Sparta rewards Yarraman’s gamble in son of I Am Invincible

Yarraman Park was celebrating a swift and shrewd bit of business after King Of Sparta brought their super sire I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) yet another major laurel with yesterday’s $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (RL, 1400m). Bred by Yarraman, the Team Snowden-trained King Of Sparta was a $700,000 yearling purchase here two years... Read More

Coolangatta a toast to Milburn Creek’s fine week

John Muir had more reasons to smile after the Milburn Creek-raised Coolangatta (Written Tycoon) won yesterday’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m). The one-time wannabe jockey turned Holden cars baron has built success in thoroughbreds through more than three decades at a few locations, including Cowra and on the Nepean River, before settling in the... Read More

Coolangatta lives up to hype in Magic Millions Classic

Coolangatta (Written Tycoon) had been the talking horse in the run up to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) and yesterday the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained juvenile lived up to that hype when she produced a brave performance to land the $2 million race on the Gold Coast. The daughter of Written Tycoon... Read More

Ladies chase millions bonus as Stupendo syndicate go again ahead of big race

Widden supremo Antony Thompson may well be wishing he named the dam of his Lot 807-consigned Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) colt Cisutti, rather than Bisutti. But that might have been too disruptive to a native Italian. Yesterday, the chestnut colt was a half-brother to two winners, including the Adelaide Listed winner Absolute Flirt (Stratum), and sold... Read More

Widden Stud’s young guns Trapeze Artist and Written By enjoy brilliant day on the Coast

Widden Stud’s exciting first-season sires Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) and Written By (Written Tycoon) posted their best sale ring performances at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale yesterday, once again highlighting the buying bench’s confidence in this year’s crop of new stallions.  Having purchased a pair of fillies by the son of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice)... Read More

Extreme Choice hands old ally Wilkinson yet another boom result

Breeder Luke Wilkinson – the man who picked out Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) as a yearling – had some deserved good fortune when his colt by Newgate’s boom stallion sold for $600,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale yesterday.  Wilkinson, who bought Extreme Choice from Inglis Classic for $100,000, sourced an... Read More