Gilgai stud manager, Kelly Skillecorn is excited to offer the first draft of yearlings for sale by Gilgai Farm under their own banner at the Magic Millions this week.
Having previously offered yearlings through the Segenhoe Draft at the January sale, they are proud to back a quality selection of eleven yearlings that have been hand-picked for the Magic Millions buying bench.
“Our yearlings this year have been split evenly, as we will be taking two equal drafts to both Melbourne Premier and here on the Gold Coast. We allowed Tim Brown and Simon Vivian to decide between them and select which horses they believed would be better suited to each sale.”
Taking a natural approach to preparing the yearlings, Skillecorn humbly mentions that they just put the shine on them.
“We have them in prep for around seven to eight weeks, and rather than focus on too much exercise, or needing to lunge them, we ensure they receive the nutrition and education to allow them to hand walk well and parade to their best.”
“It’s important to mention, that Rick (Jamison) aims to breed race horses, not show horses.”
Selecting a couple of standouts from the group, it is hard to not mention the royally bred bay colt out by Myboycharlie of Mine Game, who won TBV Champion Victorian Broodmare, in 2017.
Having also produced the Caulfield Cup, BMW and Oaks winner Jameka, Skillecorn is happy to mention the striking resemblance between the two.
“When people come to the farm, I take them down to see Jameka and then I show this colt to them and they are hard to tell apart as a type. He is the spitting image, and you can see he is going to be a racehorse, don’t worry about that,” Skillecorn said.
“I remember when Jameka was up here she had that unbelievable big, striding walk and he is exactly the same, although slightly bigger.”
Jameka is currently in foal to Northwood Darley stallion Impending, with her first foal eagerly anticipated next spring, as well as his sister, Shy Talk.
Lot 803 is the All Too Hard chestnut colt out of the young Group 1 winning mare Mirjulisa Lass.
“He has a great attitude and is a brilliant mover, not a big horse but a lovely horse. His full sister Notably (All Too Hard) is currently in work with Robbie Griffiths and placed at her only start, and goes very well, so his page will only continue to improve with time.”