More Magic For Laird In South Africa

Winner: Flying Tristram (Flying Spur-My Southern Bell)

Race: Clairwood Cup Trial G3 (1800m)
Sold for $280,000
Sale: 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Brooklyn Lodge
Buyer: Charles Laird
Owner(s): Mrs I & Mr MJ Jooste
Trainer: Charles Laird

Charles LairdFlying Tristram provided star South African horseman Charles Laird with yet another big race winner when he scored an impressive victory in the Group Three Cup Trial (1800m) at Clairwood overnight.

A $280,000 purchase by Laird from the 2008 Magic Millions Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast, Flying Tristram sat on the pace and finished too well for his rivals to score in great fashion.

The Brooklyn Lodge graduate is a great advertisement for the Australian thoroughbred industry being by Flying Spur and from a mare by Octagonal.

He joins a long line of stakes winners purchased by Laird for the Jooste family from the famous Gold Coast sales ring.

Flying Tristram’s dam My Southern Bell was a winner in Sydney over a staying trip. She is a half sister to the stakes performer Star of the Seas.

Another of her half sisters, the lightly raced Machen, is the dam of the former outstanding juvenile and Magic Millions Perth Classic winner Wolfe Dreams.

Further back it is the same family as trail blazing Magic Millions graduate Dance Hero – the only horse to have won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January before sweeping the Sydney juvenile triple crown.

Flying Tristram notched a milestone for popular Arrowfield Stud based sire Flying Spur – his 75th individual stakes winner.