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A change in sales strategy for one of Victoria’s prime commercial thoroughbred operations will be first seen at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale this week.

Burnewang North is selling all of their weanlings this season which includes an impressive draft of 20 youngsters to be offered on the Gold Coast and owner Cathy Hains is confident this is the right direction for Burnewang North.

“We have successfully participated in the weanling market over the past few years, but what is different with this draft is that we are now selling all our stock as weanlings,” Hains said.

“I think it is the right place for us, but, as they say in business, it is like Russian Roulette. You can be right, you can be wrong, but you can never be certain, so I’m not certain, but I am looking forward to it just the same.

“The pin-hook market is an attractive broadening market, whereas the yearling market at the top-end is becoming more and more expensive, and the middle market, where we sit, is becoming more and more competitive. We need to be on the front foot.

“These young horses are a commercial group from proven sires and with some excellent pedigree updates that will get the right attention from the smart buying bench.”

The Burnewang weanlings appeal a to broad range of buyers and are by some of Australia’s best sires including Pierro, Sebring, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, Vancouver and Dissident as well as Victorian sires Magnus and Written Tycoon.

“The most important thing is that each weanling has had the very best start to life at Burnewang North under our valued staff including Emma and Aaron Todd,” Cathy Hains concluded.

“Our horses have all has individual care and attention and have been beautifully prepared and educated. This gives peace of mind to buyers of a Burnewang North weanling, that they have a solid foundation to enable them to go onwards and upwards for their new owners.”

Some highlights include:

Lot 28 Filly Dissident x Albaicin – is a quality filly with a lovely family backing her. She has a nice strong frame, good deep colour and stands over ground. An outstanding filly with guaranteed residual value.

Lot 171 Colt Pierro x Feeling Positive – has standout presence and looks as though he will grow into an exceptional yearling. This colt has everything buyers will be looking for – size, bone, correct, he moves with genuine purpose and really looks like a racehorse.

Lot 225 Filly Sebring x Idyllic Mood – lovely first foal from a family with a big page. This filly is an exceptional type who has a lovely confidence about her.

Lot 248 colt Pierro x Kapcher – impressive black colt with good size and substance. Lovely kind temperament and very easy to work with. This one from a daughter of Group 1 winner Kapchat from the family of top class Group winners Star of Giselle and Solicit.

Lot 317 Colt Exosphere x Midnight Fantasy – from first season sire Exosphere this colt is a neat, athletic colt with a touch of class.

Lot 418 Filly Written Tycoon x Royal Lineup – is a neat, well balanced individual who is one of the nicest movers we’ve seen. She is all class and has that deep chestnut coat that catches your eye. This filly is from the family of $7 million earner Criterion.

Lot 440 Filly Hinchinbrook x Sharp Secretary (USA) – very attractive filly with good scope and plenty of leg. Lovely fronted filly who has blossomed during the prep. She is the third foal of a US stakes-winner.

Lot 523 Colt Sebring x Vintage Rock – this colt has a beautiful shoulder with lovely scope and balance. Good bone and strength all round – he is a serious horse. Half-brother to stakes-winner Ayers Rock from a mare that has had three to race all winners.

The full draft of Burnewang weanlings can be seen here at

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