The winning run of graduates of the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale rolled on over the weekend with another international Group One success.
Joe Czarina, a flashy chestnut son of Falvelon, led home the field with a comprehensive three quarter length success in the Swettenham Stud Sprint Trophy (1400m) in Penang on Sunday.
The gelding was allowed to sit midfield for much of the race before coming with a well timed run to nab the eventual runner-up Balotelli, while Good Baby made ground to run third, a further head back.
It was the second Malaysian Group One success for Joe Czarina after his success in last year’s Sultan Gold Vase in Perak.
Overall the gelding’s record was boosted to 10 wins and six minor placings from 37 starts and earnings of M$942,200.
Joe Czarina was purchased by the Penang Turf Club for $85,000 at the 2009 Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale from the draft of Washpool Lodge.
The flashy gelding looked a bright prospect when he covered his 200 metre Gold Coast gallop in 11.13 seconds and he’s done his connections proud with now two Group One victories.
The team from Washpool had earlier purchased Joe Czarina for $25,000 from the Willowbend Stud draft at the 2009 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.
By popular Queensland based sire Falvelon, Joe Czarina is one of two winners for his dam, the twice race winning and four time Adelaide placed Royal Academy mare Czarina.
Czarina, who is also the dam of the three time Philippines winner Senora Nenita, is a daughter of the Adrian Knox Stakes runner-up and multiple Sydney winner Staying Alice.
Washpool Lodge, who also produced former 2YOs in Training Sale stars Shocking and Viva Pronto, has a draft of nine youngsters heading to this year’s auction.
There are also two colts catalogued in the auction by Joe Czarina’s sire Falvelon. To view the online catalogue click here.
Winner: Joe Czarina
Breeding: Falvelon-Czarina (Royal Academy)
Race: Penang TC Swettenham Stud Sprint Trophy G1 (1400m)
Sold for: $25,000
Sale: 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale
Vendor: Willowbend Stud
Buyer: Washpool Thoroughbreds
Sold for: $85,000
Sale: 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale
Vendor: Washpool Lodge
Buyer: Penang Turf Club
Owner(s): Honest Stable
Trainer: Tan Swee Hock