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Record support from breeders across Australasia has led to Magic Millions cataloguing a record number of lots in a star studded catalogue for the 2019 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
A mouth watering line up of 1,122 lots have been confirmed by vendors for the first five days of the auction including a record 888 lots to be offered across Book 1 of the sale from Wednesday 9 January.
“Again in 2019 the breeders have stepped up to the plate, the support for the sale is unprecedented,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said. “The depth and quality of this catalogue will present buyers with a selection of Australasia’s best yearlings like no other sale.”
“This sale is number one for producing breed shapers and record breakers including the two highest ever stakes earners in Australian history – Winx and Redzel.”
The complete list of stallions are: Adelaide (IRE), Al Maher (AUS), All Too Hard (AUS), Amber Grey (IRE), Artie Schiller (USA), Bel Esprit (AUS), Benfica (AUS), Better Than Ready (AUS), Brazen Beau (AUS), Charm Spirit (IRE), Choisir (AUS), Criterion (NZ), Darci Brahma (NZ), Dawn Approach (IRE), Deep Field (AUS), Deep Impact (JPN), Delago Deluxe (AUS), Denman (AUS), Dissident (AUS), Domesday (AUS), Dream Ahead (USA), Drumbeats (AUS), Dundeel (NZ), Easy Rocking (AUS), El Roca (AUS), Epaulette (AUS), Eurozone (AUS), Exceed and Excel (AUS), Excites (AUS), Exosphere (AUS), Fastnet Rock (AUS), Fighting Sun (AUS), Foxwedge (AUS), Frankel (GB), Free Eagle (IRE), Hallowed Crown (AUS), Headwater (AUS), Hinchinbrook (AUS), Holy Roman Emperor (IRE), Husson (ARG), I Am Invincible (AUS), Invincible Spirit (IRE), Jabali (AUS), Kermadec (NZ), Lonhro (AUS), Lord Kanaloa (JPN), Love Conquers All (AUS), Magic Albert (AUS), Magnus (AUS), Mahisara (AUS), Makfi (GB), Manhattan Rain (AUS), Medaglia dOro (USA), More Than Ready (USA), Mossman (AUS), Myboycharlie (IRE), Nicconi (AUS), Night of Thunder (IRE), No Nay Never (USA), Nostradamus (AUS), Not a Single Doubt (AUS), Ocean Park (NZ), Olympic Glory (IRE), Outreach (AUS), Panzer Division (AUS), Pierro (AUS), Press Statement (AUS), Pride of Dubai (AUS), Real Impact (JPN), Red Element (AUS), Redoutes Choice (AUS), Redwood (GB), Reliable Man (GB), Reset (AUS), Rich Enuff (AUS), Rubick (AUS), Savabeel (AUS), Scissor Kick (AUS), Sebring (AUS), Seidnazar (AUS), Sepoy (AUS), Shamus Award (AUS), Shooting to Win (AUS), Show a Heart (AUS), Showcasing (GB), Sidereus (AUS), Sidestep (AUS), Siyouni (FR), Sizzling (AUS), Skilled (AUS), Smart Missile (AUS), Snitzel (AUS), So You Think (NZ), Spill the Beans (AUS), Spirit of Boom (AUS), Star Witness (AUS), Starcraft (NZ), Starspangledbanner (AUS), Stratum (AUS), Street Boss (USA), Super One (AUS), Swiss Ace (AUS), Tapit (USA), Tavistock (NZ), Teofilo (IRE), Testa Rossa (AUS), The Brothers War (USA), The Factor (USA), Time for War (AUS), Toronado (IRE), Unencumbered (AUS), Valentia (AUS), Vancouver (AUS), Wandjina (AUS), Wicked Style (USA), Written Tycoon (AUS), Your Song (AUS), Zebedee (GB) and Zoustar (AUS).
Segenhoe Stud is leading 22 horses to the sale. Their standouts include the More Than Ready-Charmed Honour (colt) bred by Rob Crabtree. Medaglia D’Oro X Swiss Rose Snitzel X Sempre Libera (her dam won the Golden Slipper) and I Am Invincible X Hurtle Myrtle colt. Out of the fillies in the draft Dissident’s half-sister Diana’s Star to Sebring and Hinchinbrook X Koonoomoo (Group Three winner).
Tyreel will be presenting lots by proven speed sires Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Exceed And Excel, Choisir and Zoustar and the highly anticipated first season sire Pride Of Dubai with two strong colts. Their top lots include a bay filly by Kermadec XBana Wu (by Shirocco). Her pedigree, make her very attractive to the Magic Millions audience and a chestnut colt by Pride Of Dubai X Catalonia (by Flying Spur). The Stakes’ placed dam’s first two offspring, have fetched $625,000 and $750,000. Dam is a 3/4 sister to the Group Three winner Jorda from a prolific local family “littered with two-year-old speed. He is a brother to Espaaniyah who won the 500K Inglis Bonus race (2018) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day and another brown/black colt by Pride Of Dubai X Magic Nera (by Lonhro). A high quality foal, with a powerful hip and gaskin.
Newly formed Valiant Stud brings 15 top quality yearlings to the sale. Their top offerings include a Snitzel X Sasa (Encosta de Lago). The filly’s dam is a Gr.1 placed daughter of Gr.3 winning Zabeel mare Zatella. Their draft also includes a Lonhro X Quest for Peace (who is stakes placed).
Vinery Stud’s top horses from their sale draft includes, a Written Tycoon colt out of Gr.2 winner Nakaaya is a half-brother to 2018 Gr.1 VRC Kennedy Oaks winner Aristia. The other interesting lot is a yearling More Than Ready X Runway Star (Gr.3 winner), a Sebring X Tartufi (USA) colt is half-brother to American Gr.3 winner Blueeyesintherein and a All Too Hard X Snitzerland (eight wins including the Gr.1 Lightning Stakes).
Wentwood Grange has only three lots in the sale. The best lot is a Savabeel X Misspro O’Reilly (NZ) colt. Waikato Stud’s Gr.1 WS Cox winning stallion has been performing so well that they took his fee private from 2018 onwards. Misspro, O’Reilly’s second dam is a half-sister to Gr.1 Golden Slipper winner Courtza (dam of O’Reilly).
Their next lot is a brown filly by Storm Fronts sired by Pride of Dubai. A half-sister to Gr.3 Kenilworth Winter Classic winner Readytogorightnow (by More than Ready), this filly by freshman sire Pride of Dubai has wonderful residual value.
And finally Valiant is also offering a brown colt by Ms Seneca Rock (USA)out of New Zealand sire Darci Brahma.
Year in, year out Widden bred, raised or sold stock are making headlines at the highest level on the track. Zoustar’s Widden 2019 Gold Coast offerings number fourteen of which two of note are the colt out of the three-time New Zealand Gr.2 winner Satinka and a filly out of the Listed winner Princess Emmy, dam of Gr.3 winner Thurlow. Widden will offer seven lots by Sebring of which the half-brother to Sunlight will be on most buyers’ shopping lists. Buyers looking for speed should look no further than Widden’s resident stallion Nicconi who will be represented by several lots including a colt out of the Listed winner Mary’s Grace. They will also be showcasing some fine colts, including a spectacular one by Medaglia d’Oro, the last foal out of Gr.1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Peggy Jean and a Pride Of Dubai colt out of a winning daughter of the Hong Kong Derby winner Elegant Fashion.
Yarraman stud, whose most famous sale graduate is Snitzel, will be bringing in several top caliber yearlings. The draft is highlighted by a from Kiss Moon (USA)sired by Frankel, a daughter of the stakes placed Sweet Kiss out of Not A Single Doubt, another daughter out of the Gr.3 mare Octavia sired by Written Tycoon and a lovely colt by Super One out of Snow Flight, a ¾ brother to the dual Group One winning sprinter Viddora.
Yulong Investments have a respectable draft of 10 yearlings. The two lots which jump off the page are a bay filly by More Than Ready from Passion Cheval (by Fastnet Rock) and brown filly by Dissident from Rockzel (by Zabeel). The Fastnet Rock reverse cross looks very exciting with the Halo line combining so well with Danehill. This filly’s dam is a city placed daughter of the stakes winner Calming from the family of Gr.1 sprinter War Artist. The next one is quite simply a lovely, athletic filly with a lot of Zabeel about her.
Amarina Farm at Denman is one of the most respected vendors at yearling sales. Buyers know to expect quality. They have a draft of 18 superior yearlings in this edition of the 2019 MM Gold Coast sale. The two outstanding lots in the draft are Lot 85 – a bay filly, Nicconi X Ruth’s Secret and Lot 168 a bay colt, Redoute’s Choice X Spirits Dance. Gr.2 Angus Armansaco Stakes winner Spirits Dance (by Statue of Liberty)’s second foal is a colt by Redoute’s Choice. A winner of five races up to 1400m, Spirits Dance is out of a winning half-sister to stakes placed Blazing Aura, dam of group winner Red Flair, and Hong Kong Derby Trial winner Hello Pretty. The Nicconi filly is a half-sister to the current star Zumbelina (8 wins, $500K) from the legendary “Leica” family. By one of Australia’s most consistent sires of fast horses such as the flying Nature Strip.
Aquis Farm’s draft of 21 yearlings will again offer huge opportunities for prospective buyers.
Their best colt is a Exceed And Excel colt out of Star Shiraz, who is a very strong, precocious type and has the two-year-old pedigree to back it up. Another exciting colt by the young Lonhro stallion Exosphere out of Arwen Ace.This mating is also very similar to that of Group 1 winner Pinot who is also by another son of Lonhro in Pierro and is also inbred to the mighty Zabeel.
Arrowfield’s 2019 MMGC draft includes full siblings to Golden Slipper winner Estijaab, South African Champion 2YO Colt Mustaaqeem and Group 1-winning mare Secret Agenda. General Manager Paul Messara has highlighted the Real Impact X Timeless Choice colt, Lot 231, as “a strong, athletic strong type, with a great hindquarter and strong through the shoulder.”They also believe that another Real Impact’s daughter out of Cat by the Tale will make an impact with the bidders. She is also powerfully made, “a compact filly that looks like an early type,” he said.
The Bhima Thoroughbreds’ draft includes a Redoute’s Choice colt who lives up to his dam’s name – Purely Spectacular.
With Winx and Vancouver as Coolmore graduates, there are too many reasons not to forget taking a peak into their draft. Their draft includes several great matings with Fastnet Rock, Pierro, Pride of Dubai, Vancouver and others.
Cressfield Farm has one of the finest broodmare bands in Australia. Their draft highlight is filly by Snitzel of Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Real Surreal. This first foal is from a speedy family, with her dam also being a half-sister to Gr.3 winner Benny’s Buttons. The Real Surreal filly is squat and strong and looks to have all the sprinting attributes that her parentage would proffer.
And finally Eureka Stud’s draft as expected feature the Spirit of Boom progeny in spades. Two excellent choices are bay colt by Spirit Of Boom from Passara (by Tsuimai) brother to the twice Group placed two Boomsara and a brown colt by Spirit Of Boom from Plumage (by Red Dazzler) who is brother to the metropolitan winner Plumaro out of a multiple city winner.
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