Change of Magic Plans for Rubick’s Alburq
Tara Madgwick - Sunday December 22

Scoring a long overdue win at Flemington on Saturday was promising Rubick three year-old Alburq, a $260,000 Magic Millions purchase for Paul Moroney Bloodstock from the draft of Edinburgh Park, who will offer his half-brother by Vancouver at MM 2020.

Rubick is the sire of AlburqA good second when resuming from a spell behind quality Rubick filly Rubisaki last month at Moonee Valley, the Mike Moroney trained Alburq atoned from that loss with a determined short half head win in the 1200 metre Benchmark 70 event.

Placed five times from his previous seven starts, Alburq has won over $160,000 in prizemoney, but plans for his next start have now changed following this breakthrough victory.

"He was a pretty good mannered colt, probably just a little bit on his toes and he got pretty heavy so we gelded him and it's really relaxed him down and he's going to make a really nice horse," Mike Moroney said.

"We've got him in the Magic Millions three-year-old race as well as the maiden but he's not a maiden anymore so he won't be going for that.

"We were almost going to sit on it and trial him up there (Queensland) and go into it (Magic Millions Maiden).

"We'll certainly give it a bit of thought whether we still take him up there for the 1400m or whether we stay here.”

Either way, Alburq has a good measure of ability and with a win under his belt will take good confidence from this outing going forward.

Bred and sold by Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park, stakes-placed Alburq is the fourth winner from four foals  to race from winning Dehere (USA) mare Euro Chic, who is closely related to Group I winner Bollinger and claims blue hen Eau D’etoile as her third dam.

Edinburgh Park will present the current yearling from Euro Chic, a colt by Vancouver, as Lot 283 and he is pictured below.


Candy Cane Lane Plate (Bm70) 1200m
Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:11.46
T: M D Moroney J: Michael Poy 56.5
3g Rubick (AUS) x Euro Chic (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
That Girl
T: P Stokes J: L Nolen 56
3f Sizzling (AUS) x Glogirl (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Phillip Stokes Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $50,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa
B: Newgate Farm
Can't Be Done
T: D T O'Brien J: Thomas Stockdale 57.5
3g All Too Hard (AUS) x Nobody Gets (AUS) (Forestry (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: O'Brien Thoroughbreds
T: R D Griffiths J: D Yendall 56
3c Foxwedge (AUS) x Nuclear Force (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Jye McNeil 58.5
3g Zoustar (AUS) x Shack (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: MiRunners Racing No 1
Viking Warrior
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: D Oliver 58
3c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Scandinavia (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
T: M A Kavanagh J: Craig Williams 57.5
3c Excelebration (IRE) x Lost In Paradise (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $55,000
V:Henley Park, Cambridge, NZ
B: Eales Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $16,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Devcich Bloodstock Ltd
Three Legs In
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 55
3g Toorak Toff (AUS) x Bella Flight (AUS) (Super Jet (USA))
Celtic Rebel
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 56
3g Dissident (AUS) x Celtic Sea (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Lucas Bloodstock Croftby Qld
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
MM National Weanling Sale $300,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: David Lucas As Agent For Phoenix Investments
South Street Boss
T: K L Corstens J: B Prebble 56.5
3g Street Boss (USA) x Southern Link (AUS) (Desert King (IRE))
T: J F Moloney J: Patrick Moloney 56
3c Husson (ARG) x Mesmerize Me (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))