Horse Racing

Sire Pierata first season leads the Magic Millions class

Aquis . farm flag bearer Pier appeared in court on an impressive day of stallions the first season of the inaugural session at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on January 10, which ended with three freshman stallions in the top 10 in the standings. overall masculinity.

Topped by AU$800,000 (US$553,763) first foal (Lot 76) among Phoenix Thoroughbred Double 1 group winners Dear GabyPierata has made a phenomenal AU$450,000 (US$311,492) on average from four pups a year sold, with mainstream bred pups taking down dam trainers, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.

Pierata, who stood the first three seasons at Aquis Farm for a fee of $44,000, arrived on the Gold Coast with 29 lots on sale, with 16 of his descendants for sale either no black mares or he sister to the black type. horse.

Aquis Farm’s Jonathan Davies says early success is a sign of the hard work invested in an impressive first book by a group 1 winner, which is enthusiastically supported by breeders.

“That certainly exceeded our expectations. It’s tough when you have a first-season stallion, sometimes when it’s sold we can wear pink glasses,” he said. “But for the market to accept them and appreciate them as highly as we did, it’s very gratifying and great for everyone who has supported Pierata.

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“Lovely Gaby’s $800,000 is an incredible result for the Thoroughbred Phoenix and it proves their faith in the stallion to send a really good mare to Pierata in the first season of the series. He’s at the nursery. I’m super excited to see her go to Ciaron Maher and David Eustace and hope she can follow in her mother’s footsteps.”

Pierata’s three other cubs sold for $450,000, AU$320,000 (US$221,505) and AU$230,000 (US$159,207) as winners (Lot 127) in pool 3 Miss Exfactor (AUS) were knocked out by Laurel Oak’s Louis Mihalyka, while Bjorn Baker and Jim Clarke signed the filth (Lot 24) of Kardashing’s bet.

Mihalyka bought from him with the aim of returning to the Gold Coast in the coming years with his $450,000 purchase.

Mihalyka said: “I am very interested in my pedigree and she is a beautifully bred horse from a good mare and a stallion that we trust as the first season stallion. . “To me, she (looks) an athlete, so she has a chance to come back and run here at 2 and 3 years old in the next few years.”

The stallion’s first day results showed it fifth on the overall leader board on average, just behind I am invincible , Snitzel , Fastnet Stone and Zoustar .

space shuttle Darley Too hot and green point enjoyed successful days on the Gold Coast, averaging AU$253,000 (US$175,128) and AU$245,000 (US$169,590).


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