Having enjoyed her most successful Melbourne Premier Sale to date, Moorookyle Park’s Nioka Wozny is looking forward to showcasing more of the Smeaton property’s yearlings at this Sunday’s Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale.
Five yearlings by a mixture of proven and up-and-coming exciting young stallions are bound to be keenly sought after with Wozny taking such great care with their upbringing and sales preparation.
First cab off the rank is lot 62, an imposing son of Spendthrift’s Group One winning Medaglia d’Oro stallion Warrior’s Reward.
Bred on a 5 X 5 cross of the stakes winning influential broodmare My Charmer – dam of Warrior’s Reward’s second dam sire Seattle Dancer and of the great Seattle Slew, this mid-August foaled colt is out of the classy imported mare Patricia’s Gem.
Gai Waterhouse recently nominated her Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente as the first season stallion whose progeny had most impressed her at the sales and lot 91 – bred on the same Monsun/Nureyev cross as Protectionist and Vadamos – is a lovely cot out of the Fasliyev mare Sensually.
The dual Group One winning Fasliyev is doing a great job as a broodmare sire with 31 stakes winners and this colt has as his grandam the Blue Diamond Prelude winner My Flashing Star from the family of Group One gallopers My Brilliant Star, Shot Of Thunder, Lachlan River and Sudurka.
Proving to be a reliable source of winners, Golden Rose winner Denman has an eye-catching colt in the shape of Lot 115, the first foal for the lightly raced stakes placed Stratum mare Sworn Revenge.
Bred on a 3 X 5 cross of the speed influence Vain , this colt hails from a strong local family whose members include the stakes winners Twirled, Classy Fella, Noted, Grand Connection, Our Planet, Gypsy Kingdom, Innocent King, Royal Snack, Ideal Planet, Chaleyer, Winter Show, Bonaria and Time Out.
Boasting a perfect strike rate – four winners from four runners – is the two times winning Celtic Swing mare Curtsey’s whose colt by the Group One winning Commands stallion Skilled is lot 187.
A half-brother to the Hong Kong winner Bite My Dust and the three times winners Signed And Sealed and Take A Bow, he hails from the prolific Victorian Oh Calcutta family – that off the feature winners Stage Hit, Indian Raj, Encores, Irradiate, Sir Laurence, Marwell Lady, Mondano, Honey Flower, Firenze, Tuscan Sling, Lite’N In My Veins, Hi World, Loveyamadly and Ducimus.
Last but not least for Moorookyle is lot 215, a daughter of one of the country’s most reliable stallions in Testa Rossa, six times Group One winning sire of 61 stakes winners with an outstanding winners-to-runners strike rate in excess of 73%.
Bred on the successful Testa Rossa/Sir Tristram cross, this filly is the first foal for the Reset mare Goddess Pele who can boast amongst her relations the Victorian bred Hong Kong star Sacred Kingdom as well as the Group winners Waikiki, Puttanesca and Love Of Mary.
Moorookyle Park’s yearlings can be inspected in Barn 2 at the Inglis Oaklands Junction complex. The sale kicks off at 10am on Sunday.
Full details of the draft can be found on the Inglis website.
By Kristen Manning