Winner: Moment in Time (Archway-Concluding)
Race: SAJC Lord Reims Stakes G3 (2600m)
Sold for: $33,000
Sale: 2006 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale
Vendor: Inman Valley Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: Mick & Sue Huxtable
Owner(s): MD & Mrs JD Daly, BL & Mrs JC Terry, WA & Mrs RP Blythman, PJ & Mrs EM Mittiga & Mrs SE Huxtable
Trainer: Mick Huxtable (Murray Bridge)
Moment in Time burst into contention for Adelaide’s most famous race with a brilliant win in Saturday’s Group Three Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville.
The Adelaide Cup, over two miles, is the next race on the agenda for the bonny Murray Bridge trained mare following her latest group race success.
A five-year-old daughter of Archway, Moment in Time sat just behind the leader Dolphin Jo and came with a well timed run to reel in that runner and race clear late.
The mare, who’s had her share of problems after showing immense ability as a three-year-old, is a great advertisement for the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.
She was purchased from the 2006 edition of the sale for just $33,000. Her earnings currently sit at a massive and ever increasing haul of $560,580.
And at the upcoming 2010 auction there is a half brother to Moment in Time set to go under the hammer.
As a three-year-old Moment in Time won the Group Three Auraria Stakes and was a runner-up in a Group One Australasian Oaks, Group Two SA Oaks and listed Adelaide Guineas.
Later in that season she went to Melbourne and shared the major prize when dead heating in the VRC St Leger.
It was after that run that things didn’t quite go to plan for connections.
“After she dead heated in Melbourne we’ve had all sorts of problems with her,” trainer Mick Huxtable commented.
“We brought her in for a nice spring preparation and she had a lung infection.”
“And then the next time she was in we had her ready to race and she was making noises and we had to give her a throat operation,” Huxtable added.
Now a four time stakes winner, Moment in Time is a half sister to this season’s Adelaide winner Quid Pro Quo.
A cracking half brother to Moment in Time, by leading Victorian sire Bel Esprit, is heading to the 2010 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville.
The Bel Esprit colt is the latest yearling from the four time winning Kenny’s Best Pal mare Concluding and he will prove a popular member of the Inman Valley Stud draft.
Concluding is from a half sister to Sandown Cup winner Conbituate Lady as well as the dams of stakes winners San Salvador and Balm in Gilead.
Balm in Gilead in turn is the grandam of champion Singapore sprinter Why Be – a winner of a staggering 21 races and earner of over S$1.9 million.
The 2010 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale will be conducted at the famous Morphettville sales complex on March 9 and 10.