The 2017 Magic Millions is in full swing and Darby Racing has well and truly been among the action picking up 4 outstanding lots over the first 2 days.
We broke our sales record on Day 1 reaching for the stars, purchasing the impeccably bred super walking colt by star stallion More Than Ready out of the Group 2 winning sprinting Fastnet Rock mare, 'Jolie Bay'.
This colt is simply outstanding with one of the best attitudes I have ever seen and a super athletic walk. This bloke is simply an equine Adonis!
He looks the ideal 2YO colt that has the breeding to see the major studs lining up to stand him if he happens to win big on the track.
Hawkes Racing will train and have a real connection with the family, trainer of both the 1st Dam - Jolie Bay and the 2nd Dam Legally Bay, both were Stakes winning high class race mares.
Join Darby Racing, John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes in this sensational colt destined for greatness!
Next in line to join the Darby Racing Stables was Lot 157, the extremely sharp, extremely athletic filly by the Sire on FIRE - SNITZEL, out of Lady Zabelia, making her the full SISTER to our very own multiple Group 2 winning SIRE - TIME FOR WAR. This filly has GIMCRACK Stakes and Magic Millions written all over her - light on her feet, spring loaded and ready to run like the wind, she will join the Warwick Farm stables of Gary Portelli, trainer of our very own Golden Slipper favourite and highly talented 2YO - SHE WILL REIGN.
This is a must have filly that will hold enormous residual value after racing - THRILLED!
We didn't have wait long to secure our 3rd purchase of the 2017 Magic Millions sale when Lot 170 walked into the ring, a stunning Black filly by the Magic Millions winner Unencumbered. This precocious looking filly is out of the Lonhro and 3/4 sister to Denman - Lily in Love. We loved this filly who possesses all the hallmarks of our highly success early running fillies, she looks very much in mold of our current 2YO star 'SHE WILL REIGH'.
Bjorn Baker will train as he was the trainer of the Magic Millions 2YO speed colt - UNENCUMBERED
This filly won't disappoint - SPEED & PRECOCITY
After a huge 1st day at the 2017 Magic Millions premier sale, we added to our sensational purchases on Day 2 with yet another high class potential STALLION prospect colt by Vancouver's and Astern's Sire - MEDAGLIA D'ORO. What a ripping colt this is - Super walk, great presence and a real sharp looking colt that looks the ideal 2YO type and what a family - Just check out his speed family. The Dam, Seeking Attention is by Exceed and Excel, stakes performed, a producer of a stakes winner and Stakes performer and is the 1/2 sister to a current stallion standing at Three Bridges farm - STRYKER
It doesn't get any better and it was a great way to end Day 2 with our 2nd colt that has STALLION prospect written all over him.
Young gun trainer James Cummings will train, who has swiftly made his way up through the ranks after training stakes winner after stakes winner, including the superstar - PRIZED ICON - Group 1 Champagne Stakes winner and Group 1 VRC Derby winner - you will need to be quick on this colt as he reprsents outstanding value.