South Australia is a long way from the Gold Coast, which is why Mill Park bring only their best to Magic Millions each year and this year's draft features a selection of colts by champion sires and star fillies including the half-sister to $3million plus earner Fawkner.
The Watson family run Mill Park is a name synonymous with quality and the list of superior runners raised on their vast paddocks is a virtual who's who of Australian racing.
Fawkner, Southern Speed, Happy Trails, Rebel Raider, Serious Speed, Captain Sonador, Go Indy Go, the list goes on… with even a Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner in Augusta Proud gracing their honour roll.
A Flemington stakes-winner during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, All Too Huiying (pictured below) is the latest Mill Park sold stakes-winner, the three year-old son of All Too Hard purchased for $150,000 and already the winner of nearly $230,000.
A close second at the Gold Coast just before Christmas, the Gary Moore trained colt is set to be a major player at the rich $10million Magic Millions raceday on January 13.
The Mill Park draft for 2018 features 11 sensational yearlings with highlights below :
Lot 651: Chestnut Filly, Shooting To Win x Dane Belltar, by Danewin
First season sire Shooting To Win was a brilliant sprinter miler that scored a career defining win in the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas.
He is the sire of the latest yearling from acclaimed blue hen Dane Belltar, whose five foals to race are all winners headed by triple Group I winner Fawkner, $1.1 million earner Tanby and Group II placed Viking Star.
Offered as Lot 651, she is an exceptional filly and pedigree profilers will see merit in her intriguing double cross of celebrated producer Eight Carat via her influential daughter Cotehele House (GB), the dam of Danewin and Commands.
Shooting To Win traces in tail female line to Eight Carat via Cotehele House, while Dane Belltar is a daughter of Danewin.
South Australian racing is seldom without a 'Discreet' winner doing the rounds of stakes races and this fabulous family nurtured by David Peacock is represented twice in the Mill Park draft.
Lot 420: Bay Colt, Dawn Approach x Very Discreet, by Exceed And Excel
Lot 420 is a handsome bay colt by Dawn Approach (IRE) from stakes-winning Exceed and Excel mare Very Discreet, already the dam of three winners headed by Group I placed Naafer, a colt who promises to win a stakes race in South Africa in 2018.
Dawn Approach has started his stud career in Australia in glowing fashion with two metropolitan winners in Gongs and Condemned and this youngster carries the prominent blaze of his sire.
Lot 816: Bat or Brown Colt, Brazen Beau x I'm Discreet, by Elusive Quality
From the same family comes Lot 816, a colt (below) from the first crop of I Am Invincible's champion son Brazen Beau from stakes-winning Elusive Quality (USA) mare I'm Discreet, the dam of Group II VRC Edward Manifold Stakes winner Serenely Discreet.
Lot 137: Bay Colt, Written Tycoon x Noondie, by Flying Spur
Champion 2YO Sire Written Tycoon has Lot 137, a full brother to Group II MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Booker from Noondie, a three-quarter sister by Flying Spur to stakes-winner Tranquility.
Mill Park sold Booker as a yearling for $230,000 and she has already won back her purchase price and gives every indication that a Group I win could be well within her scope in 2018 making this colt a stallion prospect of the future.
Lot 422: Chestnut Colt, Shooting To Win x Victory Cry, by General Nediym
Lot 422 is another youngster by Shooting to Win, the three-quarter brother to slick stakes-winner Guard Of Honour, who is by Shooting to Win's sire Northern Meteor.
Guard Of Honour was sold by Mill Park at this sale for $300,000 and this attractive chestnut colt is very similar to his sibling. He is the fifth foal of Victory Cry, a half-sister by General Nediym to stakes-winners Reldas and Victory Chant from the family of Group I winner Serious Speed.
Lot 636: Bay Filly, Not A Single Doubt x Court Pastoral (GB), by Mount Nelson
The first foal of well bred import Court Pastoral (GB) is Lot 636, a lovely bay filly very obviously stamped by her sire Not a Single Doubt.
The filly has a real mix of speed and stamina in her pedigree as her dam won four races over staying trips and is a daughter of Group I Ascot Fillies Mile winner Teggiano.
Lot 649: Bay Colt, Snitzel x Dances Of Waves, by Anabaa
Reigning Champion Sire Snitzel has Lot 649, a colt from Group II AJC Villiers Stakes winner Dances on Waves, the dam of two winners and a half-sister to the dam of four time Group I winner Preferment.
He comes with a double cross of both Danzig and Canny Lad.
Lot 814: Bay Filly, I Am Invincible x Hussy By Choice, by Redoute's Choice
Lot 814 is the first foal of stakes-winning Hussonet (USA) mare Hussy by Choice, a grand-daughter of stakes-winner St Therese from the family of Group I winner Planet Ruler.
A stunning filly by red hot sire I Am Invincible, she is very true to type and her second and third dams are by Redoute's Choice and Dehere (USA), so there is a real diversity of top stallions in her genetic make-up.
Click here to see the full draft and see them on show at Stable QC29-34 and QD 1-5 next week.