Happy Trail Of Success For Adelaide’s Magic Millions

The arrival of the 2016 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale catalogue in letter boxes recently had many saying it was the best catalogue assembled for the sale in recent memory.

With the catalogue containing relations to Happy Trails, Monaco Consul, Sirmione, Richie’s Vibe, Second Effort, Blahnik, Fitocracy, Imana, Liberty’s Gem, Mr Chard and October Date, you can clearly see why.

Taking stock of some past graduates which include recent Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Mahuta, perennial Group 1 performer Happy Trails and Emirates Stakes winner Hucklebuck, further emphasises the catalogue as a quality source of stakes performers at reasonable prices.

With 115 individual sires represented there is again a great variety of stock on offer.

Stakes winning mares with yearlings catalogued include Linky Dink, Buckle My Shoe, Catnipped, Flushed, Umaline, Gabbidon, Imana, Gift Bouquet, Gliding, Hairy, Just Sybil, Louis Leggs, Miss Pagaentry, Moulin Lady, Oak Park, Pergram, Pipkin, Readyor and Stage Doll.

As well as a first class line up of proven sires, plenty of excitement will surround members of the first Australian crop of sires including All Too Hard, Ambidexter, Barbados, Bullet Train, Dalakhani, Delago Deluxe, Harbour Watch, Mulaazem, Squamosa, Pierro and Your Song.

Originally catalogued for the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, one of Adelaide’s potential sale toppers is Mill Park Stud’s Lot 207, the All Too Hard x Madame Flurry colt.

“This colt had a minor injury to a hind leg which then meant we would not have enough time to get him ready for the Gold Coast. Our options then were Sydney Easter, Melbourne Premier or Magic Millions Adelaide,” said Mill Park Stud’s General Manager Chris Watson.

“Brenton Parker, the owner, and a past president of SA Thoroughbred Breeders decided he would be keen to support SA and the local trainers and present this colt in the local sale. Obviously we were ecstatic to have such a nice colt under-pinning the Mill Park Adelaide draft.”

“He is very typical of the All Too Hard’s I have seen so far, with nice length and scope to him. All Too Hard was chosen for Madame Flurry purely for this reason to achieve a good bit of scope and strength in the progeny as well as been a good match on pedigree.

“This colt has the great bone, is a well-balanced type overall with a good attitude which all seem to be attributes typical of All Too Hard progeny.”

As a half-brother to Group 1 Emirates Stakes, Turnbull Stakes and Mackinnon Stakes winner Happy Trails, the colt is sure to prove extremely popular with buyers and one would envisage he’ll demand considerably more than the $11,000 it took trainer Paul Beshara to secure Happy Trails as a yearling in 2009.

While Happy Trails is a standout on his own, Mill Park Stud and the Adelaide Magic Millions is synonymous with success, having produced numerous top class track performers.

Graduates from previous Mill Park drafts include Mummify, Undoubtedly and Divine Madonna.

“It’s satisfying to have produced such exceptional Group 1 winners out of our local sale” Watson commented.

“Another high class horse produced is one of my personal favourites; Catapulted. An up and comer sold recently that we have some time for is Beluga Blue, a black booker for the coming Carnivals.”  

Commencing on March 14, the online catalogue for the 2016 Adelaide Magic Millions can be viewed here.

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