the Strawberry Hill bred youngster.

“I always knew he had the ability, but he didn’t have the best lead into the race,” Ryan noted, “We missed a trial on Tuesday and ran today.”

“It was either run today or trial again, we knew he had the ability, but we also know he will improve as well.”  

“They say the Slipper winner has to run before Christmas, well he has now,” Ryan added.

Chauffeur is expected to race again before tackling the multi-million dollar juvenile feature in Queensland, it is on the agenda for the smashing looking youngster.

If one thing is for certain, Chauffeur is bred to win a Magic Millions two year old classic, his sire, Snitzel, ran third, his half sister, No Looking Back, was first past the post in one as well, before being relegated to second after a protest.

Colosimo staked her own claim for the two year old classic as well, when she went two for two, with a strong run, later in the afternoon at Eagle Farm.

Carrying the blue colours of Aquis Farm, Colosimo proved too strong for her rivals, cruising home under Kerrin McEvoy.

At her previous run, the daughter of Foxwedge, came from back in the field for a swooping win at the Gold Coast.

Trainer, Steven O”Dea, said, “the filly a $55,000 purchase at the Gold Coast Sales, would race again before the big race,” she is likely to wear blinkers for the Classic.    

Meanwhile Goulburn trainer, Kurt Goldman, will also head to the Classics with Eckstein after her win at Eagle Farm.

 

Star Witness Tops Gold Coast Sale

,,,Star Witness Custom

Lot 177 was the sale topper on the first day of the Magic Millions 2 Y O in Training Sale.

A stoutly bred colt by Star Witness from Ellamotion, fell to the bid of Constance Cheng for $315,000.

Constance Cheng was involved in a fierce bidding duel with a number of prospective buyers before she finally was able to secure the youngster, a birthday present for her partner.

The colt was offered by Aquis Farm, and being by Star Witness there was a lot of interest shown, as he was responsible for three city winners on Saturday, including the Thousand Guineas success, Global Glamour.

Miss Cheng summed him up perfectly, “he’s a strong well built colt and a brilliant mover, I’m delighted to have purchased him, I thought he was the standout horse of the sale, “she said.

The top priced colt catalogued, by the former Gold Coast graduate Star Witness, and his three winners on last Saturday week, were all sold through the Gold Coast sale ring.

Lot 177 is the first living foal of the lightly raced mare Ellamotion, a daughter of Exceed and Excel, the mare is from a family of the Group winners My Brilliant Star, Shot of Thunder and Sudurka.

Another to sell well was lot 97, the Sebring –Amusement colt from Washpool Lodge, was sold to New Zealand based agent, Paul Beamish for $200,000.

The third highest priced of the day came when Kenmore Lodge’s Commands colt from Fluffy Duck, was picked up by Stephen Gray from Singapore for $160,000.

The top priced filly lot to sell for $150,000 was the Your Song –Woodala juvenile from Profits Lodge, was picked up by WA’s Ridge Syndicate, likely to join the stable of leading trainer, Neville Parnham.

During the afternoon over $5.75 million was traded on 116 lots, sold at an average price of almost $50,000, –down on last year’s record breaking auction, but above the earlier sale in 2014, the clearance rate sits above at 71 per cent.

“For obvious reasons we were nervous into this sale,” Managing Director Vin Cox said, “As the results reveal, the diversity of buyers, both internationally and domestically, is rewarding for all concerned,” he added.

We must congratulate Aquis Farm on selling the top priced lot today at their first Gold Coast two year old in Training Sale; they have fully invested in the industry and it is great for them and the Queensland Thoroughbred Breeding Industry.     

 

Two Year Olds Shine at Warwick Farm

A select group of two year olds stepped out in style, at another successful breeze up session held in preparation of this month’s Magic Millions Gold Coast 2 YOs in Training Sale.

Sydney’s Warwick Farm racecourse hosted this week’s session, with 14 youngsters clocked for a 200 metre breeze, with quite some impressive performances.

The quickest time of 10.6 seconds was set by Lot 311, a flashy chestnut colt by Stratum, from the Melbourne and Adelaide winner, Predestined.

Hailing from the family of the Group One winners, Hello Dolly and Art Success, the colt is a half brother to It Not Now When, who earned $235.000 in stakes, and Sydney‘s multiple winner, Destined to Win.

The youngster is a member of the Woodpark Stud’s quality draft that saw Lot 94, a Golden Archer – Alyssa Jean colt, record 10.13 seconds, and Lot 215, a colt by Nicconi –Homedge, record l0.15.

The 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast two year old in Training Sale, will be held on October 11and 12, following a final breeze up session at the Gold Coast Turf Club on October 10.  

 

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