WE LOVE a SMART MISSILE at Triple Crown. The Champion First-Season sire and now Group 1 winning sire has proven a prolific source of winners since his first crop hit the track and is clearly delivering at stud.
And this colt has a top quality pedigree page, being out of Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner SHARED REFLECTIONS who finished sixth in the Golden Slipper during an exceptional juvenile campaign.
This is a strong colt – similar in mould to our other Smart Missile colts, of which we’ve had fantastic success including the Stakes placed ISLAND MISSILE and multiple city winner SMARTEDGE!
Smart Missile had a breakthrough year in 2018, with maiden Group 1 winner MAID OF HEAVEN delivering top level success on the track, as well as the brilliantly talented 1000 Guineas winner SMART MELODY!
“This is a really athletic, running type who caught our eye from the moment we saw him at the sales complex”
This is a really impressive pedigree page. SHARED REFLECTIONS was a top level performer on the racetrack and has thrown two winners from two foals to race thus far, including City winner Fiery Trail.
Further Stakes winners appear throughout the family, including Black Opal winner SPEED WEEK, JOLANDA & Group 1 runner-up EL CUENTO!
Shares will not be around for long in this colt, and at just $15,990 per 10% or $7,995 per 5% he represents super value!
TRIPLE CROWN kicked off sales season at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast with seven stunning yearling buys – with shares available shortly!!
Don’t miss your chance to join the two-time Everest winners, and Australia’s leading syndicators, in these crackings buys!
BY the established sire of Golden Slipper winner CAPITALIST, Blue Diamond winner WRITTEN BY as well as Group 1 winners LUNA ROSSA, TYCOON TARA and MUSIC MAGNATE, we our excited to offer this fantastic colt by WRITTEN TYCOON!
Out of the Stakes winning mare DORF COMMAND, who finished second in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes – a race which Redzel won in 2018 – this is a strong, fluent moving colt of the highest calibre!
Written Tycoon is a fantastic source of precocious 2YO talent, and this is a real speed pedigree!
“What an athlete! Quite apart from being a colt by incredible 2YO source in WRITTEN TYCOON, from a proven producer, this special colt is a seriously good mover. He is a lovely type – a beautifully balanced and fluent mover, just like all the good ones.” – Michael Ward
THE Smart Missile breed has proven an incredibly reliable source of winners! The Champion First-Season Sire had a break through year in 2018, with Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes winner MAID OF HEAVEN and talented Group 2 winning filly SMART MELODY! We’ve had fantastic success with the progeny of Smart Missile, with multiple city winners Smartedge and Island Missile, and talented two-time winning filly Ballistica within the team!
This colt is out Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner SHARED REFLECTIONS, who was fourth in the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes as a two-year-old, and from a prolific Stakes-winning family of JOLANDA, EL CUENTO and Black Opal winner SPEED WEEK!
“This is a really athletic, running type who caught our eye from the moment we saw him at the sales complex” – Michael Ward
DEEP FIELD ex LAZUMBA filly
OUR final purchase from the Magic Millions sale, we waited patiently to capture this gorgeous filly by DEEP FIELD!
From the sought after NORTHERN METEOR bloodline, Deep Field was a dominant front-running sprinter, landing a Group 2 down the Flemington straight after going unbeaten in his first five starts. His first 2YOs have caught the eye on the track, including Hawker Hurricane, who took the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic at Ballarat.
LAZUMBA is a two time winning mare who was runner-up in the Group 2 VRC Sires Produce as a 2YO and is a granddaughter of Group 2 winner EXCITED ANGEL and from the family of Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes winner MONTOYA’S SECRET.
A WINNER of the sire-making Group 1 Golden Rose, EXOSPHERE has been a standout at the Magic Millions Sale with his yearlings, and this colt is a pick of the bunch!
Out of the multiple Stakes-placed mare ABSOLUTE FAITH (including in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes), our colt is from a global multiple Stakes winning family. In Australia, we see the Champion 3YO colt HELENUS on the pedigree page – A winner of the Group 1 trio in the Victoria Derby, Caulfield Guineas and Rosehill Guineas and over $2 million in prizemoney.
MARLEY’S FREEDOM & NOBLE BIRD are both Group 1 winners in America, while the third Dam TENDER CAMILLA is a Group 2 winner in Ireland and Royal Ascot runner-up.
DISSIDENT has had another strong sale after an impressive 1st crop to pass through the ring last year, and this filly is a wonderful, elegant mover, with good size and strength about her.
DISSIDENT was a Group 1 winner at 3, 4 and 5, collecting both the Horse of the Year and Champion Sprinter awards in 2015.
This filly has a pedigree page as impressive as her physique, and is out a half sister to the Stakes winner HARLEM RIVER, and from the superb family of Group 1 winner IN HER TIME!
Fourteen Stakes winners have been produced on this SEBRING/DANEHILL cross, including this season’s brilliant 1,000 Guineas winner AMPHITRITE!
WHO doesn’t love a grey?! And this filly is as elegant as they come!
Her sire SCISSOR KICK, exploded onto the scene in 2014, winning twice as a 2YO before defeating Panzer Division in the Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes. He then went within 0.2 lengths of becoming a Group 1 winner, when just touched off by Hallowed Crown in the Group 1 Golden Rose, defeating Shooting To Win in third.
DE GROOVE has already produced two Stakes placed sons in TOP ME UP and GENERAL GROOVE, while she has a son in Hong Kong was a four-length winner at Sha Tin in January, and looks to have Group-race potential.
REAL IMPACT is an exciting addition to the Stallion ranks this year with the Japanese sensation having stood at Arrowfield Stud.
The son of DEEP IMPACT was a Group 1 winner in his native Japan, before coming to Australia during his final racing preparation, winning the Group 1 George Ryder and was runner-up in the Group 1 Donacaster Handicap.
The filly is out of the Group 2 winner RIBE and a half-sister to Group 1 Blue Diamond winner REAAN! A brilliant physical type and a really exciting prospect!
Onslaught gave Triple Crown owners a major thrill in a spectacular three-way finish in the $125,000 Australian Turf Club BenchMark 88 Handicap (1400m) and Randwick on January 12.
Ridden to perfection by Christian Reith, the pair sat comfortably off the hot tempo behind Samadoubt, before knuckling down and getting to the business end of things at the 300 metres.
The five-year-old Snitzel gelding fought it out hard all the way to the line to reel in the leader while holding out Organza in the tightest of margins, so tight in the fact that the placings for second were declared a dead heat.
From 21 career starts, Onslaught has won six, placed second once and third on four occasions, for total prizemoney of more than $222,000, having been purchased by Chris & Michael Ward as a yearling for $125,000.
“He’s such a good little trier this horse,” explained co-trainer Paul Snowden.
“All the breaks went his way today but he was not going to give in and let the other two beat him to the line, it was a simple as that. It was a very gutsy performance and a top ride by Christian.”
BALLISTICA flashed home at Gosford to win the BenchMark 64 Handicap over 1200m and ending a sensational year on a winning note for Triple Crown Syndications and our owners.
The three-year-old filly struck at the same track for her maiden victory in the final days of last season, and she found form once more on the final day of the calendar year.
Trained by Bjorn Baker, the filly by Smart Missile was purchased by Chris and Michael Ward of Triple Crown for just $40,000 at the Inglis Classic Sale in 2017, and her second career victory saw her prizemoney earned soar to $42,395.
After getting away fairly into stride, Ballistica found herself three wide for the majority of the trip, with jockey Corey Brown starting his run on the filly before the home turn. After balancing up Ballistica let down strongly, picking up the leader Rogue Runner on the post.
Trainer Bjorn Baker was pleased how Ballistica saluted the hard way on the Central Coast. “It was a good effort from the filly,” said Baker. “To be three deep and win regardless is a really good effort.
“We’ll make she comes through the run well and she has plenty of options going forward.
“She’s a nice filly and one we can have plenty more fun with in 2019.”
A GOLDEN SLIPPER runner at 2, a Group 2 winner at 8 – with the small matter of nearly $1.5 million in prizemoney along the way; Dothraki is one of Australia’s most popular horses in training and on Saturday, the evergreen son of Mossman makes his 50th career start, six years to the day after claiming his first victory as a baby-faced two-year-old at Canterbury in 2012.
Dothraki has taken his owners on an incredible and thrilling journey in racehorse ownership. One that has spanned Australia’s most prestigious prizes and Stakes wins at Randwick, Rosehill, Flemington and the Gold Coast.
Now an eight-year-old, the $45,000 Magic Millions purchase has earned $1,463,135 in career prizemoney, and has won or placed in an incredible 28 of his 49 runs, claiming his greatest career triumph to date in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Stakes at Flemington in September this year.
On Saturday, he heads to Doomben where he takes on the Listed Magic Millions Falvelon Stakes over 1100m, on his way to what would be a third appearance at the lucrative Magic Millions Raceday on January 12.
Carrying a top weight of 61kg, Dothraki takes on 15 rivals as he bids for victory from barrier 12, with Jim Byrne in the saddle, a Group 1 winning jockey in The Red silks when delivering Redzel to victory in the 2017 Doomben 10,000.
Best of luck to his owners and let’s hope we’re celebrating a winner for Dothraki’s 50th start!
MILITARY ZONE was every inch the emphatic winner of the Listed Gosford Guineas over 1200m on Friday as he sprinted clear of the chasing pack to win by a cosy one and a half lengths, bringing up a seventh Triple Crown Stakes winner for 2018.
Settling in the final third of the field, jokey James McDonald gave his mount a fantastic patient ride, as Military Zone circled his rivals on the bend and made light work of his rivals in the straight to claim the $151,000 race.
The son of Epaulette took his record to an impressive three wins from six starts, and the $140,000 Inglis Premier purchase took his career earnings to beyond $200,000 with the win.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden was delighted with the dominant victory.
“That was a huge win today,” said Snowden. “We’ve always known he’s got that sort of ability and it was great to see him go out and show that today.
“He had a bit of work to do at the corner but he had them rounded up in three strides in the straight. It’s the sign of a good horse and very exciting horse at that.”
TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATIONS will be looking to put the gloss on what’s been a sensational 2018 when Military Zone heads into battle for the Gosford Guineas at the Central Coast’s feature race meeting on Friday.
A total of six individual Stakes winners have been forthcoming for Triple Crown during 2018, and Military Zone will be seeking to make that seven when he takes on the Listed contest over 1200m.
The Red silks went so close to taking the last edition of the race, as Island Missile went down by the narrowest of margins when storming home from the rear of the field in January this year, and Military Zone will look to unleash a similar turn of foot in his bid to go one better.
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The son of Epaulette was purchased by Chris and Michael Ward of Triple Crown for $140,000 from the Inglis Premier Sale in 2017, and currently holds a record of two wins from five starts. The three-year-old returned this preparation with a fourth place finish at Randwick over 1100m on December 15 and steps up to 1200m with James McDonald taking the reins.
Military Zone takes on ten rivals, with trainer Peter Snowden was optimistic of a good performance from his charge.
“It’s a solid race with two or three good hopes in there,” said Snowden. “I’m very happy with the horse and his last piece of work was very good.
“He’s been great through the week and come on really well since that first run. We’ll need a little bit of luck in running as you always do, but he’s going there in good form.”
THE SALES season is beckoning and here at Triple Crown Syndications, we want to hear from YOU!
Our selection process starts now as we analyse the sales catalogues and begin inspections of the 2019 yearlings next week – and you can be a part of that process by filling out the Triple Crown survey for 2019.
A sprinter or a stayer? A sire you’d like to race the progeny of – have your say before we head to the sales in 2019!
SALES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
9-13th January – Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales
9-14th February – Inglis Classic Sale
3rd-6th March – Inglis Premier Sale
8-10th April – Inglis Easter Sale
THAT SONG hit the high notes at Gosford on Thursday as he prevailed superior in the Maiden Plate over 1100m.
The son of Your Song settled back in the field, but showed a good sprint off a slow tempo to notch his first career win, defeating Impurity by half a length.
The three-year-old showed his talent two starts back when finishing second at Randwick on Melbourne Cup day, and that proved the pick of the form after he skipped clear for what was a comfortable victory under jockey Tim Clark.
The win continued the superb recent form of Triple Crown, with this a third win from as many runners in recent days, and a busy weekend of action to come with eight runners across cards at Rosehill and Newcastle on Saturday.
Congratulations to the owners of That Song – hopefully the first of many wins in the Triple Crown Red!
THE OWNERS of Poetic Charmer were back in the winners circle again as their warrior did it the hard way in backing up his victory at Canterbury on November 16, with another dominant win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
The son of Your Song led all the way in claiming a second career win under the lights a fortnight ago, but was forced back from the wide barrier in the BenchMark 70 Handicap over 1400m and despite travelling wide into the straight, Poetic Charmer was too good in claiming consecutive victories, winning by a length from He’s A Given.
A horse that has promised much, Poetic Charmer is now looking to deliver on his potential, with the four-year-old winning with something in hand under Tommy Berry. That success takes his career prizemoney through the $100,000 mark for the $65,000 Magic Millions yearling purchase.
Congratulations to his owners on another victory this preparation! Certainly a horse on the up!