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Bluebloods : Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale 2015
Cressfield LOCATED on the New England Highway only a few kilometres from Scone in the Upper Hunter and with 1416 ha (3500 acres) in total, 485ha (1200 acres) dedicated to the horse stud, Cressfield is a large landholding by comparison with many boutique thoroughbred operations. SEPOY-REGIMENTAL GAL COLT A STUNNER Formerly a wheat and sheep farming property, Cressfield was purchased by interstate business interests in 2000 and under the skilled direction of general manager Wayne Bedggood, the property has undergone a wondrous transformation. Now one of the real showplace farms of the Hunter, Cressfield also boasts a band of broodmares that can only be described as top end, and a record of achievement to be admired. Operations manager Liesl Wickson was very excited to share her thoughts about Cressfield’s draft of nine yearlings entered for the 2015 Magic Millions Sale. These yearlings are by the high class sires Snitzel, Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock, Sepoy And Magic Albert. As per the stud’s normal practice, the more likely two year-old types are offered at the Magic Millions auction at the Gold Coast, and the following are a select few from their 2013 crop: “The Sepoy colt from dual Gr.1 winner Regimental Gal (Lot 564) is a well grown chestnut with a real eye-catching presence and a natural balance, which should make him one of the most talked about colts of the sale. Aside from the fact that his five-times Gr.1 -winning sire was a champion juvenile, with a Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper to his name, as well returning as a champion three year-old, the dam is a Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner and champion sprinter with earnings of $1.6m and has already Story by Peter Meilak MMGC 2015 YEARLING SALE www.magicmillions.com.au PAGE 84
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