Pierro led a memorable stakes winning streak for graduates of leading Australian thoroughbred sales company Magic Millions on Saturday.
The Gai Watrehouse trained champion was one of seven individual stakes winners around the country on a big day’s racing.
A son of Lonhro, Pierro proved too classy for stablemate More Joyous in the Group One Canterbury Stakes in a performance that impressed first time rider Jim Cassidy.
Cassidy ranked Pierro higher than Hall of Fame galloper Might and Power and said the colt was an undisputed champion.
Pierro was bred by Darley and sold by that operation for $115,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale where he was purchased by David Kobritz.
The colt was a successful pin-hook for Kobritz after selling through his Musk Creek Farm draft for $230,000 at the 2011 Gold Coast Yearling Sale to Gai Waterhouse.
Pierro was purchased by Waterhouse for Sydney based stable clients Greg and Donna Kolivos.
With over $3.8 million in earnings, Pierro is one of the world’s most valuable colts.
Earlier on the Rosehill card See the World scored a record breaking win in the listed Maurice McCarten Stakes.
Prepared by Joe Pride, See the World steamed home from last to win in impressive fashion in race record time.
See the World, a son of Danzero, was purchased from the Swettenham Stud draft for $120,000 at the 2008 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
An eight time winner and earner of over $400,000, See the World is a half brother to the group performed six time winner Boys on Tour.
The colours made famous by Brisbane sprint sensation Chief de Beers were flying high in Melbourne on Saturday when quality sprinter Ready to Rip won the feature at Caulfield.
A stablemate of world champion sprinter Black Caviar, Ready to Rip proved too classy for a crack field to win despite being lumped with 60 kilograms.
Bred and sold by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud, Ready to Rip was purchased for $55,000 from the Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Barry Greenup. He’s now won over $540,000.
A half brother to group placed five time winner Sir Lago, Ready to Rip is by More Than Ready and from a well bred daughter of Danehill.
The Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic form received a boost when the first two placegetters from February ran the quinella in Saturday’s Gimcrack Stakes at Ascot.
Camporella, a daughter of Exceed and Excel trained by Dan Morton, held out Vampi Lass in a great lead up to the $500,000 Karrakatta Plate.
A graduate of Newhaven Park, Camporella is from the Dark Jewel Classic winner Really Flying – a daughter of Real Quiet.
Purchased for $140,000 from last year’s Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Camporella has already earned connections over $220,000 from just five runs.
Beach Express, a $30,000 Perth Yearling Sale purchase from Mungrup Stud, scored a breakthrough stakes win in the WATC Stakes at Ascot.
A son of Success Express and the group performed Acecay mare Sengiggi Beach, Beach Express sent his earnings past $280,000 when he notched win eight, but first at black type level.
On the speed throughout, Beach Express raced clear in the home straight to win by three and a half lengths for Daniel Staeck and Adam Durrant.
The Perth autumn classics are approaching and Ascot played host to two of the important lead up races for both and in an intriguing result both winners were purchased from the Adelaide Yearling Sale.
Moreish made it back to back stakes wins when she stormed home from the tail of the field to easily win the listed Natasha Stakes.
A $35,000 purchase for senior part owner Matthew Reilly from the Baramul Stud draft at the 2011 Adelaide Yearling Sale, Moreish is a daughter of More Than Ready.
At her previous run Moreish had won the listed Ascot One Thousand Guineas, also at listed level for trainer Sharon Miller.
Just over half an hour later another graduate of the 2011 Adelaide Yearling Sale was successful in the Derby lead up, the JC Roberts Stakes.
A $30,000 purchase from the Kambula Stud draft, Saturday Skies was purchased by Commercial Bloodstock Services on behalf of trainer Ted Martinovich.
The first Australian stakes winner for Distorted Humor’s group one winning son Any Given Saturday, Saturday Skies recently ran second in the Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy.
Saturday Skies has already earned his connections over $177,000 and that figure looks destined to rise over the coming weeks.
The win of Saturday Skies gave comeback rider Daniel Ganderton his first stakes win in Perth since relocating late last year to Western Australia.