One of Tasmania’s leading breeders is doing his bit in support the state’s Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal.
Alwyn “Ace” Shaw, of Aceland Stud, has decided to donate half the proceeds from the sale of one of his colts at the upcoming Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale.
The subject youngster, Lot 133, is a colt by exciting first season sire All American and is the first foal of the twice winning Belong to Me mare Whitemore Dynasty.
Magic Millions have supported the initiative and will donate the sale entry fee and half of all commissions on the colt.
As a bonus to the buyer, the colt will be sold having already been “paid up” for the Australia wide Magic Millions Race Series – a value of $3,300.
“This is a great initiative from Ace Shaw and the team from Aceland Stud,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox noted.
“We’re delighted to be able to support the wonderful act of generosity from Ace and we hope the colt will be popular at the sale and raise a healthy figure for the bushfire appeal.”
Aceland Stud has 10 yearlings catalogued, and will act as agent for another three, for the Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale in Launceston on February 14.
Shaw is a major supporter of the thoroughbred industry, particularly in Tasmania. His sponsorship includes the Magic Millions Tasmanian 2YO Classic through his Shaw Contracting operation.
“Life has been very good to me and this is a way of giving something back,” Shaw said.
“The bushfires in parts of Tasmanian have devastated many and I wanted to be able to contribute and came up with this idea.”
“Interest in the All American colt has been good and hopefully when he goes under the hammer on February 14 he can attract plenty of bids.”
“Thanks to Vin Cox, David Chester and the team from Magic Millions for their support of a great cause,” Shaw added.
In a fitting result Aceland Stud sold last year’s Magic Millions Tasmanian 2YO Classic winner Tiger’s Cub.
To view the online catalogue for the sale click here.