A leading buyer at
Magic Million in 2016, dynamic Queensland bloodstock operation Aquis Farm have
returned to the Gold Coast this year as vendors presenting a large and diverse
draft of 23 for themselves and clients, who include respected Group I breeders
Aquis will present seven yearlings for Emirates Park including a colt by
exciting young sire Pierro from Varenna Miss, who was purchased for $1million
by Emirates at the 2015 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.
"We are delighted to have been entrusted with yearlings from Emirates Park, as
they are such a famous stud with years of history," said Jonathan Crowley,
Director of Sales.
There is a long list of superior performers bred and or/sold by Emirates Park over
the years such as Al Maher, Dash for Cash, Country Tyrone and company, but none
have been greater than champion sire Encosta de Lago.
Consigned as Lot 556
, the star colt (pictured)
by Pierro is the third foal of former
brilliant racemare Varenna Miss, a Group II winning half-sister by Redoute's
Choice to $7 million earner Criterion.
Varenna Miss is a daughter of exceptional producer Mica's Pride, who is well on
her way to 'blue hen' status as she is also the dam of this season's highly
promising Group III winning Fastnet Rock colt Comin' Through and stakes-winner
Silently, the dam of Group III winner Muwaary.
"I am very happy with our draft of yearlings at this year's Magic Millions Gold
Coast Yearling Sale. This is our biggest draft to date and we are anticipating
a successful sale with both the horses that we have to offer and ventures that
will be made available to new and existing clients," Crowley said.
"The Pierro colt from Varenna Miss is all quality with a stallion's pedigree. He
will obviously be one of our busier horses in the lead up to the start of the
Also tipped to impress is Lot 419
, a handsome brown colt by Golden Slipper
winner Vancouver's sire Medaglia D'Oro (USA) from the former Darley mare Sangfroid,
a daughter of champion sire Lonhro.
Bred by Aquis Farm, the colt is the second living foal of Sangfroid, a
three-quarter sister-in-blood to Group I winner and sire Denman. Sangfroid is a
daughter of Group I winner Preserve and is a sibling to Group winners Safeguard
Other draft highlights include:
Colt Not a Single Doubt x Golden Edict (USA), by Empire Maker
Fourth foal of a speedy winning imported mare from the family of Australian Group
I winner and sire Secret Savings (USA).
Colt O'Reilly x Mexican Rose, by Volksraad (GB)
Fourth foal of Champion Singapore Two and Three Year-Old Filly Mexican Rose and
has some important pedigree updates as his two year-old half-sister Nucleonic
is now a winner in New Zealand and Latin Rose in the second dam is Group III
Colt Hinchinbrook x Red Centre, by Rubiton
Half-brother to stakes-placed Too Many Reds and dam has had six foals to race
Filly Written Tycoon x Victory Ride, by Flying Spur