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CONTENTS Welcome..................................................................... 4 Events Calendar........................................................... 6 Top Quality For New Beginnings................................. 12 Stakes Success Stories................................................ 14 A Sample Of The Offering.......................................... 16 Born To Race.............................................................. 18 Burning Up The West................................................... 22 Stud Tours................................................................... 26 2018 Facts At A Glance............................................. 30 Barrier Draw................................................................ 32 Racing Women’s Bonus.............................................. 34 Launch Party.............................................................. 36 Galloping For Gold.................................................... 40 Own The Dream Ambassador – Brittany Taylor........... 42 The Vines.................................................................... 46 Big Risk Reaps Big Rewards......................................... 50 Raceday Socials........................................................ 56 Sale Socials................................................................ 62 Swan Valley................................................................ 66 2018 Magic Millions Race Winners............................. 70 2019 Major Sale Dates............................................... 74

MAGIC MILLIONS PERTH DAVID HOUSTON – WA MANAGER 0408 609 994 davidh@magicmillions.com.au CHARLOTTE GEOGHEGAN – ADMINISTRATION 0417 846 981 charlotte@magicmillions.com.au 2/56 Dale Road, Middle Swan WA 6056 (PO Box 448 Belmont WA 6984) 08 9477 2455 perth@magicmillions.com.au www.magicmillions.com.au

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WELCOME I can barely believe another yearling sale is upon us. Perth Magic Millions has had an extremely busy but successful year. The winners have flowed from the sale ring and the West Australian graduates are certainly making their presence felt locally and Nationally. This year’s highly successful Magic Millions Pinjarra Race Day again proved the experience and quality of Raceday is a magnet for our racing community and friends. The Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic winner VALOUR ROAD went on to win the time-honoured Karrakatta Plate G2. The state’s other twoyear-old group race, the Sires Produce G3, was won by another Perth Sale graduate in LORDHELPMERUN. With the breeding industry replenishing and improving broodmare bands along with adding to the stallion line up, I am sure it won’t be long before these boys will put their hands up to be successful sires in the future.

Millions, in conjunction with RWWA, have introduced a Women’s Bonus for 2019 sale graduates to the Magic

The process of getting approvals and permits for our

Millions WA 2YO Classic to promote ownership amongst

new Swan Valley home has been a journey. I would

the ladies. This is sure to be a very popular innovation.

like to recognise that the Swan Valley Council has

I would like to take this opportunity to wish every vendor

been tremendous in the way they have supported us

and purchaser much success at the 2019 Magic Millions

through our applications. This is going to be an exciting

Perth Yearling Sale.

development for the Western Australian Thoroughbred Industry and one that can be enjoyed for many years into the future. While the finished product will be a work in progress for some time, the stables and layout will give vendors and prospective buyers a wonderful opportunity

We hope you enjoy the iconic Swan Valley and all WA has to offer, and I look forward to welcoming everybody in February. Best Wishes

to showcase and view our 2019 catalogue of yearlings. I feel this year’s offering are a quality line up and am excited for what this sale will produce. Remember this sale represents the best WA has to sell.

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A new sales complex, a beautiful setting and super

David Houston

prizemoney what could be better? Well, this year Magic

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PERTH YEARLING SALE STUD TOURS

SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY

Each year Magic Millions hosts a variety of stud tours throughout the greater Perth region to provide buyers with a preview of the lots on offer in the 2019 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Studs visiting: Gervase Park, Lynward Park, Mogumber Park, Scenic Lodge, finishing with a sundowner at Gold Front.

These stud tours are very popular and you will need to reserve a seat quickly so you don’t miss out. The tours are free and are available to anyone interested in purchasing a yearling. The coach leaves the Members carpark on Grandstand Road at Ascot Racecourse at 8am sharp each morning, with water and sandwiches provided throughout the day. Bookings: Charlotte Geoghegan on 0417 846 981 or email charlotte@magicmillions.com.au

THURSDAY 24 JANUARY TOUR ONE – SERPENTINE AREA Studs visiting: Quanah Park, Darling View, Namerik, Alwyn Park, Willowdale, Rangeview, Taunton Vale, finishing at Einoncliff.

THURSDAY 31 JANUARY

TOUR THREE – BULLSBROOK AREA

TUESDAY 5 FEBRUARY MAGIC MILLIONS BARRIER DRAW & OWNERSHIP EXPO Join Western Australia’s racing identities for the 2019 WA Magic Millions Barrier Draw and Owners Only Expo. We invite new and existing owners to come along for an enjoyable evening and the opportunity to explore the world of racing and get your questions answered by top WA trainers and breeders in the beautiful backdrop of Elizabeth Quay. Find out how you can be part of this exciting industry and meet the Owners Only ambassadors Brittany Taylor, Rick Hart and Brad Shephard, before sharing in the anticipation of the WA Magic Millions Barrier Draw for the feature races on Magic Millions Ladies Raceday at Pinjarra on Saturday 9 February. Owner’s Only ‘Own the Dream Series’ will be kick-starting the day with a special barrier draw masterclass at 4.15pm. Where: Barrack Square, Elizabeth Quay

TOUR TWO – CAPEL AREA

Time: 5pm-7pm

Studs visiting: Westbury Park, Bellbridge Park, Dawson Stud, De Grey Park, Oakland, finishing at Amelia Park.

Bookings: Free event to public. RSVP to Charlotte Geoghegan on 0417 846 981 or email charlotte@magicmillions.com.au

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SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY MAGIC MILLIONS WA LADIES RACEDAY Come raceday all eyes will turn to the track at Pinjarra Park on Ladies Day for the running of the $250,000 Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) and the $150,000 Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (RL, 1200m). The day includes popular Fashions on the Field for both Ladies and Gents and a range of free children’s entertainment throughout the day and after the last. Where: Pinjarra Park, Pinjarra Time: Gates open 10.30am Tickets: Free entry for Ladies. Adults $15, Concession/Seniors $10 and Children under 16 free. For raceday information, tickets, gazebo and restaurant bookings please visit www.pinjarrapark.com.au

FRIDAY 15 - SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY MAGIC MILLIONS YEARLING INSPECTIONS We welcome you to the new Sales Complex to inspect the catalogued lots available in the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale. The Sales Complex is open to the public and this is a great opportunity to get a firsthand look into the world of thoroughbred sales. Where: Swan Valley Sales Complex from 9am Bookings: This is a free event, open to the public. Please direct all enquiries to perth@magicmillions.com.au or phone 08 9477 2455

SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY MAGIC MILLIONS VIP COCKTAIL PARTY (BY INVITATION ONLY) Magic Millions Opening Night Cocktail Party brings together the who’s who of the racing world as they gather to celebrate the commencement of the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale. Where: On The Point Strictly invite only

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MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY MAGIC MILLIONS PERTH YEARLING SALE – DAY ONE (LOTS 1-155) Magic Millions Perth has a reputation for its consistent supply of stakes winners including multiple Group One winner Black Heart Bart, Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time, 2018 Stutt Stakes winner Leonardo Da Hinchi, and life changers the likes of Silent Sedition, Luckygray, Magnifisio, Moment of Change, Playing God, Scenic Blast and Scenic Shot. The 2019 edition will again feature the cream of the crop of Western Australia’s yearlings, all eligible to be nominated for the rich $11 million plus Magic Millions Race Series including the new $75,000 Racing Women’s Bonus in WA. Where: Swan Valley Sales Complex from 2pm Tickets: Free, enquiries to perth@magicmillions.com.au or phone 08 9477 2455

TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY MAGIC MILLIONS PERTH YEARLING SALE – DAY TWO (LOTS 156-310) Where: Swan Valley Sales Complex from 11am Tickets: Free, enquiries to perth@magicmillions.com.au or phone 08 9477 2455

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Check out the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale catalogue online at www.magicmillions.com.au or via the equineline sales catalog app for ipad.

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Top Quality

NEW Beginnings FOR

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Much anticipation surrounds the upcoming 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale with a quality catalogue to welcome an exciting new home for Australia’s number one thoroughbred sales company. The auction, to be held on Monday February 18 and Tuesday February 19, is the first to be held at the new home of Magic Millions WA, the Swan Valley. Builders have been busy over recent months to construct the new purpose built selling complex which over the next couple of years will become a first class thoroughbred sales venue. Western Australian breeders are excited with the new developments and accordingly have provided the catalogue an outstanding selection of future racetrack stars. Some 310 yearlings have been catalogued for the 2019 Perth Yearling Sale featuring the progeny of 76 individual sires, eight of which are represented by members of their first crop. Mungrup Stud’s I’m All the Talk, a Skyline Stakes winning son of Stratum, is the most represented sire in the catalogue with 25 yearlings slated to go under the hammer. He is one of the eight first crop sires with progeny in the auction. Stakes winning mares with yearlings catalogued include Bantry Bay, Playcidium Mint, Bella D’Amour, Calico Blue, Cheri Cheval, Creatrix, Delta Gee, Even Astar, Hidden Wonder, O’flirty, Peg’s Pride, Red Hot Sax, Russian Playmate, Single Spice, Anacarde, Ebony Magic and Snacking. To view the online catalogue and for all the latest next on the Perth Yearling Sale and all other news from Magic Millions visit www.magicmillions.com. au and follow the MM accounts across social media.

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STAKES SuccessStories — PERTH YEARLING SALE —

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Horse Name

Breeding

Trainer

Prizemoney

Price

Achievements

Black Heart Bart

Blackfriars Sister Theresa

Darren Weir

$3,996,580

$20,000

SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, MRC Memsie S., Gr.1, Underwood S., Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1

Scenic Shot

Scenic Sweepshot

Daniel Morton

$3,097,855

$36,000

VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, BTC Doomben Cup, Gr.1-twice

Luckygray

Bradbury's Luck - Damah Lady

Trevor Andrews

$2,696,025

$46,000

WATC Railway S., Gr.1-twice, Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1

Boom Time

Flying Spur Bit of a Ride

Hayes & Dabernig

$2,543,025

P $65,000

MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, Mornington Cup Prelude, L, WATC Melvista S., L

Playing God

Blackfriars Dolly Will Do

Neville Parnham

$1,669,200

$27,000

WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1twice, Western Australian Guineas, Gr.2, Northerly S., Gr.3

Moment of Change

Barely a Moment Europium

Peter G Moody

$1,657,638

$50,000

MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1

Magnifisio

Magnus Ifestio

Vaughn Sigley

$1,547,200

$80,000

WATC Winterbottom S., Gr.1, Lee Steere S., Gr.2, Roma Cup, Gr.3

Great Shot

Magnus Satin Covers

Rhys Radford

$1,333,875

$31,000

WATC Railway S., Gr.1, Belmont Guineas, L, Cyril Flower S., L, Old Comrade S., L

God Has Spoken

Blackfriars Dolly Will Do

Neville Parnham

$1,189,250

$41,000

WATC CB Cox S., Gr.2, Sires' Produce S., Gr.3, RJ Peters S., Gr.3, Strickland S., Gr.3


Horse Name

Breeding

Trainer

Prizemoney

Price

Achievements

Silent Sedition

War Chant Fiorentina

Andrew Noblet

$1,177,150

$45,000

Dainty Tess

War Chant Classic Smile

Daniel Morton

$1,093,650

P $25,000

Man Booker

Discorsi Morine

Daniel Morton

$944,080

$25,000

Western Australian Guineas, Gr.2, WATC Northerly S., Gr.3

Lucky Street

Oratorio Rumours

Trevor Andrews

$814,350

$75,000

WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.2, Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic, RL, Perth S., L, Miss Andretti S., L

Variation

War Chant Fleeting Angel

Stephen Miller

$765,550

$32,000

Western Australian Guineas, Gr.2, WATC Belmont Guineas, L, Aquanita S., L, Raconteur S., L

Achernar Star

Gingerbread Man - Morine

Simon Miller

$687,296

$75,000

2d WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.2, Lee Steere S., Gr.2, WA Guineas, Gr.2, 3d Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1

Quilista

Scandal Keeper Brocky's Ace

Darren Weir

$608,300

$10,000

ATC Sapphire S., Gr.2, Birthday Card S., Gr.3

Lucy Mae

Stratum Razzia

Ted Martinovich

$545,898

$80,000

WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.2, Pinjarra RC Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic, RL

MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, MRC Summoned S., Gr.3, Mannerism S., Gr.3twice, SAJC Auraria S., Gr.3 WATC Prince of Wales S., Gr.3-twice, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.3

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Just a sample of the

OFFERING WE HAVE FOR YOU IN

2019

MAGIC MILLIONS PERTH YEARLING SALE 18-19 FEBRUARY Lot 1 – OratorioZabore Loch colt

Lot 12 – SnitzelBelle d’Amour filly

Lot 24 – War ChantClassic Smile colt

Full brother to Karrakatta Plate winner and $572,000 earner Motion Pictures. From a daughter of Marooned. By the sire of Lucky Street and Misty Metal.

By champion sire Snitzel, whose fillies include Estijaab, Sweet Idea and Snitzerland. Filly is from the two-year-old stakes winner Belle d’Amour.

Full brother to outstanding four time stakes winner and $1 million plus earner Dainty Tess. From a city winner by Bletchley Park. By the sire of Silent Sedition.

Lot 19 – Written TycoonCanny Time filly

Lot 31 – ChoisirCrazyonyou colt

Lot 4 – Deep FieldAdmiring colt Half brother to group winner and G1 placegetter Miss Admiration. From a G2 performed Street Cry mare. By the sire of exciting juvenile Hawker Hurricane.

Lot 5 – I’m All the TalkAlmachino filly

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First foal of a city performed Canny Lad half sister to $900,000 plus earner Charlie Boy. Filly is by the same sire as La Luna Rossa, Tycoon Tara etc.

Lot 20 – WandjinaChabelle colt

Member of the first crop of local freshman sire, group winner Stratum horse I’m All the Talk. From the group performer, four time winner Almachino.

First foal of a twice winning and Melbourne placed High Chaparral mare. Family of Volkstok’n’barrell. By Snitzel’s exciting first season sire Wandjina.

Lot 9 – All AmericanBayella colt

Lot 23 – SafeguardClarecastle filly

First foal of a five time winner by Danehill Express. Dam is a half sister to group performer Maxerelle, the dam of Singapore star Emperor Max. By Yankee Rose’s sire.

Full sister to exciting juvenile Specialism. From the group performer and four time winner Clarecastle. Filly is a daughter of exciting young WA sire Safeguard.

Second foal of a lightly raced and Sydney placed daughter of Encosta de Lago. Colt is by the same sire as Starspangledbanner, The Mission, Japoisme etc.

Lot 34 – DissidentDawning Light filly First foal of an unraced Siyouni half sister to Longchamp group winner My Name is Bond. Filly is by Horse of the Year and Champion Sprinter Dissident.

Lot 39 – ZoustarDonna Intelligente filly Half sister to Sydney winner Sense and Reason. From a city winning half sister to Burning Sands and Jeram New Village. By the same sire as Sunlight.


Lot 45 – Bull PointFast Flowing filly

Lot 89 – Gingerbread ManMiss Strezelecki filly

Lot 104 – I Am InvinciblePink Diamonds colt

Half sister to recent impressive Placid Ark Stakes winner Dance Music. Filly is a member of the first crop of a Golden Rose Stakes performed son of Fastnet Rock.

Three quarter sister to triple stakes winner Mizlecki. Dam a half sister to the dam of South African G1 winner Entisaar. By the same sire as Achernar Star.

Second foal of a twice winning Encosta de Lago sister to group winning sire Dan de Lago. Colt is by the same sire as stars including Brazen Beau and Hellbent.

Lot 46 – DemeritFemale Agent colt

Lot 90 – SafeguardMississippi Belle colt

Lot 107 – Written TycoonPrete a Partir filly

Full brother to Group Three Gimcrack Stakes winner Agent Pippa. From a twice winner by Commands who has produced two winners from two to race.

By exciting young sire of Specialism. The colt is a half brother to Group One winner Elite Belle and fellow stakes winner Battle Emblem and Mississippi Delta.

Lot 48 – I’m All the TalkFleeting Angel colt

Lot 91 – Real ImpactMoonsong filly

Lot 113 – BlackfriarsRazzia colt

Half sister to group one performer Man of Choice. By Deep Impact’s dual hemisphere Group One winning son Real Impact.

Half brother to Karrakatta Plate and Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic winner Lucy Mae as well as the dam of Averau and Reigning. By Black Heart Bart’s sire.

Half brother to WA Guineas, Belmont Guineas, Aquanita Stakes and Raconteur Stakes winner Variation. From a stakes performer by Don’t Say Halo.

Lot 52 – DundeelFrench Champagne colt Colt is the first foal of a city winning Blackfriars mare. Family of Marasco etc. Youngster is by Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Dundeel.

Lot 65 – MagnusJest Envy Her colt Three quarter brother to the aforementioned The River. From a multiple metro winning Patronize sister to Jestpatim. By the sire of Magnifisio and Great Shot.

Lot 66 – I Am InvincibleJestceny colt Half brother to Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic winner The River as well as stakes performers Jestpatim and Soundcheck. By the sire of Viddora, Brazen Beau etc.

Lot 92 – Not a Single DoubtMorning Fix colt Second foal of a Santa Anita group performed daughter of First Samurai. Colt is by the same sire as Extreme Choice, Scales of Justice and Mighty Boss.

First foal of the Perth twoyear-old winning and stakes performed Choisir mare Prete a Partir. By the same sire as La Luna Rossa, Tycoon Tara, Capitalist etc.

Lot 115 – Street BossRed Hot Sax colt Second foal of the Burgess Queen Stakes winning and seven time stakes placed Saxon mare Red Hot Sax. By The Quarterback and Rapper Dragon’s sire Street Boss.

Lot 96 – Playing GodO’flirty filly

Lot 131 – Written TycoonSophia Town colt

From the multiple stakes winner O’flirty, a three quarter sister to Glitzy and half sister to McFlirt. Filly is by Group One winning sale graduate Playing God.

Full brother to the twice Perth winning and Burgess Queen Stakes placegetter Sophia’s Secret. Colt is by Capitalist’s sire and from a half sister to Adamantium.

Lot 98 – BlackfriarsOut Spoken Lady colt Half brother to brilliant local filly and multiple stakes winner Lady Cosmology. By the same sire as Black Heart Bart, Playing God, God Has Spoken and Rohan.

Lot 136 – Brazen BeauStarlight Lady colt Second foal of the nine time winner and twice stakes performed Fantastic Light mare Starlight Lady. By the former Champion 3YO colt of Australia.

Lot 76 – SafeguardLinyanti gelding

Lot 99 – HinchinbrookPanya filly

Lot 148 – So SecretTribulot filly

Half brother to five time stakes winner and $784,000 earner Missy Longstocking. Gelding is by Specialism’s exciting young sire Safeguard.

Filly is by the same sire as Seabrook and Whispering Brook. First foal of a winning Sebring half sister to stakes winners Combat Kitty and Mitraad.

Full sister to Karrakatta Plate winner and $550,000 plus earner Hobart Jones. By Colonel Reeves Stakes winner and from a five time Perth winner by Tribu.

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BORN to Race BY DAVID HOUSTON

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The racing industry is always looking for new blood - young blood that has the passion and drive to be involved and make a difference. Jarrad Noske is one who was born to racing and took

and forward. He appreciates the experience of riding her

up the challenge at age 14. Having always had a pony,

even more now he is older. While in the East, Jarrad rode

riding a racehorse was never a problem. Born and raised

at all Victorian city tracks as well as Sydney and Adelaide.

in Perth from an all-jockey family, Jarrad left school in

Moods had the confidence to send him everywhere.

year 10 to become apprenticed to his mother Jodie and had his first race ride in 2007 aged 15 at Northam

Back to Perth because of his injury, Jarrad finished his

over 2200m running third. “Just as well I was young and fit

apprenticeship after three years at age 18. His career

because it was a long way around.”

in WA continued to blossom. He is a regular big race

Through trainer Danny Morton, Jarrad received a massive opportunity to join Champion Trainer Peter Moody in Melbourne after winning an apprentices race at Moonee Valley. It was a big step to be riding in Melbourne and a massive learning experience. A broken wrist after two months curtailed what could have been a defining period in Jarrad’s career, but was still time enough to do something only a couple of other jockeys got to do and that was ride the mighty Black Caviar in a race. Even more special and this is a great trivia question. Who rode Black Caviar to victory in her first two race starts? The answer is of course Jarrad Noske.

rider with winning highlights being two Perth Cups and for his trainer father Jeff, a Bunbury Cup. Watching with his family while sister Jerry won the Kalgoorlie Cup is also a standout. Ascot is the track he loves most where he says “you can win from anywhere” and his favourite horse is Rock Magic on whom Jarrad has won seven stakes races. The Gangemis have been great supporters of his. The Magic Millions feature races in WA are a very happy hunting ground for young Noske, having won four so far. Two for the Pearce brothers (Let it Slip and Enchanted Dream in the 3YO) and one each for Danny Morton

“To be able to win on her was like winning a Group One”.

(Camporella in the 2YO) and Darren McAuliffe (Express

Well, I thought over here in Melbourne they all went like

Service in the 3YO) and of course the search goes on for

that although he had never seen a two-year-old as big

the next potential high-class juvenile.

With Enchanted Dream’s connections following the 2017 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy

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BORN to Race

Like anybody in the workforce, time away is vitally important and Jarrad has other interests. Being something of a thrill seeker the polite young man has a passion for motorbikes having already owned two Harleys. And lately for no good reason, particularly not a sensible one, he has gotten a bug for rodeo. He has had lessons at a day school and ridden in the saddle bronc event and wants

Express Service – 2013 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy

to do more of it. I’m not sure it is a great mix for jockeying, but fun all the same. Winning a Group One is still the main aim but battling weight makes it tough, particularly if you want to win premierships, but the competitive spirit is very much alive - his sister Jerry is one who definitely gets no favours in the

Camporella – 2013 Magic Millions 2YO Classic

heat of battle. His days are typically track work, boxing and a sweat on racedays. And for those looking for a

wrist and fractured vertebra. And while there is always lots

new diet try Jarrad’s, where he has fruit in the morning,

to think about pre-race you can make a mistake - Jarrad

does his exercise on an empty stomach and has fish and

admits to mounting the wrong horse one day at Belmont.

green vegetables at night. The advent of the modern day lightweight saddles has been a great help to jockeys and Jarrad is a fan. “They take a little time getting used to but you really feel a part of the horse as opposed to riding in the big bulky saddles of the past.” But the new whip rules have been expensive especially for someone known for his vigour and strength

Long-term he hopes to set up a cattle property so the winners need to keep flowing. “I’ve even run a few calves in the backyard as you’ve got to start somewhere.” He likes to study form, follows breeding and a position in the bloodstock industry would not be out of the question and even becoming a trainer later on.

in a finish. However, he says they have helped to make

A good holiday this winter in Broome away from race

him ride with more patience. Get them around the

riding has seen Jarrad back and refreshed as he

corner, balanced and then ride hard for home.

continues his successful career as one of Western

Being a jockey comes with its ups and down and Jarrad has been lucky with his list of injuries including a broken

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Again away from racing, cattle farming is an interest.

Australia’s bright young stars in the saddle. Best of luck and ride fast Jarrad!


Let It Slip & Connections - 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy

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BURNING UP the West

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Nobody gives a horse as much time in the sale ring as Magic Millions Auctioneer Grant Burns. By the time he has said “hello” to his friends in the crowd and wished a few “a Happy Birthday” and used his catchcry “Bad Shake Sir” to coax another bid from an undecided punter minutes have passed but he has got the result, SOLD.

Born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand, Grant

that goodness, “this sale is beneath me”. There were

is the son of a saddler with Wingatui his hometown, same

racehorses, broodmares, ponies, gear and all manner of

as Melbourne Cup winner Bagdad Note. Growing up at

things to be auctioned and he didn’t miss a beat.

White Robe Lodge, which was formerly owned by the Anderton family who had stood the successful stallions Mellay and Trelay, Burns was destined to be a part of the industry.

After this, it was a bug that started to consume him. Like many before him, once they get that microphone in their hand they become addicted performers and so hours of practice followed. Watching Youtube replays of

Grant attended the local co-ed school which gave him

other thoroughbred auctioneers, videoing himself doing

a great backgrounding for future life. The horse-mad kid

mock sales helped to hone Grants style. His friendly warm

who had a pony of his own loitered around the racing

character adds to the charm of one of our leading

stables of the famous Didham family and did all sorts

auctioneers. Many times it has been said that vendors

of odd jobs getting experience wherever he could. He

trust him explicitly to get them their best result. David

also worked for Defiance Industries, the local flour millers,

Chester has been one person to give Grant great support

bakers and grain buyers. Fun fact: Grant is actually a flour

to get up and have a go, “you will be right, just get

miller.

into it.” Fellow auctioneer Steve Davis has always been

In 1995 (he must have been very young!) he travelled overseas for three years and this was a real adventure.

forthcoming with advice whether he wanted it or not. We all agree that we are lucky that the plane was delayed.

Living in London but working at all sorts of things to

What do you see as your role in the Auction?

keep the wolves from the door, he even worked in

Representing the vendor - but basically the auctioneer is

telecommunications across Europe. As you can imagine

the conduit between the vendor and the buyer.

Mr Burns made every post a winner while on tour but he was always going to have to return home and it was Australia that became the lucky country. Knocking on doors throughout the thoroughbred industry: Magic Millions, Inglis, Australian Stud Book and around again until Don Hancock of Magic Millions sent him to Perth in 2000

How do you prepare for the sale? Early to bed. Know your product which means pre-sale inspections, relevant notes, updates, and having precise accurate information. You tend to spend much more time preparing than selling.

for two and a half years then to Adelaide for five years

Anything special to maintain your voice?

and this is where Grant really found his calling.

Woods peppermint cure, a South African cough mixture

Grant’s auctioneering career kicked off by a case of having to fill in when a plane was delayed bringing

in boiling water, just before each session and keep a packet of Fisherman’s Friend lozenges handy at all times.

Simon Vivian from Melbourne to Adelaide to officiate at a

You have sold many high priced lots, what have those

mixed horse sale. A quick run around the vendors to ask

been?

their opinion and with the blessing of the masses, a star

Listen Here for $3.4 million, Gold Coast Yearling Sale

was born!! To say he was nervous is an understatement.

2018 I Am Invincible yearling $2 million, Omei Sword,

Armed with a carpenters hammer, Burns climbed the

The Teeley Assets Racehorse dispersal was special, South

rostrum and got the sale underway. To this day he

African yearling 6 million Rand. I’ve been lucky there have

still thinks Simon was hiding around a corner thinking

been lots.

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information available that much less introduction of the lots is needed. Quality horses and atmosphere helps a strong tempo. Tempo is a must and it feeds off itself. Is there anything special about your gavel? The first was given to me by my Mother and Father and

Grant, very few people can say they have auctioned the best racehorse in the world but you can. Tell us what you remember about WINX going through the ring? Well, I did think she could be the next Zenyatta. She was not necessarily your typical January yearling type physically, but was still a nice filly with a pedigree who was

WINX (but maybe bought for a price). Now like any test cricketer I would use a name brand gavel, “The STEVE DAVIS” lovingly fashioned it in his own factory! Any funny moments behind the Rostrum? There are but we will leave those tales till after lights out.

always going to have a future no matter how good she

When did you kick off Premium Bloodstock?

ended up on the racetrack - it’s fair to say she has ended

April 2008. My business is mostly private sales of fillies and

up a touch better than I think any of us could have

mares, racehorses to Asia, consulting to Yarradale Stud

imagined. I look forward to doing a better job on her next

and helping Perth Racing with getting interstate horses

time she comes through the ring.

over for our carnival. I have worn many hats though in the

Which is your favourite sale?

last few years.

Love Perth, so many friends. And the Gold Coast National

What is the future for Grant Burns?

Broodmare Sale is an amazing trade.

Very good question. I love the industry and the people.

With the growing success of Magic Millions sales and bigger catalogues, how have you changed your style? The whole industry is better educated. There is so much

“I love the industry and the people. I’ll be here however long the game lasts...”

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made of Walnut from NZ which is retired now after selling

I’ll be here however long the game lasts but would never say never if any other opportunity came along. Grant Burns, Thank you. You are a gentleman.


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TOP SELLER $210,000 NOT A SINGLE DOUBT COLT offered by Dawson Stud sold to Victoria Peak Bloodstock

2018 TOP SPEND $799,500 by Pearce Racing Pty Ltd for 9 lots at an average of

$88,833 LEADING VENDOR BY GROSS

YARRADALE STUD $1,470,500 for 28 Lots

LEADING SIRE BY GROSS

ORATORIO 20 sold for $1,120,500

LEADING VENDOR BY AVERAGE

AMELIA PARK 6 sold (100%) at an average of $122,667

16 VENDORS

ACHIEVED 100% CLEARANCE

SALE AVERAGES BOOK 1 $63,928 BOOK 2 $25,980 BUYERS FROM

5 STATES & 4 COUNTRIES 29

LOTS SOLD FOR

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RACING WOMEN’S BONUS Launched in WesternAustralia Magic Millions, in conjunction with Racing and Wagering Western Australia, is excited to announce that the world first Magic Millions Racing Women’s initiative has landed in the west. A new $75,000 Bonus will be shared between the first

A $60,000 Bonus (and trophy) will be paid to the first

three eligible 100% female owned (or leased) horses in

eligible runner past the post, $10,000 for second and

finishing order in the $250,000 Magic Millions WA 2YO

$5,000 for third. All bonus money will be in addition to any

Classic, commencing in 2020.

advertised prizemoney won in the Classic, which holds

The $75,000 Bonus is on top of the $250,000 race

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Restricted Listed black type status.

prizemoney purse and if the winner of the race is a Magic

The new MMRW WA Bonus is a great boost to breeders,

Millions Racing Women (MMRW) eligible runner that horse

trainers and syndicators at the 2019 Perth Yearling Sale

will scoop over $200,000.

which will take place for the first time at Magic Millions’


new home in the nearby Swan Valley. Through the exploits of Perth Sale graduate Man Booker, who is owned by more than 30 women, and the success of the bonus in Queensland, Magic Millions, with the support of RWWA, is delighted to extend the initiative to Western Australia. The MMRW WA Bonus will add another feature to the annual Ladies Raceday program at Pinjarra Racing Club.

the new bonus would help attract more female owners into the industry. She knows first hand the success of the initiative being one of 40 female owners worldwide from the It’s About the Girls syndicate which purchased and raced Global Glamour, a twice Group One winner and $1.6 million earner, who was purchased specifically for MMRW. “I was fortunate enough to be sitting with a woman from Kentucky on a bus at the Gold Coast heading to the

Well known local media and industry identity Brittany

sales back in 2015. She started chatting to me about

Taylor, the face of RWWA’s Owners Only program

an international all women’s syndicate she was putting

and daughter of leading local trainer Jim, will be an

together and asked if I’d be interested in joining. Little

ambassador for the Magic Millions Racing Women’s WA

did I know that my acceptance of that offer was the

initiative.

amazing commencement of a journey any racehorse owner would be thrilled to experience,” Mills said.

MMRW founder and Magic Millions co-owner Katie PageHarvey said she was excited to see the concept head to

“My investment was minimal – my experience was, and

Western Australia.

still is magical. It was about the social opportunity and the belonging to a like-minded, horse focused group

“The Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic in February 2020 is

of women who now share amazing correspondence

already in the diary. Magic Millions Racing Women has

all over the globe. We watched her race, we were

brought many women so much joy, but one thing it

lucky enough to see her win, but the greatest benefit

continues to give us all is a reason to look forward, to plan

was sharing the anticipation and collective experience

ahead - it gives us a reason to come together. Racing

together.”

really should be described as a team sport.”

“I’d like to congratulate Magic Millions on joining with

“We are thrilled and grateful for the support of RWWA.

RWWA in providing a further incentive for ownership here

I love that it is the thoroughbred racing industry that

in WA specific to women,” Mills added.

continue to champion female participation in a way that we know makes a material difference. Lip service is easy actual investment drives change and growth.” Charlotte Mills, General Manager Racing, RWWA, said

To be eligible for the inaugural Magic Millions Racing Women’s WA Bonus, purchase a yearling at the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale and be in the race for a $75,000 Racing Women’s Bonus in 2020!

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Galloping for gold Galloping for gold S S ince he was a little boy, Brad Sheppard has always been amazed by horses, with ince he was a little boy, Brad Sheppard his family involved with horse ownership has always been amazed by horses, with for a number of years. his family involved with horse ownership for a number of years. came along for Mr When the opportunity Sheppard to follow in his family’s When the opportunity came alongfootsteps for Mr and become an owner through a syndication Sheppard to follow in his family’s footsteps group about four yearsthrough ago, he jumped at the and become an owner a syndication opportunity. group about four years ago, he jumped at the opportunity. “I’ve always wanted to be involved,” he said. “I used to gowanted down totothe as a he young “I’ve always be track involved,” said. kidused and to collect the form at the end of “I go down to theguides track as a young every race and the pretend was studying the of kid and collect formIguides at the end form because just loved reading aboutthe the every race andI pretend I was studying races and specific so I’ve always had a form because I justhorses, loved reading about the strongand passion for horses, it. races specific so I’ve always had a strong passion for it. “Horses are such majestic creatures; the way they present themselves, and prepare for “Horses are such majestictrain creatures; the way competition so interesting.” they present is themselves, train and prepare for competition is so interesting.” Mr Sheppard’s passion has seen him become part owner of two horses, Merrijig andbecome How Mr Sheppard’s passion has seen him to Fly, and he the most exciting aspect part owner of said two horses, Merrijig and How about owner was the opportunity to Fly, being and hean said the most exciting aspectto do so with a close group ofthe friends. about being an owner was opportunity to do so with a close group of friends. “Being an owner is a great excuse to get out to “Being anwith owner is amates greatand excuse get out to the track your havetosome fun,” thesaid. track with your mates and have some fun,” he he said. “Whether you own one per cent or 50-100 per “Whether youget ownthat oneadrenaline per cent or 50-100 per cent, you still rush when cent,horse you still get that adrenaline rushtowhen your is running, and to be able share your horse is running, and is tosomething be able to share that with your best mates I love that with your best mates is something I love doing.” doing.” This is one of the reasons Mr Sheppard has This one ofas theanreasons Mr Sheppard has beenischosen ambassador for a new been chosen as an ambassador for a new competition called Own the Dream, which competition called Own Dream, which gives one lucky team thethe opportunity to win a gives one lucky team the opportunity to win a 20 per cent share in a race horse and benefit 20 per cent share in a race horse and benefit

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Most commonly known for his Most commonly known foras hisa exploits and achievements exploits and achievements as a defender for the newly crowned defender for the newly crowned AFL champions, the West Coast AFL champions, the West Coast Eagles, Brad Sheppard has another Eagles, Brad Sheppard has another string to his bow he is extremely stringof,towrites his bow he isThurmott. extremely proud Chris proud of, writes Chris Thurmott. from having two years’ worth of training paid for. having two years’ worth of training paid from for. “This competition is a great chance for the general public to gain better understanding “This competition is aagreat chance for the of the racing here in WA, general publicindustry, to gain aespecially better understanding and have some fun at the same time,” heWA, said. of the racing industry, especially here in and have some fun at the same time,” he said. “To be able to attend the training sessions, visit theable stud getsessions, to see what “To be tofarms attendand thereally training goes on behind the scenes is fantastic, visit the stud farms and really get to seeand what to do on it with yourthe mates really adds thatand extra goes behind scenes is fantastic, something to do it withspecial.” your mates really adds that extra something special.” ALL THE BENEFITS, NO NEGATIVES ALL THEaBENEFITS, NO acknowledging NEGATIVES a Keeping clear head and Keeping a clear a Mr horse won’t win head everyand timeacknowledging is the mentality horse won’t win every time the mentality Sheppard takes with him toiseach race and isMr Sheppard takes with him to each and is why he feels he hasn’t faced manyrace challenges why hehis feels he as hasn’t faced many challenges during time an owner. during his time as an owner. In fact, the biggest challenge he said he had In fact,also theturned biggestinto challenge he said he had faced his biggest success faced also turned his biggest story. Shortly afterinto taking a stake success in his story. Shortly after to taking stake in his second horse How Fly, itawas discovered she second horsethat Howpotentially to Fly, it was discoveredthe she had an injury jeopardised had an injury that mare’s chances ofpotentially ever racing.jeopardised the mare’s chances of ever racing. “She came from a really good blood line, but “She came fromifashe really goodever blood we were unsure would getline, out but on we were unsure if she would ever get out on the track” Mr Sheppard said. the track” Mr Sheppard said.

“In the end the trainer worked really well with her the andend gradually built worked her up. really well with “In the trainer her and gradually built her up. “She came back as a three-year-old and started to show good promise and and won “She came backreally as a three-year-old a coupletoofshow Saturday coming started reallyraces goodbefore promise and won second Magic Millions three-year-old a coupleinofthe Saturday races before coming race. second in the Magic Millions three-year-old race. “Coming off the back of thinking she would never be able to back race, of to thinking still be racing and “Coming off the she would showing promise something I will never be excellent able to race, to stillisbe racing and always proud of.” showingbeexcellent promise is something I will always be proud of.” Another proud moment for Mr Sheppard was Another proud moment for Mr Sheppard first horse Merrijig’s maiden victory underwas his first horse Merrijig’s maiden victory under his ownership. ownership. “That moment when she crossed the line was “That moment crossed the line unbelievable, it when really she lit the fire inside me was to unbelievable, it really theracing fire inside me tohe get more involved withlitthe industry,” get said.more involved with the racing industry,” he said. “The thrill I got was incredible and the “The thrill I got was incredible satisfaction to be able to shareand thatthe will my satisfaction to be able to look shareback thaton willwith my mates is something I will mates is something I will look back on with great joy.” great joy.” Although he would love to be at every race Although would love to be sessions, at every race meet and he attend the training due to meet and attend the training sessions, due to


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Mr Sheppard’s understandably busy schedule as aSheppard’s professional AFL player, thisbusy is not a Mr understandably schedule possibility, thoughAFL he player, said hethis wasisnever as a professional not afar away from the action. possibility, though he said he was never far away from the action. “The beauty of smart phones is you get to see the racesofinsmart really phones good quality “The beauty is youalmost get to immediately,” hereally said. good quality almost see the races in immediately,” he said. “I, along with all the other owners, get regular updates how horse owners, is going get andregular how “I, along on with all the other training sessions have gone; it’s a really useful updates on how the horse is going and how thing to sessions know andhave makes meit’s feelalike I’museful really training gone; really involved. thing to know and makes me feel like I’m really involved. “Getting to know how the horses train and “Getting to know horses train and prepare for a racehow has the been a really interesting prepare for a experience, race has been a really interesting and valuable it has provided me and it has about provided withvaluable so muchexperience, more knowledge theme races with so much knowledge about the races and horses in more general.” and horses in general.” THE ADRENALINE RUSH THE ADRENALINE Whether running outRUSH on the field for the Whether field Eagles orrunning standingout onon thethe side of for thethe race Eagles or Sheppard standing on theheside the racethrill track, Mr said feltof a similar track, Sheppard saidwas he felt a similar by thrill and, inMr both situations, surrounded his and, both situations, was surrounded by his best in friends, which made both equally special best friends, which made both equally special to him. to him. “I’m a lot more nervous at the races because “I’m a lot more nervous at the races because

it’s completely out of my control,” he said. “Running out on theoffooty field I know I can it’s completely out my control,” he said. make a difference, but on race there is “Running out on the footy fieldday I know I can not much for an owner to race do but watch make a difference, but on day thereand is hope yourfor horse comesto through. Even ifand they not much an owner do but watch don’t,your being surrounded by your mates hope horse comes through. Even ifalways they makesbeing it better. don’t, surrounded by your mates always makes it better. “The other advantage of being part of a syndication is you are surrounded “The other advantage of being partby ofloads a of like-minded people you create great syndication is you are and surrounded by loads bonds with them too. and you create great of like-minded people bonds with them too. “With How to Fly, we’ve been the owners of her “With Howtwo to Fly, we’ve the owners of her for about years now,been so we’re really getting for about twoher, years now, soher we’re getting in-tune with watching risereally through the in-tune her, watching her rise through ranks towith the point where we feel like racing the ranks to–the point where feelbanter like racing experts it creates somewe great on race experts – it all creates great banter on race day among of thesome owners.” day among all of the owners.”

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Own The Dream Ambassador Galloping for gold BRITTANY TAYLOR How to Fly.

Brad Sheppard with his winning syndicate.

S

ince he was a little boy, Brad Sheppard has always been amazed by horses, with his family involved with horse ownership for a number of years.

Most commonly known for his exploits and achievements as a defender for the newly crowned When the opportunity came along for Mr AFL champions, the West Coast WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE Sheppard to followTO in his family’s footsteps THE TEAMS IN OWN THE DREAMBrad Sheppard has another Eagles, and become an owner through a syndication 2019? group about four years ago, he jumped at the string to his bow he is extremely opportunity. Take the opportunity with bothproud hands and of, writes Chris Thurmott.

make most ofhe it.said. It’s not very often “I’ve always wanted to bethe involved,” “I used to go downyou to the track as a young get the chance to get up close with from having two years’ worth of training paid kid and collect thesome form guides at the end of trainers of racings greatest and for. every race and pretend I was studying the breeders to pick their brains! Gather a form because I just loved reading about the “This competition is a great chance for the friends and use races and specificgroup horses,ofso I’ve always hadita as an excuse general public to gain a better understanding strong passion forto it.get together in the New Year. Immerse of the racing industry, especially here in WA, yourself amongst the like-minded people and have some fun at the same time,” he said. “Horses are such majestic creatures; the way also taking part in the series. they present themselves, train and prepare for “To be able to attend the training sessions, competition is so interesting.” WHAT WAS A HIGHLIGHT FROM LAST visit the stud farms and really get to see what goes on behind the scenes is fantastic, and YEAR’S SERIES? Mr Sheppard’s passion has seen him become to do it with your mates really adds that extra part owner of two horses, Merrijig and How little Own the Dreamsomething family and special.” to Fly, and he saidBuilding the mostaexciting aspect the comradery between the group was about being an owner was the opportunity to ALL THE BENEFITS, NO NEGATIVES do so with a close the group of friends. greatest part. The level of genuine Keeping a clear head and acknowledging a enthusiasm and interest from everyone “Being an owner is a great excuse to get out to horse won’t win every time is the mentality Mr came on thefun,” tours was Sheppard takes with him to each race and is the track with yourwho mates andalong have some why he feels he hasn’t faced many challenges fantastic. One example is of a gentleman he said. during his time as an owner. who loved a yearling nicknamed “Whether you own one per cent or 50-100 per ‘Crumpet’ when wewhen went on the In ‘Newbies’ fact, the biggest challenge he said he had cent, you still get that adrenaline rush studand tour heable followed the horse faced also turned into his biggest success your horse is running, to–be to share story.ofShortly that with your bestthroughout mates is something I lovetook note the sale and the after taking a stake in his second horse How to Fly, it was discovered she doing.” trainer she went to, the purchase price had an injury that potentially jeopardised the etc. Crumpet became the Trevor Andrews This is one of the reasons Mr Sheppard has mare’s chances of ever racing. Miss West Coast who placed 2nd been chosen as antrained ambassador for a new “She came from a really good blood line, but competition called Own the Dream, which we were unsure if she would ever get out on gives one lucky team the opportunity to win a the track” Mr Sheppard said. 20 per cent share in a race horse and benefit

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“In the end the trainer worked really well with her and gradually built her up. “She came back as a three-year-old and started to show really good promise and won a couple of Saturday races before coming second in the Magic Millions three-year-old race. “Coming off the back of thinking she would never be able to race, to still be racing and showing excellent promise is something I will always be proud of.” Another proud moment for Mr Sheppard was first horse Merrijig’s maiden victory under his ownership. “That moment when she crossed the line was unbelievable, it really lit the fire inside me to get more involved with the racing industry,” he said. “The thrill I got was incredible and the satisfaction to be able to share that will my mates is something I will look back on with great joy.” Although he would love to be at every race meet and attend the training sessions, due to


Mr Sheppard’s understandably busy schedule as a professional AFL player, this is not a possibility, though he said he was never far away from the action. “The beauty of smart phones is you get to see the races in really good quality almost immediately,” he said. “I, along with all the other owners, get regular updates on how the horse is going and how training sessions have gone; it’s a really useful thing to know and makes me feel like I’m really involved. “Getting to know how the horses train and prepare for a race has been a really interesting and valuable experience, it has provided me with so much more knowledge about the races and horses in general.” THE ADRENALINE RUSH Whether running out on the field for the Eagles or standing on the side of the race track, Mr Sheppard said he felt a similar thrill and, in both situations, was surrounded by his best friends, which made both equally special to him.

in the very first two-year-old race of the OWN THE DREAM year; the Initial Plate. Over the course of four weeks at the start of 2019, Racing and Wagering WA is I made sure everyone wrote down providing the opportunity for one lucky notes in their saleteam book. they toEven win aif20 per cent share in a race weren’t experts on breeding or a horse’s horse and two years’ worth of training paidafor*. conformation – pick few favourites so we could follow them in their careers. I To be in with a shot of winning, all entrants can’t wait to reunite with those people need to do is form a team of between four and revisit how those horses that and 10 people andthey attend as many events as possible. Each and every team member picked are now going. that can make it to any of the events will Some entrants went oneone better than receive entry for just their team, which means more team members that turn marking their book, theythe actually bought uptime to each event,It’s thesafe better chance the into horses as first owners! team has of winning. to say they haven’t looked back! The overall winner will be chosen at WHAT ARE THE random, GREATEST MYTHS but the more events each of ABOUT RACEHORSE OWNERSHIP? the team members turn up to, the more names that are entered into the hat to People assume racehorse ownership win. is for the elite, it is simply not the case. There are nine FREE eligible events for Small share ownership is becoming teams to attend, run over a four-week increasingly popular, in some cases period: owners can own just 1% of a horse but I promise you they1.stillSundowner get just asLaunch much 20, 2019 Brad Sheppard holds a stake in enjoyment two horses.out of theJan whole experience. 2. Southern Stable Tour Jan 27, 2019 it’s completely out of my control,” he said. “Running out on the footy field I know I can 3. Northern Stud + Stable Tour make a difference, but on race day there is Feb 3, 2019 not much for an owner to do but watch and 4. Magic Millions Barrier Draw hope your horse comes through. Even if they Feb 5, 2019 don’t, being surrounded by your mates always makes it better. 5. Pinjarra Race Day Marquee Feb 9, 2019 “The other advantage of being part of a 6. Ascot Stable Tour syndication is you are surrounded by loads Feb 10, 2019 of like-minded people and you create great bonds with them too. 7. Syndication Race Day The Own the Dream events aim to

The other barrier to entry is people simply don’t know where to start. It can be intimidating to approach a trainer if you really don’t know all that much about the industry.

16, 2019 facilitate the meetingFeb of key industry “With How to Fly, we’ve been the owners of her personnel and answer any ‘silly questions’ 8. Racing Connections Masterclass for about two years now, so we’re really getting Feb 17, 2019 you might have in a comfortable in-tune with her, watching her rise through the ranks to the point where we feel like racing environment. 9. Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale + experts – it creates some great banter on race Winner Announced Feb 18, 2019 YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE day among all of the owners.” *Terms and conditions apply. RACING INDUSTRY YOUR WHOLE LIFE. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR Website: www.ownthedreamwa.com.au GREATEST THRILL SO FAR? Phone: 9445 5473 Email: ownersonly@rwwa.com.auOutside of Barakey’s Group 1 Winterbottom win, one of my favourite Facebook: www.facebook.com/OwnersOnlyWA/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ownersonlywa

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CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO OWN A ince WINNER? he was a little boy, Brad Sheppard Most commonly known for his has always been amazed by horses, with and The excitement is horse one that is so unique. exploits The build-up as achievements as a his family involved with ownership for a number years.your horse progress throughdefender youofwatch its preparation, for the newly crowned to the trials, then to a race fills you with so much When the opportunity came along for Mr AFL champions, the West Coast Sheppard anticipation. to follow in his family’s footsteps

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and become an owner through a syndication Then it’s race day and when they hit the front with 100m group about four years ago, he jumped at the string to his bow he is extremely to go, you’re riding them home from the grandstand like opportunity. of, writes Chris Thurmott. that will make them go faster and thenproud when they win, “I’ve always wanted to be involved,” he said. you’re jumping around hugging anyone standing next to “I used to go down to the track as a young you – it’s just great! You can’t help but be so proud ofyears’ worth of training paid from having two kid and collect the form guides at the end of YOUR horse. And hey – the prizemoney is a bonus too! for. every race and pretend I was studying the

form because I just loved reading about the WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE“This WITHcompetition THE OWNis a great chance for the races and specific horses, so I’ve always had a general public to gain a better understanding THE DREAM SERIES IN 2019? strong passion for it. of the racing industry, especially here in WA, Mysuch biggest wishcreatures; is that everyone away the fun at the same time,” he said. and haveatsome “Horses are majestic the waywalks conclusion of the series feeling armed with knowledge they present themselves, train and prepare for “To be able to attend the training sessions, competition is sothe interesting.” about industry and ownership. Only one lucky group visit the stud farms and really get to see what can win the prize but by the end of the series, nongoes on behind the scenes is fantastic, and Mr Sheppard’s passion has seen him become will have had aand taste for racehorse to do itownership with your mates really adds that extra part ownerwinners of two horses, Merrijig How and if it’s something they are interested in pursuing they something special.” to Fly, and he said the most exciting aspect will know the avenues available to them. about being an owner was the opportunity to ALL THE BENEFITS, NO NEGATIVES do so with a close group of friends. Keeping a clear head and acknowledging a “Being an owner is a great excuse to get out to horse won’t win every time is the mentality Mr the track with your mates and have some fun,” Sheppard takes with him to each race and is why he feels he hasn’t faced many challenges he said. during his time as an owner. “Whether you own one per cent or 50-100 per In fact, the biggest challenge he said he had cent, you still get that adrenaline rush when faced also turned into his biggest success your horse is running, and to be able to share story. Shortly after taking a stake in his that with your best mates is something I love second horse How to Fly, it was discovered she doing.” had an injury that potentially jeopardised the This is one of the reasons Mr Sheppard has mare’s chances of ever racing. been chosen as an ambassador for a new “She came from a really good blood line, but competition called Own the Dream, which we were unsure if she would ever get out on gives one lucky team the opportunity to win a the track” Mr Sheppard said. 20 per cent share in a race horse and benefit

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“In the end the trainer worked really well with her and gradually built her up. “She came back as a three-year-old and started to show really good promise and won a couple of Saturday races before coming second in the Magic Millions three-year-old race. “Coming off the back of thinking she would never be able to race, to still be racing and showing excellent promise is something I will always be proud of.” Another proud moment for Mr Sheppard was first horse Merrijig’s maiden victory under his ownership. “That moment when she crossed the line was unbelievable, it really lit the fire inside me to get more involved with the racing industry,” he said. “The thrill I got was incredible and the satisfaction to be able to share that will my mates is something I will look back on with great joy.” Although he would love to be at every race meet and attend the training sessions, due to


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Of course, let’s not forget the famous Swan Valley Food & Wine Trail, a 32 kilometre trail that explores more than 150 wineries, eateries and microbreweries across this special region that produces some of Australia’s best Verdelho, Chenin Blanc and Shiraz varieties. An ideal destination for those with a ‘taste’ for culinary adventures! ALL CELLAR DOORS LEAD TO THE SEBEL Managed by Accor Vacation Club, The Sebel Swan Valley is the perfect choice for travellers who want to stay a while and indulge in the best of the Swan Valley at their leisure. A true home-away-from-home experience, The Sebel is a hop, skip and jump away from some of Western Australia’s finest cellar doors and wineries, not least of all the world-class Houghton’s and venerable Sandalwood Wineries, and local fromagerie, the Cheese Factory.

FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Guests staying at Accor vacation Club’s apartments are invited to play not one, but two challenging 18-hole golf courses, convenentally located at The Vines Resort & Country Club’s. Thanks to the amazing presentation and experience enjoyed by players on the Ellenbrook and Lakes golf courses, The Vines is continually rated as one of Australia's best golf resorts. The lush, manicured gardens and immaculate greens of these magnificent Swan Valley courses are surrounded by natural bushland, where you can expect to be joined by local wildlife – not least of all curious wallabies – as you play each course. For those up for a challenge, The Vines internationally ranked courses are the real deal with unique bunkering and an interesting course layout that follows the natural landscape making for a testing and enjoyable experience. There is also a driving range, unparalleled in Western Australia, featuring a fully grassed teeing off area and multi-tiered green surrounded by bunkers, for those wanting to perfect their short game.

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PRACTICAL MAGIC Self-catering is a definitely a popular option for most

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entertaining. However, the nearby Novotel provides an

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historic property, dating back to 1912 and classified by

while on a minibreak, providing dining options at the

the National Trust and Heritage Council.

hotel’s award-winning restaurant and bar for breakfast, lunch, dinner or perhaps sundowner cocktail as the sun sinks over The Vines. Guests staying at The Sebel also receive complimentary carparking, and access to Novotel’s outdoor swimming pool and heated spa, tennis and squash courts, a games room, barbeque terrace, hairdresser and massage

A three hour drive from the Swan Valley, Basildene Manor is a firm favourite with discerning travellers, Now owned and operated by one of Australia’s leading holiday lifestyle programs Accor Vacation Club, the old manor house was originally built by the locally renowned Willmott family, 106 years ago, to be their stately family home.

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experience.

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Western Australia, within driving range of the Swan Valley.

Devonshire tea). There is also a fireside reading room, a

Mercure Basildene Manor offers 19 beautifully appointed


Grand Mercure Basildene Manor

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a tennis court. So much to do without even leaving the

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courts. Families will enjoy the location close to the beach, and games room to keep kids entertained.

home base to explore the natural splendours of Margaret

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River, beyond the main hotel.

renovation program, to reveal a fresh new look in time for summer 2019. Another great reason to add Busselton to

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Big Risk Reaps

BIG REWARDS “We were so fortunate to get two sires like Scenic and Blackfriars.” –50 –


Some 22 years after securing Scenic and 17 years after landing Blackfriars at their Muchea stud farm Scenic Lodge, general manager Jeremy Smith is still in awe at his family’s good fortune. If not for the impact Danehill and the big migration of northern hemisphere sires into NSW and Victoria, Scenic would have stayed in Victoria. (He returned for a season at Collingrove on loan from Scenic Lodge, then Durham Lodge). Blackfriars, a son of Danehill, won the blue riband event of the 1999 Victoria Derby (beating Shogun Lodge and Diatribe) at Flemington and appeared destined for a bright career at Robert Sangster’s Collingrove Stud in Victoria. Popular Geraldton-born bloodstock agent and Lindsay Park’s racing manager at the time, Mark Pilkington, was against Blackfriars being sold at all. Mark was a key-broker in the Scenic deal with Jeremy’s father and stud founder David Smith. Collingrove already had Danehill Dancer standing at stud. To add another son of Danehill, who would be competing for broodmares on the same property did not make commercial sense. Jeremy remembers the process fondly, “We were able to negotiate to buy Blackfriars because of our association with Collingrove through securing Scenic. We did have to take a risk with Blackfriars because we paid I think about $1 million for him and he was an unproven sire. He was a Victoria Derby winner and there were knocks on them being successful stallions. There were also knocks on staying sons of Danehill being successful at stud. We had to support Blackfriars heavily with our own mares in the early days. If he hadn’t had those mares in the first few seasons he would not have had the numbers flowing through. He started fairly well and then there were a few questions about him before he started up again with the winners flowing through. With the winners came the better-bred mares from outside and the bigger books.” Smith recalled Blackfriars’ biggest single season at stud was serving 182 mares.

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“I would say that would be a WA

“Then about a half hour later I got a

“There were different issues that

record,” Smith said. “Back in the last

call to say he’d broken his shoulder.

other horses had (other than Black

century stallions did not cover such big numbers of mares in a season. “He consistently did books in the 140 mare range for say three or four seasons before the numbers of mares in WA started to decline.” In actual fact, Blackfriars has been the leading WA Sire since 20102011, taking over from Scenic who

“He was in a padded box and you would not think anything could happen. “He was such a big strong horse I guess when he was trying to get up it just gave way. “It was a whirlwind of emotions that day.

had been the leading Sire for the

“I still go past his yard and expect

previous eight seasons.

him to pop his head out of the box.

Blackfriars death was traumatic

“He was just such a lovely horse by

for the Smith family. The 21-year-

nature.

old sire was euthanized following a routine operation to remove a blockage in his bowel in December 2017. That morning, Jeremy had stopped to fix a sprinkler in Blackfriars yard

“Blackfriars was getting towards the end of his career, but in saying that he had no problems with his fertility,” Smith said. “In the last year, he was dynamite!

promise but things did not pan their way. “Blackfriars’ horses always gave you 100 per cent. “They might not be a Black Heart Bart, but they gave their all and they were tough and genuine. “They had beautiful temperaments so the trainers loved them. “Blackfriars will make a fantastic broodmare sire in the future. “He has an outstanding pedigree and his mares are already starting to show.” Blackfriars, who was affectionately known as Kenny by staff, covered 92 mares in his last season and 62 foals were born from his

and marvelled at how well he

“It would have been nice to see

looked.

him grow old, but we are thankful

penultimate book.

to have had him and for the joy, he

Blackfriars is buried as a war-horse

gave to us and many other people

standing up alongside Scenic on

through his progeny.

the Smith’s property.

“He was fine. I gave him a pat and was thinking about how well he looks.

“I get a big buzz out of seeing his “Blackfriars was such a healthy

The last Blackfriars born at Scenic

sons and daughters win races for

horse,” Smith said. “He never had

Lodge was a colt from the Bletchley

other people.

Park mare Bonny Bonny (Our Bonny

any significant issues in his life. “About an hour later one of the girls contacted me to say he was looking a bit colicy. “Luckily the veterinarian was on the property attending to mares. “He said it was best to get him down to the clinic and have a good look at him. He didn’t think it was anything major but he decided to go in and operate because the horse was uncomfortable. “He rang me immediately after the surgery and said the operation was very straightforward as there was

“It is as if I own them…it means a lot

Lass, Ron Bon) in early November.

to me.”

“We have had about 20 foals born

Black Heart Bart, who was recently retired after claiming five Group 1 wins for ace Victorian trainer Darren Weir on the East Coast, gave Blackfriars his most coveted wins interstate.

here this season,” Smith said.

Others like Playing God were Group 1 placed in Melbourne and the Adelaide-trained Éclair Surprise and

Scenic Lodge is built on the hallowed grounds of former top trainer Ted Hicklings’ stables. Hickling with owner and hotelier Wally Hannah pulled off many plunges on their horses. Hickling stood 1978 WA Derby winner and Australian Derby runnerup Regimental Honour (Seventh Hussar-Proud Pundit, Proper Pride) on the property.

WATC Derby winner Rohan were

Regimental Honour produced

touted to be stars, but injury struck

1990 Perth Cup winner Word Of

“He was confident he would be

a savage blow to their blossoming

Honour, Proud Treaty and Lord Of

fine.

careers.

Strathcona.

only a minor twist.

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Word Of Honour, Proud Treaty and

This colt (Lot 113) is from the Scenic

Dame (Continental, Clear

Lord Of Strathcona were prepared

mare Razzia and from the top

Choice), a winning daughter of

by Hickling’s stable foreman, Alan

family of Universal Prince, Universal

top sire Danehill Dancer. She has

Mathews, who took over the stables

Queen and Blevic.

produced the outstanding filly

following Hickling’s death.

“He is compact and appears he

Lady Cosmology, by last season’s

Hickling produced 1982 Australian

could be firing up as a two-year-

leading WA Juvenile sire Universal

Derby and 1983 Railway Stakes

old,” Smith said.

Ruler.

Leading stables will be keen to

Lady Cosmology won the Listed

grasp a full-brother (Lot 120) to top

Supremacy Stakes and was second

racehorses from the property.

class galloper Come Play With Me

in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate and

(Blackfriars-Russian Playmate, Dr

Hicklings’ home, stables and work-

Johnson).

Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes

winner Sanatate and Eastern Temple, winner of the 1984 Railway Stakes, among a swag of top-class

track are still used by the Smith family, in the operations of their stud

Come Play With Me brilliantly won

business.

the 2018 Aquanita Stakes and

Scenic Lodge will present 12 (6 colts and 6 fillies) Blackfriars’ yearlings at the forthcoming Perth Magic

Belmont Classic and at the time of writing had won eight of his 16 starts.

This season so far she has won the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes and was runner-up to Arcadia Queen in the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes and Group 2 WA Guineas.

Millions Yearling Sale on February 18

“Russian Playmate is owned by the

and 19.

Durrant family and we do a foal

The colt is closely related to

deal with them each season,” Smith

Burgess Queen winner and WA

said. “We have developed a good

Oaks second placed Magdalena,

Smith believes buyers will be keen to get hold of his stock.

relationship with them over many

Champion two-year-old filly of

Blackfriars was the top stallion with

years as they breed quite a few

South Africa in 2014-15 Entisaar,

his 13 yearlings (Book 1) selling

horses here.”

Listed Raconteur Stakes and

Other Blackfriars’ stars (but not under

Belmont Oaks winner Mizlecki and

Scenic Lodge) in Book One are Lot

Coolgardie Cup victor Amelias

36 and Lot 98.

Dancer.

Lot 36 is from the Street Cry mare

Other close relations include Listed

Delta Gee (Valiant Wave, by Green

Nagawyni Stakes winner Social

One of Jeremy’s favourite of

Line Express), who won the Listed

Blackfriars yearlings to go under the

Soldier and Listed VRC ANZAC Day

Natasha Stakes and was placed

hammer is a half-sister to Boulder

second in the Group 3 Matron and

Stakes winner Stormy Summers.

Cup winner and Perth Cup runner-

Tesio stakes in Victoria.

at an average of $59,577 and grossing $774,500. “We have a really nice blend of yearlings and I expect buyers to be keen to buy them,” says Smith.

up Red Blast.

She also ran third in the Listed Ascot

This Lot 25, is a filly, out of Classy

One Thousand Guineas and Farnley

Charmer (Regal Classic-Daughter’s

Stakes.

Charm) and related to outstanding WA sprinters Gilded Venom and

The handsome filly is a three-quarter

Scenic Blast.

sister to Wave Rock, who won the

“She is also a full sister to Elegant Blast and one of our best fillies,” Smith said. Another to note is a half-brother to 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic and Karrakatta Plate winner Lucy

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last season.

Natasha and Ascot One Thousand Guineas and was third in the Group

The sale will be the first held at the state-of-the-art Magic Millions complex in the Swan Valley. It is expected to be another outstanding success following last year’s sale where it attained Australasia’s highest clearance rate of 97 per cent.

3 Champion Fillies Stakes and Listed

Interstate and overseas buyers

Burgess Queen Stakes.

spent over $2 million with 28

Lot 98 is anticipated to be the toppriced colt for Blackfriars at the sale.

yearlings fetching more than $100,000 compared to 18 in the previous year.

Mae. Lucy Mae (Stratum) won WA’s

The colt’s dam Out Spoken Lady

leading two-year-old award for her

is by champion racehorse and

There was a gross increase of 24

feats.

sire Galileo from Continental

per cent.


Black Heart Bart

Black Heart Bart, who was recently retired after claiming five Group 1 wins for ace Victorian trainer Darren Weir on the East Coast, gave Blackfriars his most coveted wins interstate.

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PEARCE RACING

Bought 8, Average $95,562 Gross $764,500

PARNHAM’S RACING STABLE Bought 6, Average $91,167 Gross $547,000

MORTON RACING

Bought 5, Average $77,600 Gross $388,000

TREVOR ANDREWS

Bought 4, Average $93,750 Gross $375,000

ELECTRA BLOODSTOCK Bought 3, Average $110,000 Gross $330,000

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GANGEMI RACING

Bought 2, Average $142,500 Gross $285,000

SLADE BLOODSTOCK Bought 3, Average $95,000 Gross $285,000

PAUL JORDAN

Bought 5, Average $55,100 Gross $275,500

JOHN CHALMERS BLOODSTOCK

Bought 7, Average $34,000 Gross $238,000

PETER DIAMOND/ CUMANI RACING

Bought 3, Average $79,167 Gross $237,500

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VISIT WA’S OLDEST WINE GROWING REGION RIGHT ON PERTH’S DOORSTEP Located just 25 minutes from Perth City, the Swan Valley welcome is as warm as the sun that ripens the grapes; visitors are embraced as if old friends, drawn in by a sharing and inclusive nature, they keep coming back. Rising from the rich earth and crowned by endless blue skies, the Swan Valley landscape is different from any other in Perth. It’s a place where schedules aren’t needed, and clocks shouldn’t be watched. In fact, we encourage people to slow down, take time and relax, or run the risk of missing one of life’s greatest adventures. It doesn’t take long for visitors to adapt to our slower pace of life, to take advantage of the chance to spend time with those closest to them, to reconnect, and to reignite common interests and passions.

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Our passion comes through in everything we do; our food, our wine, our art, our landscape. We consist of the ultimate collection of artisans just waiting to fire up your sense of beauty, of taste, and of fun. Understated but not underrated, the Swan Valley is a popular must-visit destination. Known as a food lover’s haven, a wine connoisseur’s delight and a naturalist’s dream. Visitors are spoilt for choice by the raw, natural environment and the wonderful people that live and work here. A visit to the Swan Valley will leave you with lasting memories and a longing to return.

THINGS TO DO IN THE SWAN VALLEY • Explore the Cider & Ale Trail, which takes you to the region’s nine specialty ale and cider producers. • Or try the Sweet Temptations Trail which caters to the sweet tooth in us all, with nougat, pastries, cakes and fortified wines! • Look out for free tastings of local preserves, dried fruit, chocolate and nuts. • Take a boat cruise from Perth City along the Swan River to the Swan Valley. • Take a wander around Guildford’s historic shopping precincts. • Stay a little longer and let one of the many accommodation venues look after you in style. Consider the brand new Colony at Mandoon, the historic Moonburra Stay or a luxury retreat to relax in style. • Look out for roadside stalls which have the freshest seasonal locally-grown produce available. Think fresh asparagus, table grapes, tangerines, citrus and berries in season. • Book a Swan Valley tour at the Visitor Centre. • Visit the many art and craft galleries and artist’s studios. • Explore the Swan Valley a little differently on a horse-drawn wagon ride.

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$250,000 MAGIC MILLIONS WA 2YO CLASSIC (RL 1200m)

VALOUR ROAD Frost Giant-Melba Avenue 2nd Ngawi, 3rd Cockatiel Margins: 1.25 lengths x 2.5 lengths Time: 1 minute 11.13 seconds Cost: $60,000 at 2017 Perth Yearling Sale Vendor: Yarradale Stud Buyer: Aquanita Racing Trainer: Simon Miller Jockey: Aaron Mitchel

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$150,000 MAGIC MILLIONS WA 3YO TROPHY (RL 1200m)

EPIC GREY

Wicked Style-Embellish 2nd How to Fly, 3rd Wacked Out Margins: 1 length x Nose Time: 1 minute 10.85 seconds Cost: $67,500 at 2016 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale Vendor: Oaklands Stud Buyer: Boomer Bloodstock Trainer: Lindsey Smith Jockey: Daniel Staeck

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2019

MAJOR SALE DATES GOLD COAST YEARLING SALE 9-15 JANUARY 2019 PERTH YEARLING SALE 18-19 FEBRUARY 2019 TASMANIAN YEARLING SALE 25 FEBRUARY 2019 ADELAIDE YEARLING SALE 12-13 MARCH 2019 GOLD COAST MARCH YEARLING SALE 18-19 MARCH 2019 NATIONAL WEANLING SALE 23-24 MAY 2019 NATIONAL BROODMARE SALE 28-31 MAY 2019 NATIONAL YEARLING SALE 4-6 JUNE 2019 NATIONAL RACEHORSE SALE 6 JUNE 2019 PERTH WINTER YEARLING & THOROUGHBRED SALE 23 JUNE 2019 GOLD COAST 2YOS IN TRAINING SALE 8-9 OCTOBER 2019 Provisional dates at time of print – subject to change

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