|Vow and Declare has provided a massive boost to January’s 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale with a thrilling win in today’s Group One $7.75 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington.|
The Queensland bred and owned Vow and Declare is now the winner of over $5.4 million and he gave his Gold Coast sale bound half sister by Star Witness a perfectly timed pedigree update.
With catalogues heading to the printers in just a few days the boost for the Widden Stud consigned youngster was welcomed by Noosa based breeder Paul Lanskey.
Lanskey, along with wife Helga, raced Vow and Declare’s mother Geblitzt after parting with $20,000 to buy her at the 2008 Gold Coast Yearling Sale. A winner of five, Geblitzt won three races in Brisbane when prepared by Steven O’Dea before winning in Sydney with Joe Pride.
As well as being the dam of Vow and Declare, Geblitzt has also produced the Melbourne stakes winner and $440,000 earner Lycurgus – the versatile galloper is a full brother to the sales bound filly.
And in an interesting twist, the half sister to Vow and Declare has been confirmed as Lot 329 – the same lot number in 2013 of Australia’s record breaking world champion Winx.
The 2020 Gold Coast Yearling Sale will commence on January 8, with Vow and Declare’s half sister to feature on Day Two. The much anticipated catalogue will be released online soon.