Blue Sky Success in April

Blue Sky Bloodstock purchased runners have continued their stellar season, with no fewer than three Stakes-winners and another three Stakes-placings in April, including an exciting Stakes-winner at Woodbine (CAN) who won convincingly, only to lose the race on protest. Congratulations to all connections!

 Multiple Group 2 winner Prompt Response pictured winning the Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m)

Multiple Group 2 winner Prompt Response pictured winning the Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m)

It has been a busy few weeks for the Blue Sky team with the culmination of the Inglis Easter sales set amongst three weeks of great racing at Randwick, including 'The Championships'.

Blue Sky continued their role as resident bloodstock agency for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott this year and have been  particularly active at all major yearling sales in 2018. 

Julian believes it is the most exciting spread of yearlings that the stable has invested in and early reports from the breakers at Evergreen Farm have been very positive. 

Julian commented, "I am extremely proud of the of the group of babies we have purchased on behalf of Gai and Adrian and their clients will be very excited about what's on offer. There is a price point for everyone, different types to suit different races, including a number of all ladies syndicates. The way the stable is consistently producing winners and stakes horses at present across all states, I'm very excited about what the next 12 months has in store."

In total, Blue Sky were responsible for the selections and purchase of 108 yearlings between GWABR and private clients. Here is a breakdown of the 38 Sires whose progeny were selected across all sales, purchases ranged from $35k to $1.2M.

  • Animal Kingdom - 1
  • Artie Schiller 2
  • Bel Esprit - 1
  • Charge Forward - 3
  • Choisir - 1
  • Dawn Approach - 3
  • Deep Field - 6
  • Dissident - 3
  • Eurozone - 2
  • Exceed and Excel - 1
  • Fastnet Rock - 2
  • Foxwedge - 1
  • Hinchinbrook - 5
  • Holy Roman Emperor - 3
  • Husson - 1
  • I Am Invincible - 13
  • Manhattan Rain - 1
  • Medaglia d'Oro - 1
  • More Than Ready - 6
  • Not a Single Doubt - 3
  • Olympic Glory - 3
  • Pierro - 8
  • Proisir - 2
  • Real Saga - 1
  • Redoute's Choice - 4
  • Rubick - 1
  • Sebring - 2
  • Sepoy - 1
  • Shooting To Win - 1
  • Snitzel - 5
  • So You Think - 2
  • Spirit of Boom - 8
  • Street Boss - 1
  • Trusting - 1
  • Wandjina - 1
  • Written Tycoon - 3
  • Zebedee - 4
  • Zoustar - 1

Blue Sky Bloodstock are delighted that it's been their long serving clients who have been the main benefactors of this hot-streak of Stake successes – and long may it continue given their steadfast support.

April's Stakes Action:

Lean Mean Machine: 3rd Gr.3 Kindergarten Stakes

Fundamentalist: Won Listed SAJC Dequeteville Stakes and 2nd in Group 3 SAJC Breeders Stakes

Prompt Response: 2nd ATC Group 1 Coolmore Legacy

Whypeeo: Won Listed BRC Mick Pittman Plate

Runaway: WonListed VRC St Ledger

Machtree: 3rd Listed Wando Stakes(Woodbine, CAN)

There will be no slowing down in May. This Saturday Blue Sky Bloodstock will be represented by four runners at the Gold Coast's feature stand alone metro meeting featuring:

Whypeeo (I Am Invincible) – Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas

Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar) and Royal Hale (Snitzel)– Group 3 Ken Russell Classic

Prompt Return (Beneteau) – Looking to go back to back in the Bat Out of Hell over 900m.

PROMPT RETURN, (a $60,000 MM Premier Sale purchase), was reinvigorated over the shorter courses since moving to Queensland after winning the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate as a juvenile. He'll be joined by full sister PROMPT RESPONSE in Qld with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott for the Group 2 Dane Ripper and Group 1 Tatts Tiara Stakes deeper into the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The mare enjoyed a stellar Sydney Autumn, winning the Group 2 Breeders Stakes, Group 2 Emancipation Stakes and looked the winner in the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy until caught late by star filly Alizee to finish yet another 2nd at Group 1 level.

 Sunlight, pictured winning the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m)

Sunlight, pictured winning the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m)

Blue Sky 2yo's have enjoyed a particularly strong year, the obvious highlight being Magic Millions Classic and Group 2 Silver Slipper winner SUNLIGHT (MM Premier 2017 purchase by Zoustar/Solar Charged) leading a group of no less than 9 individual juvenile winners of some 15 races in 2017/18 to date. The team hope to bring up double figures this week with an eye to USMANOV (MM Premier 2017 purchase by Choisir/Mining Tycoon) at Toowoomba for Toby Edmonds and EMBRACE ME (Melbourne Premier purchase by Shamexpress/Party Royal).

Our focus will then shift to the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast where we will be offering our first select draft in the Blue Sky Premium Consignment. Limited to Stakes fillies off-the-track, the inaugural draft includes the likes of Group 2 Placed My True Love, Group 1 placed Joyfilly Ours and million-dollar earner, Group 3 winner Madotti . These fillies will be marketed strongly to the domestic and international buying bench and we are excited about driving strong returns for our clients.

If anyone has interest in expanding their level of ownership or simply seeking guidance on purchasing their first horse, please don't hesitate to get in touch with either Julian or Tom for a chat. To discuss or inspect any of these yearling purchases, please call or drop us an email on julian@blueskybloodstock.com.au or tom@blueskybloodstock.com.au