Erinvale Thoroughbreds John Kenneally is crossing his T’s and dotting his I’s, ready to head up north with an impressive group of foals for the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale next week.
Based west of Geelong, in Buckley at the historic Carawatha property, John has assembled a quality foal draft that represents some of the most exciting and fashionable sires of the moment.
“The focus for us over the past four years is to target the high-class weanling market and offer the best weanlings at the best weanling sale, which is the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast. There is no question that good foals make good money,” Kenneally said.
“There is a wide variety of commercial stallions represented, from strong and established female families and overall, they are just a fabulous bunch of horses. As a whole they are outstanding foals that will sell themselves.”
The Brazen Beau, Lot 491, is a lovely colt offered on behalf of Miscellany Bloodstock for good clients, David and Kathy Brown, who reside around half a dozen mares on farm.
“Brazen Beau as a stallion is hot and that is why he is here to be sold. The time is right, and he is an outstanding colt. He offers more size and scope than some I have seen at the recent yearling sales, as he seems to have a bit more stretch. He has a fantastic hind end, good shoulder and good head and coupled with the fact he can really move, he will deserve plenty of attention.”
The Zoustar colt, Lot 660 is out of the proven producing Zeditive mare Alborada. She is an Erinvale mare, and her Exceed and Excel colt Excelorada was a ten-time winner including two stakes victories.
“He has a strong pedigree, coupled with a flowing, big action on him. He is a balanced and handsome looking horse, and I am very pleased with him.”
“Everything Alborada has produced is an outstanding type, and he is no exception.”
The Cable Bay colt, Lot 88 is the only foal offered in the sale by the Woodside Park Stud stallion and is an excellent representation of his sire; being a correct, beautiful moving horse. He is out of the imported Raven’s Pass mare, Dal Riata (Ire), a half-sister to the Newmarket Group 1 winner Carry On Katie.
“This is a recent and current pedigree from a strong family, and his looks and attitude will make him a stand out.”
“I have faith in Cable Bay, and have bred to him last season, and I will breed to him again. I think he is a huge chance of becoming a decent sire. We know the sire-line works so well down here in Australia, and all the solid research has been done. It is great to see that he is getting the right type on the ground that will appeal to the buying bench.”
“Lot 630, The American Pharoah is a fantastic looking animal, a big chestnut colt, and he is out of the imported Pivotal mare, World Map (Ire) that I bought last year in foal to Brazen Beau at Magic Millions. American Pharoah is by a stallion with all the right hype on him, and he is a quality colt that will sell well,” Keneally said.
“Overall, the bunch are all strong, forward-looking foals that are going to grow into lovely yearlings. We are looking forward to getting them up to the sales complex, and to start parading in the sunshine.”