Magic Millions Yearling Sales: Sires to Watch

Magic Millions Yearling Sales: Sires to Watch

If you thought this year’s was next level, get ready to be taken into another stratosphere in January – the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale catalogue is a real page turner, from the first to the very last lot.

“We would like to thank the breeders and vendors of Australasia for their incredible support,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “With the outstanding quality of this catalogue we will be able to attract a market that will repay their confidence in Magic Millions.”
The signature yearling sale of Australasia’s number one source of stakes winners comprises 96 individual sires across 816 lots catalogued in Book 1 and 214 lots in Book 2.

Here are some of the stand out American Sires buyers should be paying attention to at the sale.

B. f.-Amatista ………………………… 898
B. or Br. c.-Festival Princess (IRE) 10
B. f.-Fusaichi Rose…………………… 39
Ch. f.-Gold Letter …………………….. 54
B. c.-Indy Cash (USA)…………….. 111
B. c.-Kristeva ………………………… 143
Ch. c.-Love All (USA) ……………… 185
Ch. f.-Mongolia ……………………… 244
B. f.-Ocean Fleet (NZ)…………….. 279
B. c.-Popular Acclaim …………….. 825
B. f.-Royal Dance…………………… 400
B. f.-Senseless War (USA) ………. 435
Ch. f.-Skip Along (GB) ……………. 460
B. c.-Tales of Lilakyn………………. 509
B. c.-Tianjin Rock…………………… 527

Declaration of War is well worth trying with mares by Mr Prospector’s grandsons, including STREET CRY (War Front has two SW’s from his first four foals) and ELUSIVE QUALITY (War Front has two Gr.2-placed winners from five foals). The branches of the Mr Prospector line which have excelled with Giant’s Causeway include KINGMAMBO, SEEKING THE GOLD and Street Cry’s sire MACHIAVELLIAN (broodmare sire of a $350,000 colt from Declaration of War’s first crop).

Another branch of the RAISEANATIVE male line helped supply War Front with his triple Gr.1 winning champion juvenile Air Force Blue. His dam is by MARIA’S MON, which suggests daughters of SUPER SAVER will also suit.

War Front has sired Graded winners from mares by A.P.INDY and his son PULPIT (19% SW’s to foals). This suggests Declaration Of War will suit daughters of MALIBU MOON, MINESHAFT and CONGRATS. A first-crop colt out of a MALIBU MOON mare sold for $400,000. BERNARDINI and TAPIT mares also hold plenty of appeal.

War Front has several good winners inbred 2×4 to DANZIG, including the Gr.1-winning two-year-olds Hit It A Bomb and Brave Anna. A Declaration Of War colt which sold for €475,000 ($530,000) is inbred 3×4 to DANZIG.

With his Danzig blood, Declaration Of War is a natural for GALILEO mares. War Front has two Gr.1 winning 2yo’s out of a SADLER’S WELLS mare, a Gr.2 winning 2yo out of a GALILEO mare, and a Gr.2 winner out of an EL PRADO mare. Declaration Of War has to be a strong contender for daughters of MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY.

At least six other grandsons of Danzig have sired Gr.1 winners from STORM CAT line mares, including from daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, HENNESSY and TALE OF THE CAT. Mares by SCAT DADDY would be a likeable option.

Br. or Gr. f.-Leinan (USA)………… 165
Ch. c.-Touch Love (USA)………… 532

Tapit has enjoyed remarkable success with mares carrying Storm Cat, who appears in 16 of his stakes winners – 12 graded and four Grade 1. This includes Grade 1 winners out of mares by Hennessy, Bluegrass Cat, Sir Cat, and Tabasco Cat and graded winners from daughters of Forestry, Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, and Menifee. Deputy Minister daughters have supplied the dams of Tapit Grade 1 winners Frosted and Tapizar, and Tapit also has a graded winner out of a mare by Graeme Hall, a son of the Deputy Minister horse Dehere.

From daughters of Sadler’s Wells’ son El Prado, Tapit has sired two stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Laragh, and also has a stakes winner out of a mare by El Prado’s son Medaglia d’Oro. Out of mares from the Danzig line, Tapit has a trio of stakes winners, and the cross with mares by War Front would be an appealing combination. Out of mares descending from Icecapade – a three-quarter relative to Northern Dancer – Tapit has a Grade 1 winner out of a Wild Again mare and stakes winners out of mares by Phone Trick and Wild Rush.

Tapit has been successful with some specific branches of Mr. Prospector, notably Gone West, including through Mr. Greeley and Grand Slam; Forty Niner, including through Distorted Humor and Editor’s Note, both broodmare sires of Tapit Grade 1 winners; Carson City and Cryptoclearance, both also Grade 1-producing crosses; Woodman; Unbridled’s Song; and Smoke Glacken and his sire Two Punch.

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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