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Wood Nook dominates Magic Millions Foal Sale

WOOD NOOK topped Day 1 of the Magic Millions with this colt by Medaglia d’Oro: Photo / Katrina Partridge

Wood Nook Farm’s dispersal dominated the Magic Millions Weanling Sale at the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Owners Bob and Rosemary Scarborough are winding up their Nagambie stud and among the highlights of the Farm’s foals was the Medaglia d’Oro – Starfish colt that made $500,000 to the bid of James Harron.

The colt is by Darley’s first-season sire Medaglia d’Oro who has made an immediate impact through G1 Golden Slipper winner Vancouver. He is from a stakes performed Redoute’s Choice daughter of G1 Australia Stakes winner Stella Cadente.

“He’s an exceptional colt and a stand out for us,” Harron said. “He’s by a great stallion who is doing it in both hemispheres.”

Wood Nook also sold a Pierro – Rocha colt ($300,000) to Segenhoe Thoroughbreds, a Fastnet Rock – Slapstick filly ($280,000) to Amarina Farm and a Fastnet Rock – Oh Goodness Me filly ($220,000) to Magic Millions as agent for a Victorian client.

“We’re flattered to have been chosen by Bob and Rosemary to hold their dispersal and we hope that we did the weanling section justice,” Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox said. “It’s a stunning set of statistics and Wood Nook’s draft helped our Day 1 average rise to $61,628.”

Wood Nook has been a thoroughbred nursery for over 60 years. Initially owned by former Test cricketer Jack ‘Slinger’ Nitschke, it was called The Nook Stud and was home to leading sires High Peak, Latin Lover, Orgoglio and Brave Lad.

It was also known as Great Missenden Stud prior to the Scarboroughs buying the property in 1994.

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