Expectation was sky high for the Darby Racing team prior to the commencement of the recently completed Magic Millions yearling sale, held at the Gold Coast.
In search of our next racetrack superstar, we also were in search for colts that possessed the physical attributes, depth and class of pedigree that would warrant, with high end race track success, commercial stud prospects.
Our team worked tirelessly searching the studs and sales ground to complete a final dream team list, resulting in some of the best purchases of the sale. We were blown away with the quality and value we were able to secure. Including
Lot 36 Exceed and Excel x Puzzle colt for $360,000 + GST from Newhaven Park
A high class, quality colt built for early speed and precocity, strong bodied colt with exceptional balance. A Breeders Plate / Magic Millions / Golden Slipper colt out of a half to superstar mare ENGLISH.
A PROPER COLT! To be trained by Mark Newnham - This colt is 100% reserved
Lot 254 Exceed and Excel x Unearthly(NZ) colt for $200,000 + GST from Segenhoe Stud Draft
One of the best bred colt's in the entire Magic Millions sale, by a champion Sire out of a Group 1 winner and half brother to a Group 1 winner, it doesn't get any better.
Quality colt that is light on his feet, great moving, terrific shape and balance - EXTREME VALUE!
Commercial Stallions pedigree!
Trainer - Bjorn Baker
Lot 307 Pride Of Dubai x Zero Tolerance - colt for $240,000 + GST from the Element Hill draft
A colt that oozed class and quality - by the multiple Group 1 winner, including the Blue Diamond and Sires Produce stakes - PRIDE of DUBAI out of the city winning mare ZERO TOLERANCE - the family of superstars - Bonanova, Telesto and Fraternity
A colt that has exceptional strength, very light on his feet with great balance and huge presence. A must have colt! To be trained by Golden Slipper winning trainer GARY PORTELLI
Lot 348 Written Tycoon X Amoret - colt for $340,000 + GST from the Redbank North draft
The pick of the entire sale - A phenomenally well built, sweet moving colt that had it all - Size, strength, presence and floated across the ground like a top-line athlete.
By WRITTEN TYCOON, who has produced a Golden Slipper winner out of a SNITZEL mare, who has also produced a GOLDEN SLIPPER winner, this colt is an equine Adonis. Super family out of a half to superstar racemare - SINGLE GAZE - 2YO superstar in the making!
Trainer - Mark Newnham - This colt is 90% RESERVED already
Lot 307 Choisir x Couredge - filly for $160,000 + GST from the Tyreel draft
Super filly built and looks much in the mold of our Group 2 winning superstar 2YO filly SCARLET RAIN.
We have a huge opinion of the half brother to this filly by Shamus Award and we were not leaving the sale without this filly.
Power, strength, SPEED filly - powerful mover, she is extremely well marked and looks like a sensational 2YO type for the Gimcrack stakes / Magic Millions / Golden Slipper races.
Trainer Mark Newman
Lot 676 I Am Invincible x Impressions - filly for $180,000 + GST from the Yarraman Park draft
I am Invincible is without a doubt, the HOTTEST Sire in the land right now. It seems like a new Stakes winner is emerging every week by this phenomenal Sire and to secure a filly that is a dead ringer of him, with exceptional class and quality, was unbelievable.
This filly is a lovely loose walking filly, with plenty of size and scope. Like most of the I Am Invincible stock, she will run at the age of 2 and train on.
The Dam is by champion racehorse OCTAGONAL and is a full sister to multiple Group 2 winner HOSANNAH and half sister to Group 2 winner ALTAR.
Extraordinary filly by a Sire that can't stop producing winners!
Trainer Mathew Dale