Pedigree Boosters

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In the build up to the major yearling sales this year, we will pick out a selection of yearlings each day who have had notable pedigree updates in the past couple of months.

Today, we look at how recent winners in Hong Kong and New Zealand have boosted the pedigree pages of their siblings on sale at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Lot 100 Artie Schiller X Schiaparelli – Offered by Aquis Farm

The colt’s pedigree was given a significant boost from his New Zealand-based half-brother Sensei (Dream Ahead {USA}) when he added the Listed Hazlett S. to his record on Boxing Day. He had previously won four times and finished runner-up in both the G3 Stewards S. and the G3 John Grigg S.

Sensei winning the Listed Hazlett S.

Sensei is co-trained by Michael Pitman, who purchased him out of Emirates Park’s draft at the Inglis Sydney Easter Sale for $60,000.

Lot 100 is also a half-brother to the G2 Queensland Guineas winner Rothesay (Fastnet Rock) with their dam Schiaparelli (Woodman) a daughter of the multiple Group 1 winning sprinter Canny Lass (Bletchingly) She is a sister to Canny Lad, who has had such an influence on the Australian breeding industry.

Lot 555: Wandjina x Etain – Offered by Sledmere Stud

This filly’s 2-year-old half-brother Scotch (I Am Invincible) handed her a timely pedigree update ahead of the Magic Millions Sale when he ran riot on debut. The Stephen Marsh-trained colt was a smart recent winner at the first time of asking at New Plymouth.

Scotch was originally bought at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale by successful pinhookers Lyndhurst Farm for $130,000 and on-sold at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale for NZ$250,000. He was signed for by agent Bruce Perry on behalf of a stallion syndicate that includes Waikato Stud, Jamieson Park, Little Avondale Stud, Jomara Bloodstock and JML Bloodstock.

Lot 555 Wandjina x Etain

Lot 555 is out of a half-sister to the Listed New Zealand St Leger winner Ritzy Lady (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}) and the pedigree has also made a decent international impact through the G3 McIntosh Fillies’ Classic winner and G1 Alan Robertson Fillies Championship placegetter Hancock Park (NZ) (Pompeii Court {USA}).

Lot 1036 Deep Field x Miss Midas – Offered by Rosari Farm

This filly’s auction prospects took a turn for the better when her half-brother Conte (Starcraft {NZ}) claimed the G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup at Sha Tin on New Year’s Day. Trained by expatriate Australian John Size, the gelding’s star is on the rise with seven wins from his nine appearances.

The dam Miss Midas (Flying Spur) is a half-sister to the G2 Ascot Vale S. and dual Group 3 winner Innovation Girl (Rubiton), who also placed at Group 1 level and has produced the Listed Bob Hoysted H. winner Chloe In Paris (Exceed And Excel).