Flinders based Two Bays Farm was celebrating on Friday night when talented three-year-old filly Mystified (Wanted) scored an impressive two-length victory in Heat 9 of the Inglis 55sec Challenge.
Mystified is trained in Adelaide by Ryan Balfour for a large syndicate that divided $30,000 in prizemoney and a whopping $35,000 in VOBIS bonuses. She was in cruise control while clocking 55.68s for the sprint distance.
Two Bays Farm sold her to Balfour for $20,000 at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions. She is the only foal of USA black-type winner Ice Mist (Listed Jersey Lilly Stakes) who unfortunately died in 2014.
Ross Ferris, who runs a Melbourne based aged care business, owns Two Bays Farm which is managed by Rob Carlisle.
“Mystified is actually from one of Two Bays Farm’s very first broodmares in Ice Mist (USA),” says Ferris.
“As a foal she was a lovely leggy and athletic filly with plenty of spirit and attitude.
“Her dam was a very good race filly winning a listed race and being runner up in a Group 3 race.
“We were really pleased when Tim Brown of Magic Millions recommended her to a good trainer in Ryan Balfour in South Australia and it’s great to see her racing so successfully back in Victoria. “
Two Bays is sending one yearling to the upcoming Magic Millions yearling sale which will be sold through the Marquee Stud draft.
The Eurozone – Flying Wedgetail (Flying Spur) filly is out of a sibling to Group 1 winner Eagle Way (and three other black type winners). The filly received a nice pedigree update when Eagle Way, now based in Hong Kong, won on International Day at Sha Tin racecourse. See the full details of the filly, lot 25.
Ferris is also sending 13 yearlings from the Mornington Peninsula to the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in February/March. Among them are two colts from the first crop of Sun Stud sire Fighting Sun.
Among them are a Reset filly which is a sibling to Group 3 winner Galaxy Pegasus, a Pierro colt out of Listed winner Choice Words and a Fighting Sun colt out of Listed winner I’m A Hussy.
View the full list of Premier Sale Yearlings being offered by Two Bays Farm.
“The Mornington Peninsula is re-establishing itself as a premier location for thoroughbreds. Its ideally suited with undulating hills, fertile soils and temperate climate and historically it’s been home to a strong industry,” Ferris said.