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A MILLION REASONS FOR QLD BRED

 

 

 

LADY COLOURS DAZZLES THEM

 

  Red Dazzler’s smart filly, Lady Colours, (pictured) joined the picture for next Saturday’s $2 million BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic with a brilliant win in a 900 metre dash for juveniles on Saturday.

Prepared a stone’s throw from the track by Bruce Hill, Lady Colours zipped around the Gold Coast track in 50.97 seconds – just outside Murphy’s Blu Boy’s class record of 50.62 seconds.

Hill said provided the promising filly pulled up well from the race she would be taking her place in Queensland’s richest race.

“1200 (metres) is what she is looking for now. Hopefully if she draws barrier one of two she might be there in the finish (next week).”
Lady Colours was sent out the favourite after an eye catching third placing at Rosehill last week behind high regarded Magic Millions Classic contender Amorino.

Lady Colours, a $90,000 purchase from the draft of Corella Stud at last March’s Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale, hails from a family of proven Magic Millions winners.

Her dam, the city winning Spectrum mare Rainbow Joy, has thrown two winners from as many runners – the other is the Magic Millions Maiden Plate winner Retrospect.

Rainbow Joy is from the Danzatore mare Dancer’s Joy – a former high class juvenile who won the fillies division of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in her year.

MAGIC MILLIONS IS HERE

 

  We all wait with baited breath for the results of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale as it is generally a good indicator of what the market will do at the year’s remaining sales.

 

Queensland-bred gallopers have had an excellent lead-up to this event. Our dominant Sires rate in the top 20 of all Stallion categories due to consistent performers both nationally and internationally.

 

Featuring the cream of the region’s yearling crop, the first five sessions of the auction comprising Book 1 is made up of 892 quality lots. The sale will commence on Wednesday. Details and catalogue here…

 

The popularity of the $4.3 million Magic Millions Raceday has continued with outstanding entries being received for seven of the day’s races.

 

The $2 million BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic has been boosted by three late entries – Charge a Fortune (Rex Lipp), Delagos (Anthony Cummings) and General Jackson (Mick Mair).

 

The $400,000 R.M.Williams Magic Millions Cup (1400m) has 32 entries including proven stakes winners Adnocon, Atomic Force, Catapulted, Here de Angels, Latin News, Mr Unforgettable, My Destiny, Spirit of Boom and Torio’s Quest.

Another feature will be the $200,000 Myer Magic Millions Sprint (1000m) which attracted 30 entries including Atomic Force, Catapulted, Here de Angels, Joint Chiefs, Midnight at Ascot, Schiffer and previous winner Warrior Girl.

 

More race information here…

 

 

 

QUEENSLANDERS BLITZ THEM

 

Queensland bred runners continue to dominate the State’s race meetings with impressive winners at the big events again this weekend.

 

On the opening weekend of the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions Carnival:

 

Race 1: 900m 2yo – Lady Colours (Red Dazzler)

 

Race 3: 1400m Class 6 Hcp – Skating on Ice pictured (Bradbury’s Luck)

 

Race 6: 1200m 3yo Quality – Divine City (Ferocity)

 

Race 7: 900m Bat Out of Hell – Carry to Fortune (Carry the Flag)

 

Race 8: 1800m Benchmark 85 – Topping (Top Echelon)

 

At Eagle Farm:

 

Race 3: 1200m Maiden – Rock to Rule (Easy Rocking)

 

Race 4: 1600m 3yo Maiden – Dancing Criminals (Break the Vault)

 

Race 5: 1000m Benchmark 80 – Just a Piccolo (Piccolo)

 

Race 7: 1600m Class 1 Hcp – Daph’n’Alf (Long Horn)

 

 

 

 

A CLEAR MOUNTAIN OF A TRIFECTA

 

  There was a big thrill for the Frappell family and their Clear Mountain Fairview staff on Saturday night.

The first three placegetters in Race 2 at Clifford Park, Toowoomba, were all bred and broken-in at the Greenmount-based Stud.

 

The winner of the 1100m Benchmark 75 sprint, Stop Lying, (by Zaha) led from barrier to box and was the first leg of a winning treble for jockey Philip Wolfgram in his comeback from a broken leg.

 

Stop Lying is still owned by the Frappells, but is leased by Toowoomba trainer Tony Sears.

 

The smart Tycoon Ruler gelding, Tycoon’s Pride (pictured) chased Stop Lying all the way but couldn’t bridge the gap despite his galiant effort.

 

Tycoon’s Pride is trained by Michael Nolan and still part of the Clear Mountain Fairview stable.

 

Rounding out the trifecta was Ponzi Scheme, also by Tycoon Ruler.

 

He came home very strongly after having no luck in running, seeing more of the outside fence than the inside.

 

Ponzi Scheme was sold by Clear Mountain Fairview as a yearling