Star Colts Add Quality to Aquis MM Draft
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 5 January 2017
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 Emirates Park.

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 sale."

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 and Archives.

Other draft highlights include:

Lot 55 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).

Lot 216
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 placed.

Lot 366 Colt Hinchinbrook x Red Centre, by Rubiton

Half-brother to stakes-placed Too Many Reds and dam has had six foals to race all winners!

Lot 562
Filly Written Tycoon x Victory Ride, by Flying Spur

Second foal of an unraced half-sister to Group I winner and $1million earner Devil Moon.

Click here to see the full Aquis draft.

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