First Light Supporting the Second Harvest of the Russian Revolution

The deeds of the young stallion russian revolution were at the forefront of buyers’ minds when a colt (lot 274) by the exciting Newgate Farm stallion sold for 230,000 Australian dollars (170,185 US dollars) on the Gold Coast on March 22, the most expensive sold at this week’s Magic Millions March Yearling Sale.

Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have teamed up with syndicator First Light Racing to bring home the imposing second generation colt of the Group 1 winning sprinter, the most expensive of the 314 yearlings sold and one of 22 for earn AU$100,000 ($73,993). ) or more during the auction reserved for horses eligible for the QTIS.

The foal and AU$185,000 Capitalist the filly (lot 254) helped maintain a steady day 2 market that kept demand on day 1, with the total closing at AU$12,446,500 ($9,209,576), down 14% year-on-year on the other, while the average was AU$39,639 ($29,330), down 11%, and the median was AU$30,000 ($22,198), down AU$5,000 ( $3,699) on the 2021 sale.

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The capitalist filly consigned to lot 254 in the ring at the Magic Millions

The top-selling son of Russian Revolution, a colt shared between Newgate Farm and Lyndhurst Stud Farm’s Griff Kruger, is Right Of Way’s fourth colt, a juvenile placed in Sydney and trained by Waterhouse, herself a Street daughter. Sign. Right Of Way is the dam of winner Pentito, a multiple Brisbane-placed 3-year-old gelding.

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Waterhouse was at its effervescent best immediately after the suit clinched the colt, making a Facetime call between Ashleigh Dowley, Bott, First Light Racing’s blood stock manager, and herself to celebrate the purchase of Gold Coast.

“We thought he was the colt of the sale so we weren’t going to leave without him. We were especially excited to have another Russian Revolution, the best stallion of the first season and I think he’s the next great stallion to ride.” Dowley told ANZ Bloodstock News on March 22.

“We bought him with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott and they are training the first participation winning foal by Russian Revolution in Rise of the masseswho raced in the Golden Slipper this weekend.

“They are huge fans of the stallion and so are we and on top of all that they trained the dam Right Of Way. They had a fair opinion of her. Gai said she was a 2 year old years old very fast, she was a 2 year old girl ranked in several cities… who had above average abilities.”

The colt born on October 31, which has been cataloged as lot 274, was donated by Lyndhurst Stud Farm.

“It’s a huge result. I sent the mare to Russian Revolution on a colt share, we had a beautiful colt that stood out in this sale being a QTIS and a BOBS horse and he went to some great coaches in Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott,” Kruger said.

Russian Revolution, sire of five first crop winners, including winner of Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (G2) and runner-up of Neds Blue Diamond Stakes (G1) Miss Revolutionary and Bowermans Pago Pago Stakes (G3) winner Rise Of The Masses has averaged AU$165,721 ($122,622) so far this year, up 56% from his first yearlings.

Newgate Farm’s Tony ‘Tubba’ Williams, who was on the Gold Coast for the sale, praised the Russian Revolution and the colt as well as breeder Griff Kruger.

“There is no doubt that we couldn’t be happier with the way the stallion is doing. At this point he is the best stallion in season one and to produce a stock like he has we we can see that his second season is as good as the first, if not better…and this colt is among the best of them,” said Williams.

“Make no mistake, this is as good a Russian Revolution colt as it has been at an all year sale.”

Magic Millions 2022 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale Lot 274
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The colt of the Russian Revolution presented as lot 274 at the Magic Millions

Dowley believes the colt has the physique and maturity to race as a 2-year-old and, like many who purchase a horse from Magic Millions, has plans for the $2 million 2-Year-Old Classic. next year to the Gold Coast in January.

It was a view shared by Waterhouse and Bott as well as Bruce Slade of Kestrel Thoroughbreds, the Gold Coast selling coaches representative.

“He’s a pretty advanced physical type already. He looks like this natural 2-year-old and we’ve seen it time and time again that just because he’s a late colt doesn’t mean he’s going to be too far behind,” Dowley said.

Anamoe is a November colt; Daumier won the Neds Blue Diamond (G1) and he’s also a late November colt, so it can be done, and if he doesn’t (to go to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic), there’s always plenty of opportunities in the fall.”

Later in the session, Dowley delivered on his promise to find yearlings for the Queensland team of First Light Racing, which is overseen by Eagle Farm trainer Rob Heathcote.

The trustee bought a Earn Rupert filly (Lot 358) for AU$80,000 ($59,194) from Lyndhurst Stud Farm, a filly (Lot 371) by Spill the beans for AU$11,000 ($8,139) and a foal (lot 391) by better than ready for AU$75,000 ($55,495) from Eureka Stud in conjunction with Heathcote.

Lyndhurst Stud in Queensland, which is better than ready to host John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes (G3) winner Barbaric to list later that year, was the second-biggest supplier, trading 29 yearlings for AU$1,301,500 ($963,023).

“As a seller I think overall it was pretty good. If you had a reasonable reserve you were well rewarded and the Better Than Readys are doing very well here so they weren’t too difficult to sell, they were pretty popular,” Kruger said.

Although the March sale did not follow the Australian trend of year-on-year increases in 2022, Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch was pleased with how the QTIS auction fared. unfolded.

“I think the market was very healthy over the two days. The sellers brought well presented and well shaped horses here and they were motivated to meet the market and that is a good recipe for a horse sale,” said said Bowditch on Tuesday evening.

“There was a lot of interest from the region and South East Queensland as well as interstate attendance and some international buyers, it was a solid two day trade.”

Australia’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale on April 5-6 in Sydney will now take center stage on the Southern Hemisphere sales circuit, but for Magic Millions it will turn its attention to the National Weaning Sale , broodmare and yearling scheduled for May 19 to June 2.

“We’ve been really pleased with how the Australian tour, as we say, has gone for the Magic Millions yearling sales streak,” he said.

“Now all roads lead to the Gold Coast between mid and late May and we look forward to a bumper sale of broodmares, weaners and yearlings.

“We are still taking registrations for this and anyone considering selling should contact our blood inventory department within the next seven days.”