The Gold Coast has again proven to be a happy hunting ground for Eliza Park International.
By the close of the Sunday session of Magic Millions 2015, EPI’s Victorian based stallions all fared well over the five days with Mick Price snapping up the two Bel Esprits on offer (for $90,000 and $75,000 respectively), the Statue of Libertys sold up to $100,000 (with Victorian trainers Jason Petch and John Moloney jumping on board) while Gai Waterhouse ($220,000) and Paul Moroney ($100,000) were also quick to snap up yearlings by Wanted.
One thing is for sure – anything with a Super VOBIS sticker on it will attract plenty of attention…regardless of where the buyer hails from.
Gai also fancied Eliza Park International’s Fastnet Rock colt out of the More Than Ready mare Pretty Flamingo, snapping him up for $400,000 on Day 3 of the Magic Millions.
And what’s not to like – apart from being a cracking colt, he’s got a stallion’s pedigree with Pretty Flamingo being out of the multiple stakes winning Danehill mare Milanova (a full sister to Champion Holy Roman Emperor) who was purchased by Coolmore for $5 million a few years back.
EPI principal, Sun International, was pretty active on the other side of the box too, buying up four yearlings for a tick over $1 million, including $400,000 for the Redoute’s Choice colt from Champion 2YO Hasna.
Although their ultimate areas of employment are yet to be determined, some of the quartet will end up in Melbourne stables.