Book One Bonanza For Blue Sky

Comprising four days of intensive selling and buying, the 2017 Magic Millions National Broodmare sale was not only a triumph for the sales company, grossing recording turnover, but Blue Sky Bloodstock and its clients secured many outstanding mares ranging in prices from just $17,000 to $820,000.

With 47 race fillies and mare secured, some highlights include;

Godolphin’s Lot 959: TREMOR, a Commands three-quarter-sister to Group 1 Blue Diamond winner and Group 1 Golden Slipper runner-up Earthquake was the top price lot secured by Blue Sky Bloodstock, knocked down for $820,000 in partnership with Aquis Farm.

With a positive test to Medaglia d’Oro, the sire of local Group 1 winners Astern and Vancouver, Tremor’s foal will be an extremely valuable commodity.

“It is impossible to get into a family like this generally and I thought she was a beautiful physical and it is a terrific opportunity for a new stud farm like Aquis to get into a family like hers from Godolphin. Her family has all been bred up,” Blaxland said.

“Aquis obviously sold a lovely Medaglia d’Oro colt in January (at the Magic Millions) for $1,000,000, so they have had success with the sire, and they were happy to go hard to secure a blue chip mare for the farm.”

Blaxland said Tremor could return to Darley shuttler Medaglia d’Oro this season.

 Julian Blaxland (Blue Sky), John Sunderland (Godolphin) and Justin Fung (Aquis)

Julian Blaxland (Blue Sky), John Sunderland (Godolphin) and Justin Fung (Aquis)

All in all, six of Blue Sky's 47 purchases were from Godolphin's extensive draft of mares and race fillies.

Another mare who looked great buying was Lot 1390 from the draft of Lime Country Thoroughbreds. Two-year-old -winning General Nediym mare MARECHAL (NZ) was purchased in foal to leading sire I Am Invincible.

A half-sister to this season’s group 1 Australian Cup winner Humidor, it is the family of the great Eight Carat.

"I'm a big fan of General Nediym and it's speed on speed with I Am Invincible, he's a wonderful young sire who we've had success with," said Blaxland who has previously purchased two stakes winners by I  Am Invincible in INVINCIBLE STAR and SUNDANCE.

 "This mare was a two-year-old winner and she was fourth in the Eclipse Stakes, which is a great two-year-old race. There's a lot of depth in her pedigree and Humidor is still running so there was lots of appeal. She's very commercial and she's a lovely physical type too.

 "We'll foal her down and she might even go back to I Am Invincible, if we can get in. It looks to be a good mating."

A complete list of all mares can be seen below as well as a video wrap from the sale.

Book 1
Lot 601: RAFFINATO (Fastnet Rock x Polite) - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 616: SEEKING ASYLUM (Sebring x Asylum Seeker) - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 667: BLUE OCEAN (Fastnet Rock x Special Harmony) - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 676: CHAMPAGNE KISSES (Onemorenomore x No Penalty) - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 711: POLSON (Northern Meteor x Zali) - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 795: REGAL FLUTE (Royal Academy x Twitter), I/F to I AM INVINCIBLE - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 809: ROLLING (NZ) (Savabeel x Artemesia), I/F to SEBRING - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 811: ROSE OF HALLOWELL (Commands x Court House Lane), I/F to BRAZEN BEAU - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 841: SELECT CAT (USA) (Tale Of The Cat x Secret Patriot), I/F to VANCOUVER -Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 883: SPECIAL BID (NZ) (Alamosa x Something Special), I/F to EXOSPHERE- Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 888: SPEEDWAGON (Snitzel x Modave), I/F to NO NAY NEVER - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 896: SPURCIFIC (Flying Spur x Exact), I/F to DEEP FIELD- Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 899: STAR SHIRAZ (Sequalo x Starshine Express), I/F to EXCEED AND EXCEL - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 939: THE CHUNKSTER (Blevic x Racer's Belle), I/F to SMART MISSILE - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 940: THE FAIRY'S KISS (Elusive Quality x Ballet Society), I/F to SMART MISSILE - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 942: THEBE (Galileo x Queen's Suite), I/F to CHOISIR - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 946: THWAYYA (Snitzel x Miss Rainmaker), I/F to SHOOTING TO WIN - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 959: TREMOR (Commands x Cataclysm), I/F to MEDAGLIA D'ORO - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 993: WITCHLIKE (Magic Albert x Romany Flyer), I/F to RUBICK - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1031: ANTILLANCA (Street Cry x Portillo), I/F to EXCEED AND EXCEL - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1044: AURELIA (Sebring x Amusements), I/F to NICCONI - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1046: AVON PARK (Sebring x Will Fly), I/F to WRITTEN TYCOON - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1064: BENEDICTUS (Commands x La Baraka), Not In Foal - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1077: BRAVE SOUL (More Than Ready x Soul Singer), I/F to ARTIE SCHILLER - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1088: BUT PERFECT (Lonhro x Typhoon Billie), I/F to SMART MISSILE - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1102: CATHY'S MARK (Domesday x Abededarian), I/F to Abededarian), I/F to SO YOU THINK - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1133: CRAFTY JOY (Starcraft x Debra's Joy), I/F to SHAMUS AWARD I/F - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1145: DANGLISSA GIRL (Hinchinbrook x Danglissa), I/F to VANCOUVER - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1189: EURAYLE (Lonhro x Meduesa), I/F to VANCOUVER - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1192: EXCEEDINGLY HAPPY (Exceed And Excel x Happy Empress), I/F to WRITTEN TYCOON - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1204: FAST HUSSY(Husson x Fast Fleet), I/F to WANDJINA - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1214: FLASH OF INNOCENCE (LOnhro x Truly Wicked), I/F to VANCOUVER - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1282: INCREDULOUS (Kepp The Faith x Simply Believe), I/F to PRESS STATEMENT - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1300: JIVE (CAN) (Dynaformer x Dance Gaily), I/F to MYBOYCHARLIE - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1309: KALAMATA (Desert Prince x Kirtlington), I/F to HEADWATER - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1312: KEYSBROOK (So Secret x Interlagos), I/F to SO YOU THINK - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1380: MAGICAL MIST (High Chaparral x Fairy Tipsy), I/F to PRIDE OF DUBAI - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1390: MARECHAL (General Nediym x Zalika), I/F to I AM INVINCIBLE - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1399: MELROSE PLACE (Purrealist x Miss Mancini), I/F to WANDJINA - Aquis Happy Farm Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1433: MORE FOR ME (More Than Ready x Langness), I/F to PRIDE OF DUBAI - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1452: NIKI PIKI MILO (NZ) (Librettist x Joiya), I/F to CHOISIR - Aquis Sha Tin Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1460: OCCITAN (Street Cry x Segolene), I/F to HELMET - Aquis Happy Valley Synd/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1464: OMNISICIENT (Exceed And Excel x Omens), I/F to STREET BOSS - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1662: SHAKESPEAREAN LASS (Written Tycoon x Eliza Dream), Not In Foal - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock

Book 2
Lot 1549: PRINCESS CHARM (Casino Prince xLaura's Charm), Not Covered - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Lot 1550: PUNTINATO (NZ) (Pins x Cent To Win) Not Covered - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock

Video Wrap Up Of The Sale

For any further information on the fillies and mares secured at the sale or how Blue Sky Bloodstock can help you at the upcoming Natioanl Yearling Sale which commences on June 8, please contact Julian Blaxland on 0431 746 803.