Blue Gum Farm
Victoria’s prestigious Blue Gum Farm will take a draft of 10 horses to next month’s Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale; seven colts and three fillies.
Lot 63, the first of the Blue Gum youngsters to be offered through the ring is by Rosemont Stud’s Shamus Award out of the Choisir mare Prosecution. From the family of 13-time winner Religify, and Rubick’s stakes-winning mare Bound For Home, this colt has plenty to like about him.
Blue Gum Farm’s Sean Dingwall said that the colt will suit the Magic Millions Sale being an up and going type.
“He’s quite strong and forward, this colt,” Dingwall said. “He won’t take as long as the Shamus Award’s tend to do.
“He is out of a Choisir mare and there looks to be a fair bit of Choisir in him.”
Dingwall pointed out a colt, lot 332, out of the mare Vaujany as one of the horses to watch from the Blue Gum draft. From a young, stakes-winning Godolphin family, Dingwall said that the colt is ‘outstanding’.
“I think the Snitzel / Vaujany colt is just outstanding,” Dingwall said. “He’s a proper colt syndicate horse with a great pedigree. He is one at the sale that will certainly stand out.”
Buyers at the Magic Millions will also have the opportunity to purchase a son of Deep Field via the Blue Gum draft, one of only 36 2022 live foals from the sire.
“He’s a lovely horse, a sure-footed horse that moves beautifully,” Dingwall said. “He’s strong, he looks early and looks a runner.”
Blue Gum returned to the stallion game this breeding season, acquiring Group 1-producing sire Flying Artie and first season sire Sejardan.
Flying Artie has already produced Blue Diamond Stakes winner Artorius and Group 1 competitive sprinter Asfoora from just four racing crops.
Sejardan, a dual stakes-winning two-year-old and Group 3-winning three-year-old took many breeder’s attention at the August stallion parades and looks to be doing an incredible job in the barn thus far, and is on track to serve over 100 mares.
“We haven’t been as popular with (Flying) Artie this season with only about 50 mares, but he’s been really good with the fertility side of things. I am really happy with him,” Dingwall said.
“Sejardan has had 113 bookings, so he has done very well. There will be a few drop off because of the time of the year, but he will probably cover 105 to 110.”
“He already has 72 in foal, so he is going to end up with a really good percentage and a good chance to make a big name for himself.”