MAGIC MILLIONS NATIONAL WEANLING SALE BEGINS TODAY
Heinrich Bloodstock Unreserved Dispersal Forms Part Of Sale
Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox believes there is something for everybody at the Magic Millions National Sale, which begins today with the two-day National Weanling Sale.
The sale continues later in the week with the National Broodmare Sale, running from next Wednesday to Sunday, before the National Yearling Sale takes place from 2 to 4 June.
The series concludes with the National Racehorse Sale on 5 June.
“We are very excited about this catalogue,” Cox told ANZ Bloodstock News. “The biggest thing about it, in my view, is that opportunity abounds for a good cross section able to purchase there.
“Last year, we had a number of operators looking to purchase mares to fill up books for their stallions but I’m not sure we will get that this time. That means there could be opportunities in the middle to lower end for smart operators who do their homework to buy the right sort of mares.”
Boban Back to Form In Stunning 10,000 Win
The careful analysis of his trainer and an inspired ride by the jockey who knows him best helped coax the talented Boban (Bernardini) back to his best in the Doomben 10,000 (Gr 1, 1350m) in Brisbane yesterday.
Having his first start since ending a disappointing spring campaign, Boban scored the fourth Group One win of his career, all of which have been achieved with Glyn Schofield in the saddle.
The short neck defeat of Charlie Boy (Myboycharlie) also took Boban’s racetrack earnings beyond $2,000,000 and turned the attention of connections toward the next leg of Brisbane’s major sprint double, the Stradbroke Handicap (Gr 1, 1350m) on 6 June.
For trainer Chris Waller, the win brought special satisfaction.
Boban appeared to have lost all form during a spring / summer campaign beginning last August in which he failed to fill a placing in seven starts.