2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present two quality fillies at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale which commences on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

The yearlings will be stabled in boxes QA 1 and QA 2 and paraded at the Gold Coast complex from Friday 5th January.

Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella in Victoria prior to their departure to the Gold Coast.

 

Lot 729  Bay  Filly   Brazen Beau x Five Star Belle

 

 

Lot 768   Grey  Filly   Snitzel x Gold Edition

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Star Mares on Track for Millions

Extracted from article “Star Mares on Track for Millions” by Tara Madgwick – Breednet 29/12/17

Global Glamour won the G2 Tristarc Stakes in the spring – Grant Courtney

Magic Millions pin-up girl Global Glamour showed she was ready to rumble at the rich $10 million Magic Millions race day at the Gold Coast on January 13 when cruising clear for an easy trial win at Randwick on Friday morning. A replay of the trial can be seen here

Global Glamour after her trial win. Photo by Caroline Searcy

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained daughter of Star Witness was asked for an effort this morning and powered through her 1045 metre heat to win by two lengths in 1:00.80 seconds which was the fastest heat of the morning at that trip.

Global Glamour was second beaten a neck in the 2017 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas following a super successful spring three year-old season when she won both the Group I ATC Flight Stakes and MRC Thousand Guineas.

Global Glamour was a modest $65,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft for James Bester It’s All About The Girls Syndicate and has won $1.3 million for her large syndicate of women owners from right around the world.

Victorian based Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm have just two yearlings for Magic Millions, but one of them is a horse that most people will want to see.

Lot 768 is a filly by Snitzel from former superstar filly sprinter Gold Edition, the winner of 17 races and over $3million in prizemoney.

A grey daughter of Lion Hunter, Gold Edition won the first running of the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes when it was previously known as the Ascot Vale Stakes and had some memorable battles with Australian Horse of the Year Miss Andretti.

It’s a fairly safe bet that this filly will make a bit more money than Global Glamour did when she walked the Gold Coast sale ring in 2015.

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Group 3 Victory for Lauriston Graduate Eptimum

Lauriston Farm bred Eptimum strides away to win Group 3 race on Cox Plate Day (Mike Keating-Racing Photos)

No longer just a travelling companion, Lauriston Farm graduate Eptimum is now a solid challenger to his more famous stablemate Houtzen.

After his dominant win in the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes over 1200 metres on Cox Plate Day, he will now line up (against Houtzen) in the prestigious Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day.

Eptimum (Snitzel) was a $200,000 purchase by his trainer Toby Edmonds from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Edmonds had massive wraps for him as a young horse and, early days, believed Eptimum would be the best two-year-old in his stable.

Lauriston’s James O’Brien remembers Eptimum as a yearling well, being forward and precocious enough to take to the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Lauriston Farm bred Eptimum prior to the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Eptimum had just the one unplaced run as a two-year-old before getting on the float in early Spring to accompany Magic Millions Classic winner Houtzen to Melbourne as she prepared for the Spring Carnival including the Everest.

While down here Eptimum has flown through the grades, winning a Super VOBIS maiden at Ballarat, before a solid win in at Bendigo. He then stepped up significantly to record his third win in a row with his Group 3 triumph on Saturday.

“It is staggering that he has come from a maiden to a Group 3, and to win so dominantly,” O’Brien said.

The times he ran, his sectionals were just superb…he only ran 0.02 slower than Hey Doc in the Manikato the night before, and he wasn’t even ridden right out to the line.

“Toby brought him down for some experience, and I think they have done a terrific job. I am just so excited for our farm, and excited for the mare.”

Lauriston Thoroughbreds purchased Eptimum’s dam, Paramount, as a yearling for $200,000. She is a sister to Group 1 QTC Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna.

Eptimum is the third foal of Paramount, who has a Not A Single Doubt two-year-old filly purchased by Aquis/Blue Sky Bloodstock for $120,000 at the Inglis Premier Sale earlier this year. The promising filly is in training with Mick Price and is apparently showing ability.

Paramount’s yearling colt by So You Think will head to Melbourne Premier Sale in March next year, and she foaled a very nice filly by Press Statement earlier this month.

And Lauriston has plenty to be excited about this Saturday with Eptimum in the Coolmore while the Lauriston bred, Gai Waterhouse trained Global Glamour is favourite for the Group 1 Myer.

“It would be really brilliant for Lauriston Farm, having won the Ascot Vale Stakes (now the Coolmore) with Gold Edition, to now have a chance of winning it again with a horse we bred.”

Lauriston Farm will be making the journey from Corinella to the Gold Coast again in January with a small but high quality draft of two yearlings.

They include a Brazen Beau filly, out of the General Nediym mare Five Star Belle and – perhaps one of the sale’s stars – a Snitzel filly out of multiple Group 1 star filly/mare Gold Edition.

Article from Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria

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Eptimum Impresses in Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes

Eptimum wins the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes

Source: Breednet article titled New Stakes Winner For Snitzel by Mark Smith – Saturday, 28 October 2017

After being unplaced at his only start at two in Brisbane, the Gold Coast-trained gelding Eptimum made the trek south to earn wins at Ballarat and Bendigo before making it three on the trot in Saturday’s Group III Telstra Phonewords (Red Anchor) Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Drawing the outside barrier, Eptimum eased across to take up the running under Ryan Maloney and he was never really challenged from that point on.

After disposing of the heavily-backed Trekking before the home turn, Eptimum came home alone. He was three lengths too good for Single Bullet who finished well without threatening with Trekking a further two and a quarter lengths back in third. (photo Grant Courtney).

“We’ve got another Houtzen here”, Maloney said.

“He’swork has been first-class and I came here with a lot of confidence.

“He flew the lids, I had to do a bit of work but he switched off beautifully in the middle stages and he was just too good.”

With his first stakes win, Eptimum advances his record to 3 wins from 4 starts with earnings of $141,050.

Winning trainer Toby Edmonds said the son of Snitzel was right up there with the best in the barn.

We’ve got four horses, including Houtzen andWhypeo, and there’s been very little between them from day one.

“He’s been a little bit behind them due to maturity, so we brought him down here to do try to do that so it’s great result.”

A $200,000 purchase by his trainer from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Eptimum is the third foal of the winning Monashee Mountain mare, Paramount, who is a sister to Group 1 QTC Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna.

Lauriston Thoroughbred’s purchase Paramount as a yearling for $220,000.

She has a Not A Single Doubt 2yo filly that was purchased by Aquis / Blue Sky Bloodstock for $120,000 at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Paramount has a yearling colt by So You Think and foaled a filly by Press Statement on October 17.

Eptimum becomes the 74thstakes-winner for Snitzel who marches relentlessly on to defend his champion sire title.

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Global Glamour takes out Tristarc in game fashion

Source: ANZ Bloodstock News 22 Oct 17

Dual Group One-winning mare Global Glamour (Star Witness) made a winning return to action when lifting bravely inside the final 100 metres to take out the Tristarc Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) first up at Caulfield.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained four-year-old mare, who won both the Flight Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) and Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) last spring, was sent off a $9.50 chance on her first start since she ran second in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (Gr 2, 1200m) at Randwick in April.

Her freshness was evident in the early part of the race as she took a keen hold under jockey Tim Clark, who expertly guided the mare into a prominent position in behind the front-running Savanna Amour (Love Conquers All) ($17) from a tough starting berth in barrier 13. She was produced to take a narrow advantage approaching the 200 metres, and when the runner-up Cool Passion (Not A Single Doubt) ($21) drew alongside in the closing stages, she found extra to score by a shorthead, with Shillelagh (Savabeel) ($14) a further three quarters of a length behind in third.

Waterhouse was pleased to see Global Glamour gain her first success since February, and said the mare was on target for a tilt at the Myer Classic (registered as Empire Rose Stakes) (Gr 1, 1600m) at Flemington on 4 November. “She was a bit out of sorts months ago and she’s come right around,” Waterhouse said. “It’s hard when three-year-old fillies have to make the weight-for-age improvement but she has done that. “We brought her down to Melbourne to win the Myer Classic and she’s certainly on target.”

The victory of Global Glamour also provided Sydney-based rider Clark with his first winner at Caulfield. “It’s my first win at Caulfield so it’s a great thrill, especially on a big day like today,” Clark said. “Hopefully it helps with more opportunities over the carnival.”

Global Glamour (4 m Star Witness – Spectacula by Testa Rossa), who fetched $65,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and is raced by the It’s All About The Girls syndicate, has won five of her 12 starts for prize money earnings of $1,389,000.

She is one of four named foals out of the winning Testa Rossa (Perugino) mare Spectacula, though she is the only one of three runners to so far be successful. Her winning second dam Western Success (Success Express) produced six winners from seven foals to race and is a half-sister to the stakes placegetter Bingham (Distant Music). This is also the same family as Group Three winner Sam Sung A Song (Timber Country) and stakes winners Apollua (King Apollo) and Rocket To Glory (Shovhog).

Global Glamour is one of ten stakes winners and the most successful offspring to date for her Widden Stud-based sire Star Witness (Starcraft), who is standing for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).

Race Replay: R9 Caulfield 21/07/17 

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Lauriston’s ‘Legend’ Leads the Charge

Legend Of Condor

Article by Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria: Lauriston’s ‘Legend’ Leads the Charge

The graduates of Corinella’s Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm have been regular visitors to the winner’s stalls of late with some very talented youngsters among the victors.

Leading the charge on Saturday was the Gerald Ryan trained two-year-old Legend of Condor, a very talented two-year-old who scored on debut in the Victory Vein Plate over 1000 metres in Sydney.

Sold for $520,000 as a yearling at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale through the Lauriston draft, Legend Of Condor was bought by Sun Bloodstock.

Lauriston’s James O’Brien, pointed out that the young colt is by Not A Single Doubt and is out of the Success Express mare, Rhodamine, which means he carries the same cross as Sun Stud’s Victorian Champion First Season Sire, Squamosa.

“We still have Rhodamine in our broodmare band, and I adore the Success Express mares. Legend Of Condor is not overly tall, but he is a neat, very powerful and an exceptionally strong colt,” O’Brien said.

“He was a real professional throughout his yearling preparation and incredibly popular at the sales with the buying bench. He handled the busy complex with ease; he was such a cool dude.”

The purchaser, David O’Callaghan acting on behalf of Sun Stud, is well known as an astute judge, and was keeping a keen eye on him during the inspections.

“(O’Callagahan) couldn’t help but be impressed by the colt’s attitude and demeanour. To get the price tag he did showed how many other good judges were also interested in the ring. I was over the moon with the price we achieved,” O’Brien said.

So it came as no surprise to O’Brien to hear trainer Gerald Ryan comment on how well Legend Of Condor has handled his whole racing career to date and how professional he was during his breaking in and early days at the stables.

After winning his trial in impressive time, Legend Of Condor clocked a great time at Randwick and beat the other 1000 metre race on the day.

With an extraordinary, unflappable personality, bigger and better things are ahead of him with Ryan believing that he is a horse that can make the 2018 Golden Slipper.

There have been some other impressive Lauriston bred 3YO winners in Victoria and elsewhere in the past fortnight.

The Toby Edmonds trained Eptimum (Snitzel), was brought down as a travelling companion and trackwork-mate for the super filly Houtzen. And in his time down in Victoria, he has now raced twice for two super impressive victories at Ballarat and Bendigo.

“With a three-year-old stakes option on Cox Plate day, it would be brilliant for his dam, Paramount if he gets a run, who is a full to Stradbroke winner, La Montagna,” said O’Brien.

Meanwhile the Spcier Thoroughbreds owned grey 3YO Platinum Angel, an $180,000 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling purchase, is also in for a bright future, after impressively broke her maiden recently at Mornington, for Darren Weir.

Platinum Angel

Photo: Leonie Grbic-Racing Photos

And not to be forgotten, the three year-old Iron Lotus won first up at Alice Springs, after being touted as one of the best two-year-olds in NT last season after winning the feature Inglis Red Centre 2YO Classic.

“Over the last decade, I have only taken nine yearlings to the Magic Millions. The year before last we took five, who include the Listed placed Kardashing, Platinum Angel, Eptimum and Undoubtable Miss who won the Adelaide Magic Millions race, with the fifth unraced and now trialing well in Hong Kong,” O’Brien said.

“From the previous draft of four yearlings, we had dual Group 1 winner Global Glamour and Seductress, a two year old city winner at Caulfield.  It’s been great as everything we took to sell has been winning for their new owners.”

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Great Week for Lauriston Bred Youngsters

Sun Stud is one of Victoria’s leading stallion farms. Earlier this year they were active as vendors and buyers at Melbourne’s Inglis Premier yearling sale. One of their purchases was for $520,000 from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. Sun placed the colt in trainer Gearld Ryan’s care and named him LEGEND OF CONDOR (2c Not A Single Doubt x Rhodamine by Success Express).

Only a handful of 2yo races have been run in Australia this season but Gerald was confident that Legend Of Condor had shown him enough promise to commence an early racing career. Gerald opted to debut the colt at Randwick yesterday in the $100,000 Victory Vein Stakes. With Josh Par on board Legend Of Condor led all the way to win, managing to hold out the late closers Spin and Stunts. Both Gerald and Josh were full of praise for the young colt after the tenacious victory.
Race Replay: LEGEND OF CONDOR 15 Oct 17 R2 Randwick

Darren Weir trained PLATINUM ANGEL (3f Snitzel x Rapidement by Iglesia) was an impressive winner at Mornington last Tuesday. Settling toward the back, Damien Oliver urged the grey filly through the field and she was strong to the line.

Platinum Angel was a $180,000 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling purchase by Brad Spicer.
Race Replay: PLATINUM ANGEL 10 Oct 17 R3 Mornington

In the same draft Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds purchased EPTIMUM (3g Snitzel x Paramount by Monashee Mountain) for $200,000. Toby decided to bring Eptimum to Victoria as a travelling companion for his star filly Houtzen. The Super VOBIS bonuses on offer were an added incentive to bring the gelding South.

Eptimum won at his first Victorian start at Ballarat and made it back to back wins last Wednesday at Bendigo in a benchmark 70 for 3yos. Although still a little green, both wins showed that Eptimum may be in for a bright future. Ryan Maloney rode on both occasions.
Race Replay: EPTIMUM 11 Oct 17 R5 Bendigo

Lisa Whittle’s IRON LOTUS (3f Turffontein x Blazing Glory by Bianconi) was an impressive 2yo winning two from three starts in Alice Springs, including the feature Inglis Red Centre 2YO Classic. She kicked off her 3yo career yesterday impressively winning by nearly two lengths.
Race Replay: IRON LOTUS 15 Oct 17 R2 Alice Springs

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Two-year-old Legend Of Condor has made an impressive debut at Randwick

Article by: Caryl Williamson Australian Associated Press 14 October 2017

From day one, trainer Gerald Ryan has had a big opinion of Legend Of Condor and colt has shown just why with his debut win at Randwick.

Displaying a professionalism that sets him apart from some of the other two-year-olds in the Ryan stable, Legend Of Condor ($4.80) took the lead early in Saturday’s Victory Vein Plate (1000m) and held off a challenge by the favourite Spin ($4.60) by a half neck.

A $520,000 yearling at the Melbourne Premier Sale, Legend Of Condor is raced by Sun Bloodstock who also own Condor Heroes who failed to make this year’s Golden Slipper.

But Ryan expects his younger stablemate can make the grade in 2018.

“I think he can be a Slipper horse,” Ryan said.

“He is a bomb-proof, professional little horse.

“He’s not very big and he will never be big horse but he is compact and does everything right.

“He’s been like that from the time he went to Tim Boland at Limitless Lodge for his early education.

“Tim rang me to say what a little professional he was.”

The colt’s jockey Josh Parr said Legend Of Condor still had a bit to learn but he did what he asked him to do.

“He got a bit lost but he is a good horse,” he said.

“It was the win of a good horse.”

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Legend Of Condor too smart in Victory Vein Plate

Article Author: Tom Walter
Article Source: www.racenet.com.au 14 October 2017

Gerald Ryan’s two-year-old Legend Of Condor exhibited all the qualities of a top class juvenile when winning the Victory Vein Plate (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Following a two-length trial win at Rosehill on October 3, Legend Of Condor ($4.80) stepped out for his debut start and didn’t put a foot wrong.

Sent to the front by jockey Josh Parr, the son of Not A Single Doubt relaxed beautifully in the lead before repelling the challenge of Peter and Paul Snowden’s Spin ($4.60 fav), which had the benefit of race experience after finishing fourth in the Listed Breeders’ Plate (1000m) a fortnight ago.

Legend Of Condor held a half neck margin over Spin on the line while Stunts ($21) finished a further 1-1/2 lengths away third.

“He’s bombproof. Right from the word go when he was bought in Melbourne he’s been a professional,” Ryan said.

“This was his first time away from Rosehill today and he’s been so easy to deal with, such a quiet horse.

“Josh (Parr) has had a rap for him for quite a while and reckons he’s the best two-year-old he’s ridden this year.”

Legend Of Condor, a $520,000 yearling at the Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne, was one of nine Sun Bloodstock purchases last season entrusted to Ryan.

“It’s great for Sun Bloodstock, they’ve really supported me this year – they’ve put a lot of money into it so it’s good for them to have a nice horse,” Ryan said.

Ryan said a Melbourne campaign this spring would be considered for the colt but revealed he is favouring the spelling paddock, with a view to focussing on next year’s autumn carnival in Sydney.

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Two Year Old Trials at Rosehill

Legend of Condor as a yearling

Extract from Breednet by Tara Madgwick – Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Four two year-old trials at Rosehill on Tuesday morning produced winners for Exceed and Excel, Sebring and Mossman with the fastest heat won by a slick son of Not a Single Doubt.

Prepared by Gerald Ryan for Sun Bloodstock, Legend of Condor did everything right for Josh Parr, breaking smoothly from the gates to surge forward and take up the lead.

He controlled the trial throughout and gave a good kick down the running to skip clear and win under his own steam by two lengths clocking 53.30 seconds for the 900 metre gallop.

A $520,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft for Sun Bloodstock, Legend of Condor is from Rhodamine, a winning Success Express (USA) mare from the family of Group I NZ Two Thousand Guineas winner Atlante.

He was the most expensive yearling by his sire sold at that sale by quite a margin.

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