In 2016 the Jeep
Magic Millions Raceday became Australia's first $10 million race meeting! There
are nine races programed for the bumper day, with seven out of the nine races
worth more than $1 million dollars.
It is also the world's richest sales based incentive raceday and for the two
and three-year-olds that get to their individual race at the peak of their
powers, it could mean a lucrative return for their owners - The Magic Millions
2YO restricted Classic (1200m) and its counterpart the Magic Millions 3YO
Guineas (1400m) carry prizemoney of $2,000,000 each.
But before these two and three-year-olds
get to their restricted races, they must first be sold by a vendor through a Magic
Millions auction ring and Sun Stud (formally Eliza Park International) was
responsible for selling two yearling colts in 2015 and 2016 that have a huge
chance of winning their respected divisions in 2017. '
In 2015 at the Magic Millions March Yearling Sale, Lot 90 - a chestnut colt by
Written Tycoon from the Show a Heart mare Winaura, was offered on account of
Eliza Park International (As Agent).
The bid of $67,500 from Bjorn Baker would see the colt secured by the Warrick
Farm based trainer.
The flashy chestnut was bred by Jeff Cullen of Wicklow Lodge QLD and would go
on to be named WINNING RUPERT. Unbeaten in five stars to date, he is the raging
$2.50 favourite for the 2017 MM Guineas race.
A year later in 2016 at the same Magic Millions March Yearling Sale, Lot 276 -
a bay colt from the Piccolo mare Picabelle, was purchased by Chris Munce from
the Sun Stud draft, the powerful looking colt sold for the bargain sum of
The relatively early foal was bred by Mary Lee Trivett from Banchory
Thoroughbreds and is now named OURS TO KEEP.
The colt is unbeaten in the three starts and was dominate in the B.J. Mclachlan
Stakes at his most recent appearance. He is rated a $9 chance in markets, in
what looks to be a very strong edition of the two-year-old MM Classic.
Sun Stud is offering seven precocious yearlings at the 2017 edition of Magic
Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
First crop yearlings by Fighting Sun and Fiorente are sure to impress, while
the Snitzel colt, a half-brother to Group 1 winner Politeness, will be making
plenty of short lists.
Queensland based stallions Bel Esprit and Love Conquers All are represented by
a couple of cracking types. And the Foxwedge colt selling on behalf of Kevin
Dixon's Racetree looks a classy individual.
Colt Fiorente (IRE) x Fulminate
Filly Fiorente (IRE) x Mist (IRE)
Colt Foxwedge x Plain Magic
Colt Fighting Sun x Social Glow
Colt Bel Esprit x Sable (NZ)
Colt Love Conquers All x Show of Force