With the two-year-old races coming thick and fast, Blue Sky Bloodstock have been extremely pleased with the way their yearling sale graduates are performing on the track.
The Tony McEvoy pair of Sunlight and Sacred Sword were both stakes placed on their debut efforts and have exciting future programs ahead of them.
Becoming the first stakes performer for her dual Group 1-winning sire Zoustar when finishing third in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial, Sunlight (pictured left) was purchased from the Magic Millions yearling sale from the draft of Widden Stud in conjunction with Aquis Farm and trainer Tony McEvoy, and will be aimed towards the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) in January.
As an extremely valuable colt, being an Exceed And Excel three-quarter brother to Group 1 winner First Seal (Fastnet Rock), the Tony McEvoy-trained Sacred Sword made an impressive debut, going down narrowly in the Listed Debutant Stakes at Caulfield.
Secured from the draft of Bhima Thoroughbreds, the Raffles-bred colt (pictured below) is raced by a group which includes Rosemont Stud, Aquis Farm as well as his breeders and will be aimed towards the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).
The manner in which Singular Sensation (Not A Single Doubt) destroyed her rivals on debut, when winning by over four lengths (pictured below) on debut at the Sunshine Coast has the filly headed to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic as well, a race with added prizemoney for all female ownership – exactly what not only Singular Sensation is, but Sunlight as well.
Trained by Steven O’Dea, the $250,000 yearling purchase from the draft of Newhaven Park was secured by Aquis Farm and Blue Sky Bloodstock.
Another exciting winner recently came with filly with Sugar Sizzle, becoming the first winner for Newgate Farm’s Group 1 winner Sizzling.
Secured for just $55,000 from the draft of Marquee Stud, Gold Coast trainer Anglea Plum took the filly to Murwillumbah to break her maiden.
“We obviously pleased with results so far this early in the season and with a bit better luck we might have had a stakes win or two with close results from sunlight and sacred sword for Tony McEvoy, stated Blue Sky Bloodstock Managing Director Julian Blaxland.
“Majority owners Aquis Farm deserve all the success they get as they’ve put a lot in at the sales this year. While the results so far are good, they have a number of talented youngsters I’m excited to see coming through which we’d expect to emerge at the trials and races before and after Christmas”.
With the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale catalogue set to be released in the coming weeks, if you are interested in being involved with Blue Sky Bloodstock as we head towards the sale, touch base with the office on firstname.lastname@example.org