Magic Millions National Weanling Sale Graduate Stakes Claim As Australia’s Most Progressive Sprinter
Despatch won the Gr.1 Goodwood at Morphettville Wwth a very powerful on speed win, proving himself worthy of the title of Australia's most progressive and exciting sprinter.
Runner-up Behemoth put in a huge performance, charging late in the colours of Grand Syndicates after a luckless run under Anthony Darmanin.
“It was a huge run,” Darmanin said of the A$6,000 National Yearling Sale buy from Riversdale. “He should have won.”
Despatch, a son of Written Tycoon bred by Paul Dillon, was originally sold for $40,000 through the Woodside Park Stud draft at the 2015 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.
It was at the Gold Coast where he caught the eye of Baramul Stud manager Paul Thompson and his wife Amanda and their A$40,000 buy was a clever one indeed. He was then prepared by the Baramul Stud team and sold for A$195,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale to McEvoy Mitchell Racing.
Despatch is one of three winners produced by the Sydney winning Fasliyev mare Zoccoletta – a half sister to the dam of Tahanee – a group winner in Argentina who was imported to Australia and was a Flemington winner and runner-up in a Group Two Queen of the South Stakes.
Tahanee will go under the hammer at the upcoming Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. She heads to the sale after a September cover by Pride of Dubai and will be presented in the draft of Segenhoe Stud Australia.