Sun Stud sire Magnus sired his 12th stakes winner in Perth on Saturday and, for an encore, cracked 100 individual winners this season on Sunday.
In modern times, the only Victorian sires to reach the century mark have been Encosta, De Lago, Bel Esprit and Written Tycoon.
Meanwhile in Western Australia, Magnus miler Great Shot lived right up to his potential with a 4 length victory in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m).
It was the fifth win in seven starts for the Rhys Radford trained 3yo gelding.
“He won by 3 lengths here a fortnight ago and was even better today,” the rookie trainer said. “We removed the blinkers and that’s made a difference. He’s more relaxed and free flowing now.”
The trainer, who has now spelled the gelding, has mentioned this year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes in Perth as a future target for Great Shot.
Radford prepares the gelding for Frank and May Edwards who bought him at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions for $31,000. He’s a three-quarter brother to Caulfield’s Listed Perri Cutten Classic winner Gawne (Flying Spur) and has earned $246,550.
Magromeus is another Magnus 3yo and she brought up a century of winners for the Sun Stud stallion at Coleraine. The Terry & Karina O’Sullivan trained filly was successful when stretching out to 1300m for the first time.
Magromeus was bred by Brent Grayling at Supreme Thoroughbreds and is from the Snippets mare La Bella Zaccola.
Along with 100 winners for the season, Magnus progeny have recorded 10 stakes wins in Australia (including Group 1 winner Malaguerra) and earnings of more than $5.6 million placing him in the top 12 of active, Australian based sires.
With the increased success, Sun Stud has raised the service fee for Magnus (Flying Spur) in 2016 to $19,800 (inc gst).