“Surround yourself with the dreamers & the doers, the believers & thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you! Wonderful team & loyal clients who have supported us again! 100% clearance for our 6th consecutive year.” – Three Bridges on Twitter.
That sums up another wonderful sale for the loyal and dedicated team at Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.
“All the horses sold to their capacity, and best thing was that we had return buyers, including Dave Seldon from Pamsel Investments. They have a company called Performance Horse Nutrition and really believe in our product as they bought four from us last year, and they came back to buy another two this year,” Toby Liston said.
While other yearlings presented by Three Bridges sold to good judges Sheamus Mills, the now Victorian based Lloyd Kennewell, Star Thoroughbreds and Triple Crown Syndications.
“Our loyal clients Barry & Jan McRostie bought our best filly last year, and they purchased our best filly again this year, the Brazen Beau out of Nixon, who has returned home with us.”
“We put a lot of effort into selecting our draft to ensure there is a buyer for every horse. We target the yearlings that the market wants, as it is a long way to bring one home,” Liston said.
But it wasn’t just at the sales that they were succeeding, as their yearling graduate Mr Markou by their former stallion, Stryker stormed home in the Magic Millions Country Cup.
“Last year we had two seconds on the big day with Secret Trail and Sedanzer, so it was great to get a winner. We had some very good stakes horses off the farm last year, and all our clients are coming back to buy another potential stakes horse this year.”
Trained by Daniel Griffin, Mr Markou defied his 100-1 starting price to win Saturday’s $250,000 Frizelle Sunshine Magic Millions Country Cup over 1200metres on the Gold Coast.
The five-year-old was slow to begin and settled near the rear but powered late under an inspired steer from local jockey Griffin, who was delighted to win his only ride for the day.
“We came out of (barrier) 13 and he reared at the start and missed the kick so I had to go back and ride him for luck. We got the breaks and got the split at the end and the rest is history,” Griffin said.
Originally purchased by McEvoy Mitchell Racing for $160,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Three Bridges Thoroughbred’s, the son of Stryker is out of the Reset mare Live In Black. His grand dam, Piglet’s Gold is the quality producer of stakes winners Live In Vein and Snort.