MM Perth Sale-Topper Wins MM Perth 3YO Trophy
Media Release - Sunday February 10

The sky's the limit for exciting young galloper Samizdat after an incredible win in the $150,000 Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjara on Saturday.

Samizdat as a yearlingThe Chris Gangemi trained son of Not a Single Doubt has spent a lot of his life in the headlines and it looks like there are more headed his way with feature races set for his exciting future.

A half brother to WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Samovare, Samizdat topped the 2017 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale when selling to Gangemi Racing for $325,000.

He impressed at his racetrack debut when winning at Belmont late in his two-year-old season and was put away with shin soreness before resuming today in the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy.

Samizdat was bred and sold by Amelia Park Racing and Breeding and Peter Walsh retained a share in the youngster when he joined Gangemi and a band of other owners.

"This has given me a great thrill," Walsh said. "He looks a very exciting horse and I must thank all of the Amelia Park team for helping me breed Samizdat."

"Full credit to all at Gangemi Racing for what they've done with him so far and we're very excited about his future."

The win was the fifth Magic Millions success for star jockey Jarrad Noske from just 11 rides in the rich feature races across his career.

"It was pretty relieving going over the line," jockey Jarrad Noske said. "He got back a long way and he was off the bridle at the 600."

"He showed a pretty special turn of foot. I haven't felt that from a horse for a while."

The win was celebrated by the team from Scenic Lodge who will present a Snippetson half brother to Samizdat (and Samovare) as Lot 122  (pictured below) at the upcoming 2019 Perth Yearling Sale in the Swan Valley on February 18 and 19.

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