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Bluebloods : Magic Millions Preview
WHAT a great couple of years Amarina Farm in the Hunter Valley has been enjoying with its paddocks producing such classy winners as Gallica, Miss Marielle, The Heckler and Krupt - and with a stellar draft for the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions, the success looks set to continue. The draft for the Gold Coast includes yearlings by Encosta de Lago, Choisir, Elvstroem, Dane Shadow, Fastnet Rock, Artie Schiller, More Than Ready and Show a Heart and first into the ring is Lot 18, a bay colt by Nadeem-Zeal (by Zabeel). This colt, by Redoute's Choice's Blue Diamond-winning son, is the second foal of a city placed half-sister to the stakes placed Yorick and to the dam of dual Listed winner Hairy. Third dam is the Royal Ascot Gr.2 winner Amaranda, dam or grandam of six stakes winners. Lot 67 is a br c Redoute's Choice-Bal des Sirenes (by Warning): bred on a 4fx4m cross of Nijinsky II, he is a three-quarter brother to the Gr.3 winner Britt's Best from the family of the champion stallion Last Tycoon. Dam is a half-sister to the French Gr.1 winner Valentine Waltz. Lot 144 b c Starcraft-Conquistar (by Danasinga): by a globe-trotting star, he is a son of a three times Group- winning mare whose dam The Street was also a durable stakes winner while Lot 147 is a br c by Artie Schiller- Cotoletta (by Gold Ace): by a Breeders' Cup Mile winning son of El Prado and from the Sadler's wells sireline. His dam is a half-sister to the five times Gr.1 winner Danewin and the Gr.3 sprinter Commands, both leading sires, from the prolific Eight Carat family. Lot 256 b c Fastnet Rock-Glitzy Guru (by Johann Quatz): son of a Gr.3 placed multiple city-winning half- sister to the triple Gr.1 winner Gold Guru and the dual Group winner Gallant Guru. Boasts several strains of the influential Almahmoud family (Northern Dancer, Halo and Danehill). Lot 259 b c Artie Schiller-Golden Sonnet (by Seeking The Gold): dam is a half-sister to the US stakes winner Regal Solo from the outstanding international Fanfreluche family that has produced Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago. Lot 266 b/br f Elvstroem-Halibery (by Red Ransom): second foal of a speedy three times Group winner from the family of the Gr.1 winners Sale of Century, Domino and Hero. Lot 313 b f Magic Albert-Jesterchine (by Rory's Jester): first foal of a stakes placed city winner from the family of the black type winners Tokyo Beau and Kirra Sand. Lot 320 b f Choisir-Just Leica (by Maroof): bred on a 4mx3m cross of Danzig, his dam is a half-sister to the Gr.1 winners Light Fantastic and Leica Guv and grandam is a half-sister to the dual Doncaster winner Pharaoh. Lot 412 b c Encosta de Lago-Moon Fever (by Fusaichi Pegasus): boasting close up duplications of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector, he is out of a stakes placed daughter of the Gr.1 mare Stella Cadente from the family of the big race winners Bint Marscay, Bollinger, Filante and Kenny's Best Pal. Lot 444 b f Fastnet Rock-One Kiss (by Zabeel): daughter of a three-quarter sister to the champion Might and Power. A descendant of the famed matriarch Selene, she carries crosses of Northern Dancer and Sir Tristram. Lot 491 b f Show A Heart-Princess Pedrille (by Desert Prince): first foal of a city-winning daughter of the three times Group winner Mamzelle Pedrille, dam of the exciting Gr.2 winner O'Lonhro. A descendant of the acclaimed matriarch Chelandry. Lot 559 b/br c Anabaa- Sass Café (by Sendawar): first foal of an imported half- sister to the dual Gr.1 winner Ashkalani. Line-bred to Northern Dancer and Riverman. Lot 587 b c Flying Spur- Sidestar (by Red Ransom): grandson of the US Gr.2 winner Yenda, dam of the UK Gr.3 winner Notable Guest from the family of the successful Epsom Derby-Gr.1 winning stallion Quest For Fame. Lot 599 b f More Than Ready-Smarts (by Danehill): bred on a very successful cross, she is out of a Gr.3 placed half- sister to the Listed winner Smart Road. A descendant of the prolific matriarch Admiration and from the family of the dual Gr.1-winning juvenile True Version. Lot 664 b f Not A Single Doubt-Tirolize (by Tirol): sire is getting his share of winners and this lass has as her dam a Flemington winning half-sister to the stakes winners Garter King, Royal Sceptre and Orb. Lot 812 b f Dane Shadow-Medicean (by Vettori): sire is doing a good job and this yearling is a half-sister to the lightly raced winner Lunar Cycle from the family of the NZ dual Gr.1 winner Bawalaksana. Sire and dam are bred on the same Northern Dancer/Todman cross. Lot 882 gr c Elvstroem- Snow Squall (by Thunder Gulch): a half-brother to the stakes placed city winner Neige out of a winning half- sister to the Gr.1 sprinter You Remember. December 2009 16 MAGIC MILLIONS SALE PREVIEW AMARINA FARM- more classy winners
Karaka 2010 Yearling Sale Preview