I AM INVINCIBLE is the sire of the moment. With a Quinella in the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares, followed by the dominant winner of the Magic Millions Snippets shortly after, his progeny are flying.
And you won’t find a better looking I Am Invincible colt on type than this outstanding colt from the Stakes placed mare Global Dream!
An aura of power and presence spread through the room as he strutted into the sales ring, and we were delighted to see the hammer come down for our top bid of $170,000.
We know the family well. Three-time winner BRAVE SONG, who will be targeted at the upcoming Autumn Carnival, descends from a family that has delivered numerous Group race winners, including Timbourina, Media and Brave Prince.
With plenty of two-year-old form in the family, this colt looks early and precocious. The dam is a two-time winner out of Fastnet Rock who finished fourth in the $2 Million Magic Millions 2YO Classic, while Media is a Gimcrack winner to derive from the family.
To secure an I Am Invincible colt of this quality and at this price is becoming a rarer feat with his burgeoning reputation as a sire.
Look out for further information on how to secure your share in this outstanding colt soon!
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EMPEROR’S WAY sprinted clear of the field to take the BenchMark 82 Tab.com.au Handicap over 1800m, on a successful afternoon for The Red with Emoclew and Moss Trip both winning at Kembla Grange.
The son of Roman Emperor was made to be patient on the straight with a gap not immediately forthcoming, however he exploded through when the split appeared to win by one and a half lengths ahead of Atlantic Fox.
Having finished a narrow second on his last start at Canterbury, Emperor’s Way scored a third career win and second of this preparation, as he continues to improve over a staying trip.
Glyn Schofield did the steering and was pleased with the attitude of the four-year-old.
“We were always travelling sweetly,” he said. “I didn’t want him to over race so we just settled a couple of pairs back. He travelled very well for me.
“There was a bit of an anxious moment when I put him into a narrow run and just wanted to see what desire he had and he loved it. He shouldered his way into the run and was strong to the line.”
Earlier in the day Triple Crown struck for a double in the final two races of the card at Kembla Grange, with talented filly Moss Trip showing a sharp turn of foot to score by a comfortable two lengths.
The three-year-old filly looked in a troubled spot when shuffled back to the rear of the field when entering the straight, however jockey Rory Hutchings never panicked, and delivered the daughter of Mossman with a race winning run on the outside, leaving her large group of owners to celebrate in style.
Emoclew struck for his first win in Race 6, with Rory Hutchings once again in the saddle to score a battling three-quarter length victory.
Congratulations to all winning owners!
DAY 2 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale saw the hammer fall on an athletic and well-bred Smart Missile filly for just $30,000 to Triple Crown Syndications.
Lot 436 is by the leading third-season sire and out of a full sister to dual Group 1 winning filly We Can Say It Now.
The sire, who defeated the likes of Champions Sepoy, Helmet and Foxwedge, has two runners in the $2 Million Magic Millions 2YO Classic, while Triple Crown’s Smartedge bids for success on the 3YO Guineas.
Indeed, Triple Crown have a 100% runners-winners record with Smart Missile progeny, including Listed two-year-old winner Jericho and Island Missile who is being targeted at the Listed Gosford Guineas.
Triple Crown director Chris Ward thought they’d found a real steal from what’s such a competitive sale.
“We liked her very much during inspections, so to get her for just $30,000 is outstanding value,” said Ward.
“She’s a well built filly and possesses a good strong pedigree behind her which will see her only get better with age.
“We’re excited to be bringing her back with us.”
Look out for details of how to secure your share in this filly very soon – at such unbelievable value, she won’t be around for long!
THE Magic Millions sales ring was at its most vibrant best on the first day of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Wednesday, where Triple Crown Syndications were delighted to secure a wonderful colt by dual Group 1 winner Hallowed Crown.
The hammer fell for $120,000, which we believe to be outstanding value for a colt with such eyecatching movements – and the same price for which we purchased The Everest winner and $8 Million earner Redzel from the exact same sales ring in 2014.
Triple Crown director Chris Ward was thrilled to get his hands on a principal target from the first day.
“He’s a beautifully bred colt,” said Ward. “He’s a big strong colt with a bit of extra length; very balanced and a beautiful mover.
“He looks like a real miler and certainly a fantastic Guineas type for the future.”
An unbeaten juvenile and Randwick Guineas winner himself, the first crop of Hallowed Crown has caught the attention of several buyers during yearling inspections, and it’s not hard to see why through this colt by the Darley Stallion.
The family of dam Miss Lombardi continues to produce top quality racehorses, most recently with exciting three-year-old Group 3 winner, Levendi.
Miss Lombardi herself is a half-sister to Stakes winners, with Group 1 winner Tully Thunder, and Listed winner Sufficient featuring prominently on the pedigree page, along with Group 1 runner up Fleur De’here.
This is a colt not to be missed out on! Look out for details of how to secure your share soon!
THE Magic Millions sale begins on Wednesday, January 10, and we take a look at three of our best buys from the Gold Coast!
Don’t miss out on your life changer in 2018!
(Snitzel ex Millrich) | The Everest | G1 Darley Classic, G1 Doomben 10,000 | G2 Shorts Stakes | G3 The Heath Stakes, G3 Hall Mark Stakes | $7,797,750 in prizemoney to date | $120,000 yearling
The World’s best sprinter – Redzel claimed six victories in 2017, including the world’s richest race on turf, The Everest, and a pair of Group 1 races in the Doomben 10,000 and Darley Classic.
A winner of $7,797,750 in prizemoney, Redzel sits eighth on the list of record prizemoney earners in Australian racing history!
Redzel was purchased from the 2014 sale for $120,000, giving his owners an exceptional return on their investment. A real life changing horse!
Photo: Bradley Photographers
(Mossman ex Volantis) | G3 Gold Coast Guineas | G3 WJ Healy Stakes | 2nd G1 BTC Cup | Golden Slipper runner | $1,148,810 in prizemoney to date | $45,000 yearling at Magic Millions June Sale
The evergreen warrior has been one of the most consistent Stakes level performers over the last four years.
A two-time Group 3 winner, Dothraki was agonizingly defeated at Group 1 level in the BTC Cup by Malaguerra at Doomben in May 2016.
Another pre-Christmas-winning 2YO, Dothraki ran in the 2013 Golden Slipper and continues to race at the top level today, having been placed in two Group races in 2017.
A winner of $1,148,685 in prizemoney, Dothraki has proven a money spinner since his $45,000 purchase in 2012.
3) Charlie Boy
(Myboycharlie ex Maritime) | G2 Danehill Stakes | G3 Liverpool City Cup, G3 BRC Sprint | 2nd G1 Doomben 10,000 | Golden Slipper runner | $896,675 in prizemoney to date | $80,000 yearling
A pre-Christmas 2YO winner and Golden Slipper runner, Charlie Boy missed out on Group 1 success by just a head when a fine second in the Doomben 10,000 in 2015.
Charlie has taken his owners on an extraordinary ride, featuring Group 2 success at Flemington in the Danehill Stakes, and Group 3 victories at Randwick and Doomben.
A great character in the stable, Charlie continues to be a star for his owners!
TRIPLE CROWN will have four chances at success in Saturday’s lucrative Magic Millions Gold Coast raceday on January 13, including Smartedge who lines up in the $2 Million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.
The son of Smart Missile secured his spot in the field after a runner-up performance at Randwick on New Year’s Day and has drawn barrier 17 for the 1400m race, with Tye Angland riding.
Heading into the race third up for the preparation, co-trainer Peter Snowden says he’ll be arriving there in excellent shape.
“His run was good the last time. He’s a big galloping horse and he just got beaten by one that had the run on him off a slow pace,” said Snowden.
“He’s still learning and will take improvement from that run into the Magic Millions. He’s been trained with the race in mind since he began this preparation so he’s heading there in excellent order.
“The barrier draw isn’t ideal but he’s one that will look to get off heels and do his best work late so we can still look forward to a good showing.”
Joining Smartedge will be million dollar earner and Group 3 winner Dothraki, who goes in the Magic Millions Sprint, as well as mares Denpurr and Secret Trail, who will line up in the filly & mare race and QTIS Handicap respectively.
Dothraki, a $45,000 yearling purchase in 2012, heads to the Gold Coast in good form having most recently finished second in the Listed Christmas Classic at Randwick behind Group 1 winner Music Magnate.
Last year he finished fourth in the race when going in first up, and Snowden feels the benefit of two runs will see him peak for Saturday.
“Dothraki is going well and he put up a much improved performance last time out which gives us every indication he can be competitive again,” said Snowden.
“He’s pulled up well from that run and he’s another who has been trained with the race in mind this year which sees him head there in the best possible condition.
“Hopefully he can stick his neck out and go one better this time.”
Photo: Bradley Photographers
THREE-YEAR-OLD filly Wooshka continues to make great strides as she completed a comfortable victory at Canterbury’s Friday night meeting to get Triple Crown’s 2018 off to a flyer.
The daughter of Written Tycoon was never troubled as she flew the gates and led the four-runner field from start to finish to score a three-length victory, adding to her win over course and distance on December 20.
For co-trainer Peter Snowden it was job done on a warm night meeting.
“She’s been a bit down in confidence but no doubt these last two wins will go a long way in getting that confidence back,” said Snowden.
“The small field doesn’t give us a great guide but she was well rated and well ridden and got the job done.
“The race was run to suit and it was nothing more than a working gallop for her. Blake controlled the speed and it was always going to make it hard for them to pass her and we got the job well done.”
TWO-YEAR-OLD Exceed And Excel filly Misteed has shown plenty of ability in two trials wins and makes her eagerly anticipated debut at Canterbury this evening.
The $150,000 Magic Millions purchase made improved strides forward from her initial trial win at Randwick on December 11, where she worked late between horses to claim victory, to her most recent trial win at Rosehill on December 22, where she was impressive in putting a length and a quarter into the field on the bridle.
She lines up in Race 3 at Friday’s night meeting, the 1100m 2YO Maiden Handicap for fillies, and trainer Peter Snowden is predicting a bright future ahead.
“Her two trials have been quite solid and she’s shown plenty of ability at home,” said Snowden.
“We’re really happy with her and she’s drawn a nice gate for the race where she should get a good run.
“Off her work and the evidence in the trials we’re hopeful of seeing a forward showing from her tonight.”
Elsewhere on the card and last time out winner Wooshka bids to follow up in Race 1, the 3YO fillies BenchMark 73 Handicap over 1250m, where the daughter of Written Tycoon faces just the three rivals.
“She’s trained on nicely from her win which was on the same track and distance as this race,” said Snowden. “It looks a good opportunity for her with plenty in her favour and we’ll look for her to be very competitive tonight.”
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BRAVE SONG further increased his stock in a clinical display at Royal Randwick on Saturday to take the #TheRaces Handicap over 1200m, ending a record-breaking 2017 on a winning note for Triple Crown Syndications.
The three-year-old colt took the step up to Saturday metro grade after an eye catching triumph at Canterbury last time out, and was once again impressive in justifying his position as the $1.55 favourite, running out a half-length winner in class record time to send his many on course owners into raptures!
Jockey Glyn Schofield delivered a patient ride on Brave Song, settling the son of Your Song in midfield before unleashing the powerful colt with a winning run, with trainers Peter & Paul Snowden mapping out what lies next for the $67,500 purchase, who took his record to three wins from five starts.
“We reflected on his last defeat and thought he might be a horse that needs to save up for one strong finishing burst and he was ridden accordingly,” said Paul Snowden.
“He hasn’t met anything of substance yet but he keeps on winning. We’re heading into a carnival so these things need to be mapped out in the next six weeks but at the moment he’s in form and there are races around for him so we’ll keep him going.”
Triple Crown had three horses in Stakes action on a busy Saturday, and the evergreen Dothraki once again performed admirably finishing a valiant second behind the Bjorn Baker-trained Group 1 winner Music Magnate in the Listed Christmas Classic.
A million dollar earner, Dothraki has now won or placed in 23 of his 40 starts, the majority of which have been at Stakes level. Dothraki will now be targeted at the $1 Million Magic Millions Sprint on January 13 with Paul Snowden happy with his improved performance.
“He was solid again, but found one a bit better on the day,” said Snowden. “He’s going really well an we’ll head towards the Magic Millions and with a bit of luck in running he can run one better for us.”
TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATIONS look to end a phenomenal 2017 in style, with The Red silks boasting three runners in Stakes action on Saturday in Dothraki, Denpurr and Brazen Moss, while impressive last start winner Brave Song returns.
The older stalwart and young pretender take to the Royal Randwick turf as seven-year-old, Million dollar earner Dothraki goes for glory in the 1200m Listed Christmas Stakes, and three-year-old colt Brave Song, an impressive recent winner at Canterbury, lines up in the BenchMark 80 Handicap over 1200m.
A two-time Group 3 winner and Golden Slipper runner, Dothraki has been a regular sight in Stakes company since his two-year-old year, and arrives at the Christmas Classic off the back of an impressive trial win at Rosehill on December 22, in what will be his final lead up before returning for a bid at glory in the $1 Million Magic Millions Sprint on the Gold Coast on January 13.
Ben Melham takes the ride on Dothraki for the first time, who will jump from Barrier 4.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden says the son of Mossman goes there in good order. “I’m happy with the horse,” said Snowden. “He trialed nicely at Rosehill recently just to top him up for today and he’s done everything right since.
“He looks well and bright in himself and he’s there to run well [on Saturday].”
Your Song colt Brave Song turned heads with his most recent win at Canterbury, as he was shuffled back to the rear of the field on the turn for home before accelerating to the front and going on to win by one and a quarter lengths.
That win took his record to two wins from four starts and the $67,500 purchase looks to continue his progress though the grades as he steps up to Saturday’s BenchMark 80 field, for which he is a $1.85 favourite with TAB.com.au for the #TheRaces Handicap.
“He’s done everything right since his last start and I’ve been very happy with his work,” said Snowden. “He’s still lightly raced and we’re still learning about the horse but we’ve kept him at 1200m for tomorrow.
“I’m very happy with the horse. His most recent piece of work was excellent and he’s a horse on the way up this preparation.
“It’s never easy to give away age and experience as he is and it’ll be a good test for him tomorrow.”
Joining Dothraki in the Christmas Classic is Denpurr, who likewise arrives fresh off a good trial and will be Magic Millions bound after this race.
In Queensland Brazen Moss looks to continue his excellent run of form with Tony Gollan, and looks to build on an eye catching performance last time out with a bold showing in Saturday’s Magic Millions Listed Bernborough Handicap at Doomben.