• Great to see Victorian sired horses have won all five of the Magic Millions 2yo Classic series races this season. The next race in the series is the $200,000 Classic at Adelaide in March. The winners so far have been:
    • Capitalist (by Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon) – $2million Classic on the Gold Coast & the $200,000 Classic at Wyong, NSW
    • The River (by Eliza Park sire Magnus) – $250,000 Classic at Pinjarra, Western Australia
    • Claro El Banco (by Eliza Park sire Statue of Liberty) – $200,000 Clockwise Classic at Ballarat
    • Hotdipped (by Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon) – $50,000 Classic at Launceston, Tasmania
  • With a big sale coming up, Limerick Lane has hit a purple patch of winners in the past fortnight with no less than four winners including a Group 3 win by Tuscan Sling and most recently a maiden win by the Robbie Griffiths trained Song One.
  • The Laceby Lodge bred galloper Miss Seton Sands is set to come ‘home’ from New Zealand and be trained in Australia by Tony McEvoy. The 4yo Victorian bred mare (Gonski-Whodat Cugat, by King Cugat) has won seven of her 14 starts – including the Listed NZ Bloodstock Insurance Stakes and finished runner-up in last month’s Group 1 Telegraph at Trentham.
  • Group 1 winning trainer Jason Bridgman has moved from New Zealand and set up a new stable at Pakenham in recent months. He got his debut Australian based winner at Sale last week in the form of Aldo, a horse bred and owned in Victoria by the Joseph family.
  • The Pat Carey gelding Dan Zephyr (Danbird – Eliza Dream) got his third city win in a row at Flemington on Saturday. He was bred (and is part owned) by Colin Purss. The dam Eliza Dream has a yearling colt by Magnus and was covered by Bullarook Park sire Lucas Cranach last year.
  • The imported brother of Swettenham Stud sire Puissance de Lune, His Majesty (by Shamardal), resumed racing last week with a win at Newcastle. Racing for Central Coast trainer Kim Waugh, he is now being set for the lucrative Provincial Championships having has now won 4 of his 11 starts for $66,559 in earnings.
  • Five of the Top 10 price lots at the Magic Millions Tasmania Sale last week were by Victoria sires:

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  • Impressive Gilgai Farm bred Supido, trained by Cranbourne’s Mick Kent, won at Moonee Valley with style and now looks set for stakes races, perhaps even the Group 1 Newmarket. Gilgai are selling his half brother (by Smart Missile, out of Lady Succeed) at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
  • A winning double achieved at Hong Kong on the weekend for Darley’s Victorian sires. Courageous Brother (by Domesday) & Rapper Dragon (by Street Boss) both saluted.
  • The Tolson/Proctor training partnership from Gippsland have found themselves a handy Victorian bred galloper in Buckler. He won his second in a row at Ballarat on the weekend. He is by a little known former Victorian sire Shield who is a half brother to Darley sire Domesday.
  • Black Caviar’s ‘uncle’, Beluga Caviar (out of Scandinavia) got his secod win at the Ballarat races on Sunday. He was bred by Rob Crabtree and sold at the 2013 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for $1.2 million and is now trained by David Hayes/Tom Dabernig.
  • Congratulation to Rosemont Stud on on breeding Know Each Other, who was a winner at Singapore on the weekend. Rosemont sold him at the Inglis Premier Sale for $15,000 in 2013
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