Worldwide Streak For Hit Graduates


The barnstorming worldwide winning run of graduates of Australia’s leading breeze up style sale has continued over the past week.

With entries for the 2010 Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale closing tomorrow, past graduates continued to register impressive wins around the globe.

Fifteen Carat led the way for past graduates when on Saturday the outstanding three-year-old beat the older horses in the listed Tattersall’s Mile at Eagle Farm.

A day later the Shamardal youngster Gingerbread Man continued the run with an incredible victory in the Group Three Magic Millions Juvenile Championship at Kranji in Singapore.

Gingerbread Man looks a rising star and his trainer Bruce Marsh has no doubt he will be even further suited at longer trips as a three-year-old next year.

The budding champion of Singapore wasn’t the only Horses in Training Sale graduate in the winner’s stall at Kranji on Sunday – there were four in all.

Gingerbread ManSeize the Day, a $130,000 purchase last October, cruised home in his two and three-year-old event for Steven Burridge and Ronnie Stewart.

The Happy Giggle gelding hails from the family of Intergaze and was originally sold at the Adelaide Yearling Sale for $30,000.

Trustee, a gelding by Irish Royal and graduate of the 2004 HIT sale, notched career win number seven when he scored a thrilling win in the Class 5 event over 1400 metres.

Trained by Don Baertschiger and with John Powell in the saddle, Trustee sent his earnings past the $200,000 barrier with his latest success. 

Completing the four win haul was Esteem Power, a $16,000 Adelaide Yearling and $70,000 Gold Coast HIT purchase, in the last of 10 races.

Another member of the Steven Burridge stable, Esteem Power is one of two winners produced by the Dolphin Street mare Dolphin Miss.

At the corresponding meeting in Malaysia on Sunday another three Horses in Training Sale graduates were winners.

ShockingDon’t callme Uncle (Stromberg Carlson-Saljen; $42,000 at 2008 HIT sale), Glory Kingdom (King Cugat-Glory Girl; $47,500 at 2005 HIT sale) and Good Impression (Untouchable-La Beguine; $46,000 at 2008 HIT sale) all had their connections cheering with impressive wins.

“Over recent years the National Horses in Training Sale has confirmed its status as the number one breeze up style sale in the region – whether judged by vendor or buyers numbers or by the success level of graduates,”  Magic Millions Managing Director David Chester said.

“Our buyers at past sales will all be back in October to compete for the top racetrack prospects being offered this time around.”

“Virtually every day of the week we see graduates of this sale winning somewhere in the world – and you saw on Sunday we had four winners in Singapore – three in Malaysia and that came hot on the heels of a stakes winner in Brisbane on Saturday.”

“Buyers now know this sale is the leader of the field and vendors also would be aware that this sale is the place to be selling their quality athletes.”

At the 2007 sale Laurence Eales bid to $64,000 to secure a Street Cry colt from the draft of Washpool Lodge.

ShockingThat colt is better known as Shocking and last November he won Australia’s richest and most famous race, the $5 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

Shocking’s trainer Mark Kavanagh reports that the entire is back in work and will be aimed at defending his big two mile win later in the year.

The sale has also produced the outstanding Macau galloper Viva Pronto – a star galloper trainer by Gary Moore who has notched numerous big wins in Macau and also popped across to win at group level in Hong Kong.

Entry forms for the National Horses in Training Sale, as well as the major 2011 Magic Millions Yearling Sales, are available to be downloaded from the homepage of the Magic Millions website.

Anyone requiring more information should contact the Bloodstock Department of Magic Millions on 1300 MILLIONS or 07 5504 1200.