Musk Creek Farm has a stellar group of yearlings that they are presenting to the buying bench at this year’s Magic Million’s Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast.
Scott Williamson, Musk Creeks Stud Manager is pleased with the quality of the draft as a whole and is optimistic that he is presenting the style of horse that will generate buyer interest.
“We have chosen this group of yearlings for the Magic Millions yearling sale as they are a forward bunch of yearlings, and all good types. The pin-hooks were selected by us from the weanling sales last year, and we felt that they were horses that would develop and progress well towards the yearling sales, from commercial and popular sires.”
“We like to bring horses here that we feel trainers can go on with and prepare for the early races, as we have done in the past with Unite And Conquer – who is one of the favourites for the $2 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic over 1200 metres this Saturday.”
Unite and Conquer was purchased by Bluebloods Thoroughbreds in conjunction with co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott for $80,000 at the 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Musk Creek Farm draft.
“We have a naturally athletic group, that we have nurtured to improve during their preparation. We give them a kind grounding and encourage a solid education and mental development. We don’t go too hard on them, as we want them to still have plenty to offer to the trainers after the sale.”
“We believe our draft has a yearling to offer everyone, with some lovely pedigreed fillies and athletic colts that includes Lot 743, a Vancouver colt is from a family boasting dual Group 1 winners.
Purchased for $140,000 from the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, he carries an impressive pedigree page being out of Light Touch (Charge Forward), a stakes-placed mare from the family of the Group 1 winner Merchant Navy (Fastnet Rock) and Bonaria (Redoute’s Choice).
There is also a physically impressive colt by Spirit Of Boom (Lot 412) that will no doubt be very well received.”
Lot 412 cost $150,000 from Magic Millions National Weanling Sale and the new owners should have fun naming him, being out of Red Dazzler mare Boomalicious.
“He has strength where he needs it. He has great hip, an excellent walk and is very relaxed. That temperament seems to be standard for Spirit Of Boom and he parades the same every time he comes out,” Williamson said.
While representing the Victorian sires, Musk Creek is presenting a well-developed Street Boss filly and an outstanding Fighting Sun colt, that is the only one representing his sire in the sale.
“A first foal out of a Fastnet Rock mare, the Street Boss filly is a forward, big, strong filly that will impress the buyers. She has a lot of Fastnet Rock about her, and Street Boss is doing a fantastic job, getting a lot of winners.”
“Frankie, our Fighting Sun colt is out of the Lonhro mare Madoni, who boasts a current up and running family thanks to her first foal, Mockery. Mockery won her trial at Cranbourne impressively with the fastest heat of the day before going on to perform in the Listed Debutant stakes in her first start. Although without luck, she is continuing to improve for trainer John McCardle, who holds a very high opinion of her.”
“He offers a great page, being from the family of Listen Here, Shooting to Win and Deep Field and he is related to the Mick Price-trained filly, She’s So High for Blueblood Thoroughbreds.”
“We are here to sell, and we want to be known as a farm that sells their horses, as we bring them all this way, our number one aim is to find them all great homes so they can capitalise on their future success on the track,” Williamson said.
“We want the horses to be a success and then for the owners to return to us in the future.”
“Our horses are prepared with its future in mind – as they are not only going to be racehorses that represent the people that buy them, they also represent our brand.”