It’s all a bit Surreal

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WELL ……. What an amazingly wonderful ride the first few weeks of 2013 have been for the team at Glenlogan Park.

It all started on New Year’s Day when the Magic Millions yearlings were bundled into the trucks to head down to the sales rings – where the farm presented 22 youngsters for auction and achieved an incredible 100% clearance rate. All of the Glenlogan sires met with really good buyer support and at the completion of the premier sale the farm had achieved an average of $137,500. A terrific result and a wonderful reflection of just how well-respected Glenlogan and their stallions now have on a national level.

The big race day rolled around on the Saturday and, once again, Glenlogan Park and its sires were at the very forefront.

Jet Spur is a stallion that has been on a tremendous roll of late and that momentum continued to climb when his 3YO daughter Shamrock Slipper made everyone sit up and take notice as she rounded up her rivals in the $200,000 Magic Millions Sprint (1000m). Trained by Liam Birchley, Shamrock Slipper has been a wonderful money spinner for her connections and has now earned in excess of $246,000 – a figure that looks assured of growing significantly in the future based on last Saturday’s outstanding performance..

The $1million 3YO Magic Millions Guineas winner Saluter also has a very close tie to Glenlogan Park, as he is out of a Show A Heart mare (Rosekay Heart) and was born on Glenlogan, whilst Falvelon’s Gundy Son’s fighting 2nd in the $350,000 Listed Magic Millions Cup and Show A Heart’s up-and-coming 4YO mare, Show Affection, runner-up performance in the Magic Millions Plate also gave the team plenty to cheer about.

However the undoubted highlight of the last few weeks has been the results delivered by the progeny of the farm’s first season sire Real Saga – with his exceptional filly Real Surreal claiming one of the most prestigious events for juveniles, the $2million Magic Millions Classic.

The Kelso Wood prepared youngster will head to Kolora Lodge tomorrow for a well-earned break before being set for a crack at the Brisbane Winter Carnival riches. She is an outstanding talent and her victory propelled Real Saga to the top of the Australian 2YO Sires tables.

And whilst all eyes were understandably focussed on the winner, it should be mentioned that Real Saga also provided the first colt to cross the line in Saturday’s race – with the Darryl Hansen trained Choose A Saga delivering a courageous effort after drawing barrier 15. He too looks assured of developing into a quality 3YO.

REAL SAGA’S outstandingly talented 2YO – Real Surreal.

Photo Courtesy – Trackside Photography

The final day of selling on the Gold Coast (Session 5) reflected the appeal Real Saga now has with the buying bench – as he provided the both the highest ($240,000) and the 2nd highest ($150, 000) priced lots of the day. Real Saga finished the session with 8 yearlings selling and an average of $90,500 to add to his premier sale average of $120,000 achieved in the days before.