With the completion of the 2015 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast, Blue Sky Bloodstock secured a host of outstanding mares for clients.
Doing the majority of the purchasing for Anthony Mithen’s Rosemont Stud in Victoria, 15 fillies and mares were secured highlighted by the Gooree Park Stud consigned pair of Group 1 winner Amanpour (pictured), and her three-quarter sister Swing Sensation, while on the opening day of the sale the former Clinton McDonald-trained Tahni Dancer was also purchased.
With a large contingent of almost 1000 mares catalogued for the sale there was plenty of hard work to be done, both before and during the sale.
The opening day of the sale saw the Edinburgh Park-consigned Tahni Dancer (below) (Lot 566) purchased for $600,000.
A daughter of Sebring, the stakes-performed three-year-old filly (pictured) is out of Tahni Girl, herself a Group 3-winning daughter of the dual Group 1 winner Ballroom Babe.
While not a mare purchase as such, Blue Sky Bloodstock and Rosemont Stud secure a stallion share in leading sire Sebring for $320,000.
Special Flavour (Lot 923) from the draft of Widden Stud was purchased for only $30,000 with a positive test to the dual Group 1- winner Shamus Award at his first season at stud. A winning daughter of the Group 2 winning, Group 1 placed My Tusker, General Nediym mare Special Flavour’s pedigree also includes the Group 1 winners Brew, Fiumicino and Horlicks.
Purchased from the draft of Turannga Farm, the breeder of Champion Miler Able Friend, was the Zabeel mare Zakusa, in foal to Darley’s Medaglia d’Oro, sire of this year’s Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Vancouver.
Knocked down for $65,000, the mare, who is a half-sister to juvenile Group 1 winner Isolda, has had two winners from three to the track including the multiple city winner Koroibete.
A handful of lots later we went to $200,000 to purchase Angelic Smile from the draft of Highgrove Stud.
The dam of five winners from six to the track including the Group 2 winner Fravashi and the Group 3 winner Pure Joy, the well-related mare was sold with a positive to Arrowfield Stud’s high class stallion Snitzel.
Three-year-old filly Ygritte (pictured) (Lot 1359), a recent winner of the Listed Gosford Guineas was purchased for $800,000.
A highly talented daughter of Snitzel, the filly is out of a daughter of the triple Group 1 winner Tycoon Lil and looks to have plenty of racing left in her.
With the supplementary catalogue offering plenty of outstanding opportunities, Blue Sky Bloodstock and Rosemont Stud took full advantage of this, securing numerous class race fillies and mares highlighted by Gai Waterhouse’s last start Group 1 winner Amanpour.
By the ill-fated Northern Meteor, Amanpour was an impressive winner of the Group 1 Queen of The Turf Stakes. Purchased for $1.5 million as Lot 1410, the same buying duo went to $330,000 to purchase her three-quarter sister Swing Sensation only two lots prior.
All in all it was a great sale for both Vendors and Buyers alike and if you would like to work with Blue Sky Bloodstock in the future, please contact Julian Blaxland on 0431 746 803.
A complete list of Blue Sky Bloodstock purchases can be seen below;
Lot 566: Tahni Dancer, $600,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 655: Sebring Stallion Share, $320,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 696: Karalli, I/F to Zoustar, $65,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 711: La Fantastique, I/F to Star Witness, $60,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 828: Pachebel’s Song, I/F to High Chaparral, $35,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 923: Special Flavour, I/F to Shamus Award, $30,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 925: Spirit Of Carbine, I/F to Smart Missile, $40,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 992: Zakusa, I/F to Medaglia d’Oro, $65,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1014: Angelic Smile, I/F to Snitzel, $200,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1031: Attessa, I/F to Dawn Approach, $14,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1180: Filtare, I/F to Declaration Of War, $50,000 – Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1190: Fusaichi Queen, I/F to Epaulette, $16,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1359: Ygritte, $800,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1383: Sean Baile Mor, I/F to Exceed And Excel, $300,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1408: Swing Sensation, $330,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1410: Amanpour, $1,500,000 – Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock