Blue Sky Bloodstock were extremely active on day one of the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and although we unfortunately missed out on a few that we wanted, we managed to secure eight in partnership with leading trainer Gai Waterhouse, while another for a client.
The first purchase came early in the piece when Lot 6 (pedigree) from the draft of Eliza Park International was secured.
By Medaglia d’Oro, the sire of Vancouver, the bay colt (pictured) is out of the Desert Prince mare Agnus Dei, a half-sister to the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes and Group 1 Goodwood Handicap placed Altar, both out of the multiple stakes winning Hosannah.
A few lots later, Lot 13 (pedigree) from the draft of Newhaven Park was purchased on behalf of a client.
From the first crop of Encosta de Lago’s dual Group 1-winning son Delago Deluxe, this filly is out of the fast, stakes performed juvenile Alezan Thunder who finished third in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic of her year behind the Gai Waterhouse pair of Driefontein and No Looking Back.
Eureka Stud’s Lot 22 (pedigree), was an impressive Snitzel colt out of the Rory’s Jester mare Angel Girl. Already the dam of Stratum’s Group 1 winner Southern Lord, the colt was bred on a very similar cross and he was such a great type that we had to have him.
The next of the lots to be secured was in partnership with Gai and Dermott Farrington, and was Lot 73 (pedigree), a More Than Ready filly (pictured) from the draft of Kia-Ora Stud.
The fourth living foal of the Listed-winning, Group 1 placed Catbird mare Burgeis, the mare has had two foals to race, with both in the money.
From the family of Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Stratum and the Redoute’s Choice mare Dystopia, it is a classy family and one we are confident will continue to improve.
With the competition between first season sires a hot topic at the sale – as always – the first one we purchased was a colt from the draft of Vinery Stud by Champion Three-year-old and multiple Group 1 winner All Too Hard as Lot 90 (pedigree).
The colt is the second living foal of the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas winner Chakvetadze, a winner of eight races herself.
Taking home our second lot from the draft of Newhaven Park, we purchased Lot 112 (pedigree), a colt (pictured) by Sebring (who Gai trained to win the G1 Golden Slipper), out of the Catbird mare Cinnamon Bells, who is herself a full-sister to the dual Group 3 winner Catechuchu from the an extensive black type family.
Speaking of Sebring and his Group 1 Golden Slipper winner – the next yearling we took home was from the breeder of that amazing colt – Corumbene Stud!
Secured as Lot 162 (pedigree), the colt is by one of the hottest stallions around at the moment in Snitzel, out of the Flying Spur mare Donnica, herself a sister to the Roedean (who was actually first across the line in the Group 1 Blue Diamond of her year).
This filly is bred on the exact same cross that has had two winners from two runners highlighted by the stakes performer Choice Snitzel.
Next up it was Lot 210 (pedigree) from the draft of Emirates Park. From the second crop of world class sprinter Dream Ahead, this colt is out of the Danehill mare Faiza, a Group 3 winner of the Blue Diamond Prelude.
Rounding out day one of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale was Lot 212 (pedigree), a bay Snitzel filly (pictured ) out of the Dehere mare Fashion Rocks from the draft of Widden Stud.
The first foal of the talented race mare, this is the family of Group 1 Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate runner-up Wonderful World.
For any information on any of our purchases from day one, or any subsequent lots we may secure, please contact Julian Blaxland on 0431 746 803 or firstname.lastname@example.org