SUN SHINES … AGAIN A new star is clearly on the horizon for Sun Stud’s FIGHTING SUN via exciting 3YO, Newhart. Racing at Devonport on Sunday, Newhart unleashed a withering burst to capture the Leigh Jordan Handicap over 1350m and notch up his third win from four starts. Unveiled at Devonport Racing Club at TAB All Weather Devonport in April, Newhart won comfortably on debut, finished second – ironically to another Fighting Sun in Fighting Phoenix (2 wins from 3 starts) – at his next outing, and then won again at the end of May. Bred by Fairways Bloodstock, Newhart was snapped up by the astute Denise Martin for $60,000 at the 2017 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale and races in Star Thoroughbreds’ purple and white stars. It’s been a big couple of months for Fighting Sun who is also represented by Roccabascerana: winner by 6 lengths on debut at Morphettville Racecourse in May. Most promising of all, Fighting Sun has covered 689 mares in his 5 seasons at stud and we’ve only seen 20% of his foal crop race. Fighting Sun has 8 weanlings on offer at Oaklands Junction tomorrow for the second session of the Inglis Great Southern and he stands at a fee of $13,750 in 2019 – no payment of service fee until a live foal. ... See MoreSee Less
PALENTINOs GOING GREAT Hot on the hoof of a $75,000 purchase at last month’s Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, PALENTINO’s first crop youngsters have caught the imagination of buyers during the first session of the Inglis Great Southern Sale at Oaklands Junction. Just before the close of play on day one, the Ridgeview Park offered Palentino colt from Marie Soleil, was snapped up by Gippsland Bloodstock for $67,500, while a keen-eyed, Tom Malone, won out a bidding duel for the Palentino filly from Little Things – a half sister to multiple Group winner Ringerdingding – for $60,000. But don’t worry if you missed out – Supreme Thoroughbreds (Lot 308), Gilgai Farm (Lot 389), Ponderosa Park (Lot 393), Eldon Park (Lot 403) and Cornerstone Stud (Lot 474) offer Palentino’s tomorrow (Monday). It’s worth remembering that this crop hail from a book of 112 mares for Palentino’s first season and, such was the quality of his foals, his book increased to 155 in 2018. And don’t forget that the Sun Stud marquee – outside Barn G – will be open for the remainder of the Great Southern: the weather is definitely lending itself toward a hot pie and/or coffee (or something stronger!). ... See MoreSee Less
MAGNUS 2YO’s BRILLIANT DEBUT The Lindsay Park Racing trained, SUKOSHI, has unleashed a bottler of a performance at her first start, with the MAGNUS filly scoring with great style in the John Allman 2YO Plate over 1000m at Sale Racecourse on Wednesday.
Bred and raced by Queensland’s Revelstone Stud - Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing, Sukoshi is another shining example of Magnus’ ability to produce early comers, along with his overall impact on the Victorian Owners’ and Breeders’ Incentive Scheme (Magnus runners have yielded over $2.4 million in VOBIS earnings).
With Magnus’ ability to seemingly ‘nick’ with most bloodlines, Sukoshi is from the 5-time winning Shinko Forest mare, Junk in the Trunk, and the mare’s first winner thus far. Junk in the Trunk also has a yearling colt by Magnus.
Aside from the outstanding VOBIS horse, Halvorsen, Magnus has half a dozen stakes winners this season including Streets of Avalon, Princess of Queens, Malibu Style, Volcanic General, Constant Justice and 2YO Group winner, Rio Del Mar.
With 87 winners and over $5.3 million in earnings in 2018/19 and a perennial occupant of the top 20 sires’ premiership, Magnus represents tremendous value at his fee of $16,500 inc. GST – with no payment until live foal.
Nine weanlings by Magnus will be available at the 2019 Inglis Great Southern Sale which commences at Oaklands Junction on Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less
Keep your eye on the PALENTINOs! Inspections commence today at Oaklands Junction for the first crop of the PALENTINOs which will be up for grabs at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale on Sunday (16th) and Monday (17th) ... See MoreSee Less