Above: Mares and foals enjoying the pasture at Miranda Park
Miranda Park, established in 2003, is a boutique broodmare farm located in the Macedon Ranges at Hesket. Set on 200 beautiful acres of lush pasture with undulating hills and creek flats, the farm is owned and run by Gary O’Meara, wife Helen and son Tom.
This year, the family operated farm, will present four colts at the Melbourne Premier sale.
“All of our draft are quality yearlings, and all have excellent X-rays and scopes to match,” Gary O’Meara said.
The first colt to take the stage at Oaklands Junction is lot 105, a son of hot sire, Toronado.
“He is a quality individual, a very proportionate horse with a lot of strength throughout his body. He uses his whole body when he walks,” Gary said.
“Toronado is doing a great job with two new stakes winners a few weekends ago. He is out of a Red Ransom mare, who is out of a G3 winning Danehill mare and we know that cross works well with Toronado, so he is a ready-made racehorse,” Gary enthused.
The next lot to enter the ring for Miranda Park is lot 372, a colt by Divine Prophet out of the G3 winning Keltrice mare, Storm Signal.
“This colt is a half-brother to a stakes winning two-year-old, Destruction. He is a neat athletic colt, who is light on his feet. He has a fluent effortless action and I believe this horse will be up and running as a two-year-old and will have a great three-year-old career,” Gary commented.
The next lot to go through for Miranda Park is lot 649, a Puissance de Lune colt out of Lominata.
“This scopey colt has thrived through his preparation, he’s very correct and has a lot of speed on his female side. Being by Puissance de Lune, you would expect him to have stamina as well. I anticipate he will be very good over 1600 metres and that’s the sort of horse he looks like,” Gary commented.
The final colt to head through the ring, will be lot 777, a son of Woodside sire Rich Enuff out of Canyonville (NZ).
“This colt is a powerful colt with a great attitude, terrific strength through his forearms and gaskins and strong hindquarters,” Gary said.
“Rich Enuff is doing a good job at the moment with Dosh being his headline horse and this colt is a half-brother to three good winners and is from the same family as G1 winner Markus Maximus,” Gary said.
Miranda Park will commence parading at Oaklands Junction from Tuesday morning and to view the pedigrees of their draft, click here.