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Adelaide Magic Millions Tour Down Yonder - Pictorial Report

22 February 2016

This year the tour of several SA studs offering yearlings at the upcoming Adelaide Magic Millions sale got away just about on time and it was soon off to Balcrest Stud for the first group of yearlings for the day.  Below are photos of Lot 53, 116, 253, 324 and 352.  Lot 53 is a colt by Written Tycoon from Ambola who has produced 4 winners from 7 to race including the talented Ambika who is now at stud herself.  Lot 116 is a filly by Canford Cliffs with his oldest Australian bred progeny currently 2yos from Desiring who has had two to race both winners including Idatwo.  Lot 253 is a colt by Hinchinbrook from the stakeswinning Pipkin who has had 3 to race including the multiple winner Host of the Party.  Lot 324 is a colt by Magic Albert from Tureen a half sister to Pipkin and a multiple race winner who is yet to be represented on the track.  Lot 352 is a filly by the multiple Group 1 winner Rebel Raider from race winner Cherilyn and is her first foal.

Willowgrove Stud was the next stop on the tour where 12 yearlings were presented to the group.  Below are photos of Lot 9, 247, 254, 256, 327, 349, 370, 382 and 439.  Lot 9 is a filly by Magnus from Tiger Eye's who has had 3 to race for 2 winners.  Lot 247 is a colt by Magnus from the race winner Penny Opera who has had 5 to race for four winners.  Lot 254 is by resident stallion Host from race winner Play Mizzty For Me who has had two foals both by Host and have raced and are winners.  Lot 256 is a colt by resident stallion Mint Lane from Ponting Da Girl who has had one previous foal also by Mint Lane who has raced and is a winner.  Lot 327 is a colt by Mint Lane from Scenic mare Watch The Fence who is yet to be represented on the racetrack but was a multiple winner herself.  Lot 349 is a colt by Mint Lane from the Hussonet mare Carpe Jugulum who has had one to race who is a winner and is also by Mint Lane.  Lot 370 is a filly by Mint Lane from Fantastic Dream who was a multiple race winner and her only foal to race is a full brother to this yearling and is a winner.  Lot 382 is a colt by Mint Lane from multiple winner Gaze at Gold.  From the family of Amber Gaze, Bargambler, Sublimate, etc Gaze at Gold has produced 6 to race for four winners.  Lot 439 is a colt by Mint Lane from the race winning Shalini.  Shalini is a half sister to Red Hope and from the family of Aviate and has produced 4 to race for three winners including the multiple winner El Mirage.

The final stop of the morning was Turnagain Horses at Springton where 10 yearlings were brought out for the group.  Below are photos of Lot 37, 326, 354, 360 and 449.  Lot 37 is a colt by Street Boss from the More than Ready mare Wurood and this is her first foal.  Lot 326 is a colt by Poet's Voice from Vonrob who was a multiple race winner but is yet to be represented on the track.  Lot 354 is a colt by Good Journey from Chomp by Flying Spur and this is her first foal and is from the samily of Keen Commander, La Cadeau, etc.  Lot 360 is by Turffontein from Delightful Dale who won 7 races herself on the track and has produced two to race for one winner and one placegetter.  Lot 449 is a colt by Turffontein from the Bluebird mare Southern Petrel who has had 3 to race including the multiple winner Odysseo and is from the family of Rancho Spark, Sparks Fly, Sculpture's Blue, etc

Then it was time to stop for lunch at The Company Kitchen at Angaston who again as last year provided the group with a wonderful lunch before it was time to head off again for the afternoon stud visits.

Cornerstone Stud was the next stop where 29 yearlings were presented to the group.  Below are photos of Lot 28, 90, 127, 147, 203, 218, 271 and 310.  Lot 28 is a colt by resident stallion Good Journey from Violet Haze who has had 4 to race and all are winners including the stakeswinner Sino Brilhante (12 wins and also by Good Journey) and Schoorwin (15 wins).  Violet Haze is from the amazing producer Lady Violet (18 foals, 14 to race for 12 winners) and is a sister to Notoire and a half to two other stakeswinners.  Lot 90 is a colt by Exceed and Excel from the Sadler's Wells mare Celtic Queen who has had 6 to race for 5 winners including two stakesplaced.  Lot 127 is by resident stallion Hussonet from Encosta De Lago mare El Shahar who is yet to be represented on the track but is from the family of Zipanese, Zip Zip Aray, Niconero, Nicconi, Wild Rampage, etc  Lot 147 is a filly by Redoute's Choice from Bel Esprit mare Gabbidon.  Gabbidon was a stakeswinner and is from the family of Kate's Myth, Brosberg, Speedy Kids, Falls the Shadow, etc and has had two to race for two placegetters.  Lot 203 is a filly by Choisir from Louis Leggs who has produced 3 to race for two winners.  Lot 218 is a filly by Master of Design who sired the equal topseller at this sale in 2015 and is from Miss Doopsy who won 8 races herself and has produced 7 to race for Six winners including the stakesplaced Little Bit Ditsy and is from the family of Hollow Bullet, Last Bullet, Red Hot Mama, etc.  Lot 271 is a filly by Hussonet from the Danzero mare Renounceable who is yet to be represented on the racetrack but is from the family of Vouvrey, Real Success, Alzao, Bolton, etc.  Lot 310 is by Good Journey from Jeune mare Sunflame and is bred along similar lines to stakeswinner Jim's Journey.  Sunflame is yet to be represented on the racetrack but is from a star studded family including Asarka, Bradshaw, Freemason, Sashed, Undue, Shaybisc (3rd dam), Debrief, Absurd, Malibu Magic, etc

The next stop was at the nearby Goldin Farms where resident stallion Akeed Mofeed currently has his first crop on the ground to be prepared for the 2017 sales.  Nine yearlings were shown to the group and below are photos of Lot 6, 61, 82 and 89.  Lot 6 is a filly by Testa Rossa from The Last Shout and this is her first foal from the family of Sojustrememberthis, Fouradee, Gamine, Molokai Prince, Century etc.  Lot 61 is a filly by Snitzel from Arrival and is the second living foal of the dam who is from the family of Firenza, Tuscan Sling, Loveyamadly, etc.  Lot 82 is a colt by I Am Invincible from More than Ready mare Calemore who has had 2 to race for a winner (Unyielding also by I Am Invincible) and a placegetter.  Calemore is from the family of Lady of the Pines, Caledonian Boy, Vigil, Heaps of Fun, etc.  Lot 89 is a filly by Hinchinbrook from multiple winning Stratum mare Celebration Girl and this is her first living foal from the family of Vestey, Ideal Planet, Legally Bay, Twirled, Noted, etc. 

Tosca Farm was the final stop on the tour and their yearlings can be found in the Cornerstone Stud barn at the sales.  Below are photos of Lot 115, 266, 346 and 347.  Lot 115 is a colt by Street Boss from Dee Dee Miss who is yet to be represented on the racetrack with this colt her second foal but is from the family of Escena, Claxton's Slew, etc.  Lot 266 is a filly from the first crop of Exceed and Excel stallion Instinction from the Reset mare Refix who has had two to race for two winners including the stakeswinner Fixation and is from the family of Stormy Dawn.  Lot 346 is a colt by the first season stallion Rockaroundtheclock (by Fastnet Rock) from the Rustic Amber mare Brown Limestone who has produced 4 to race for three winners including the stakesplaced Nordic Empire plus multiple winners Bianconic-Future Baby (Singapore) and Old Worlde.  Lot 347 is a filly by Good Journey from Montjeu mare Burgundy Notes and this is her first living foal.  Burgundy Notes is from the family of Tudor Trail, Nordic Empire, Pure Ready, Tudor Melody, etc.

Then it was time for the bus to take us back to the Adelaide Magic Millions complex arriving only 10 minutes after the scheduled timing which when including the variables of inspecting horses and traffic was an amazing job.  Magic Millions staff were as usual very well organised and made sure the day went without a hitch and keeping everyone on the bus well hydrated on what turned out to be a very warm day weatherwise too.

The Adelaide Magic Million Yearling sale takes place March 14-16 with the first session held on the evening after the Adelaide Cup race meeting.  Jenny Barnes is due to attend all three days and is available to photograph yearlings for any conformation photos required for $30 per horse with discounts for bulk lots.  Other photos taken during the sale will be added to the proof link in this report.     
 

Proofs can be seen of all photos at the link below
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