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Bluebloods : December 2009
ONE of Victoria's most revered families of the second half of last century - that established by the Tobin family with the acquisition of the non- winning Pipe of Peace (GB) mare Long Draw - supplies one of the two colts in the Erinvale Thoroughbreds Gold Coast consignment by boom Victorian Danehill sire Elvstroem. An August 31 foal, this colt is from Ruby Draw, a half-sister by champion Australian sire Encosta de Lago to 10 winners, including Drawn, a winner of three Gr.1 races, the MRC Caulfield Guineas, STC Rosehill Guineas and AJC All-Aged Stakes. They are from Penny Draw, a half-sister by Luskin Star's maternal grandsire Idomeneo (GB) to the Better Boy (IRE) star filly Better Draw, a winner of 10 races, headed by the VRC Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Cup-Gr.2 and MRC Sandown Guineas-Gr.2, and runner-up in three Gr.1, the VRC Australian Cup, Mackinnon Stakes and AJC Oaks. One of seven winners from Long Draw, Better Draw only managed two winners, but they were the two year-old champion Full On Aces (won three Gr.1, the STC Golden Slipper, AJC Sires' Produce Stakes and VRC Sires' Produce Stakes) and his brother Top of the Pack (four city wins, second VRC Ascot Vale Stakes-Gr.2). A more recent high class performer from the family was the 2002-foaled Encosta de Lago filly Mnemosyne, a $1.3m earner whose efforts included wins in the MRC 1000 Guineas-Gr.1, STC Queen of the Turf Stakes-Gr.1, STC Tea Rose Stakes-Gr.2 and Sydney Tattersall's Furious Stakes-Gr.2, a second in the AJC Sires' Produce Stakes-Gr.1, third in the STC Coolmore Classic-Gr.1 and AJC Flight Stakes-Gr.1 and fourth in the STC Golden Slipper-Gr.1. From My Juliet, a Canny Lad stakeswinning great-grandaughter of Better Draw, Mnemosyne is now breeding for Darley and has had colts by Commands (2008) and Exceed and Excel (2009), her first two years at stud. Erinvale's other Elvstroem colt is an August 15 product of Way Cool, a Royal Academy (USA) winner and dam of two winners. Way Cool is a half-sister to eight winners, including Love Comes to Town, a winner of the VRC Wakeful Stakes-Gr.2 and Bloodhorse Breeders' Plate-Gr.2 and second in the MRC 1000 Guineas-Gr.1. One of the leading thoroughbred marketing operations in Victoria, the Nagambie-located Erinvale Thoroughbreds has an impressive draft of five colts for clients booked into the select division of the Gold Coast sale. One of the others is by Australian Horse of the Year and boom young sire Lonhro and the other two are in the first crops of the very smart locals Gonski (by Danehill) and Written Tycoon (by the good Last Tycoon sire Iglesia). An August 30 foal, the Lonhro is a half-brother to the Easy Rocking New Zealand Listed winner Boudi Woudi and from Yellow and Black, a half-sister by Western Symphony (USA) to the very speedy high class performers Doubting and Clinton. The Gonski colt, an August 6 foal, is a three-quarter brother to the Danehill winner and STC Tulloch Stakes-Gr.2 second Valedict, both being from Vigne Vierge (USA), a Diesis half-sister to northern hemisphere Gr.2 winners and minor Gr.1 money earners Villandry and Vertige. Also, the Gonski yearling is bred on similar lines to yet to be represented Danehill sires Churchill Downs (Blue Gum Farm, Euroa, Vic; first crop yearlings) and Dylan Thomas (IRE) (Coolmore, Hunter Valley, NSW visitor; first crop foals). They are both by Danehill and out of mares by Diesis (Sharpen Up). The Written Tycoon colt, an August 28 foal, has impressive European maternal classic breeding. Producer of two winners, her only runners, his dam Kassiyaka (IRE) is a half-sister to Kassani (won up to Gr.2 in France and third in Sydney in the AJC Craven Plate-Gr.3) and Kassana (Gr.3 winner France, dam of Irish St Leger-Gr.1 winner Kastoria). In addition Kassiyaka's dam Kassiyda (Mill Reef-Kadissya by Blushing Groom) is a half-sister to Kahyasi, winner of the English and Irish Derbys. December 2009 15 MAGIC MILLIONS SALE PREVIEW ERINVALE THOROUGHBREDS 2010 Magic Millions yearling draft ERINVALE THOROUGHBREDS 2010 Magic Millions yearling draft Ph: 0011 61 357 962 055 • Mobile: 0011 61 418 317 087 • Fax: 0011 61 357 962 066 • firstname.lastname@example.org ERINVALE THOROUGHBREDS bay colt ELVSTROEM-WAY COOL by Royal Academy bay colt LONHRO-YELLOW AND BLACK by Western Symphony bay colt ELVSTROEM-RUBY DRAW by Encosta de Lago bay or brown colt WRITTEN TYCOON-KASSIYAKA by Persian Bold bay colt GONSKI-VIGNE VIERGE by Diesis LOT 4 LOT 15 LOT 550 LOT 788 LOT 908 Elvstroem Lonhro Written Tycoon Gonski BB_Dec09 ELVSTROEM COLT from Long Draw family
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