2017 Melbourne Yearling Sales

LOT 27
Kavanagh Racing (VIC) $165,000

Bay Filly
by More than Ready

From the first crop of Northern Meteor’s multiple Group 1-winning son Zoustar, whose yearlings have been extremely well received this year, the BOBS Eligible and SABOIS Breeder Paid bay filly is out of the well-related More Than Ready mare Lassie Mactavish, herself a half-sister to the stakes placed Ready To Mombo – Sigson (MAC) and Yatala.

Already the dam of the Group 1 placed Platinum Balos, the current 3yo out of the mare, a son of I am Invincible, has had one start for a second.

More Than Ready as a broodmare sire has produced over 80 stakes performers, with five winners at Group 1 level – Miracles Of Life, Rebel Dane, Luna Rosa, Delectation and Atlante, while the similar Northern Meteor x More Than Ready pedigree cross has had one winner from just two runners.

Lot 109
McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd (SA)

Bay Filly
by Elusive Quality

From the final crop of High Chaparral, the sire of 90 stakes winners including Group 1 winners So You Think, Dundeel, Fenway and Descarado, the bay filly is the second foal of the winning Elusive Quality mare Miss Otto, a half-sister to the stakes placed pair of Miss With Attitude and Oui Si Attitude.

From an exciting international Group 1 pedigree, the filly is out of an Elusive Quality mare, who as a broodmare sire has over 100 stakes performers to his credit with Group 1 winners Guelph, Gomo, Shonan Adela, Shooting To Win and No Nay Never leading the way. There has only been two runners bred on this exact cross, highlighted by HK $2.2m earner Circuit King.

LOT 110
Heywood Bloodstock / Mayfair Speculators

Bay Colt
by Galileo

By Camelot, the four-time Group 1-winning European Champion 3YO Colt, this bay colt has an interesting pedigree with duplications of the immortal sires Sadler’s Wells and Danehill.

The second foal from the five-time-winning, multiple stakes placed daughter of Galileo in Miss With Attitude, a half-sister to stakes performer Oui Si Attitude, the first foal of the mare sold last year for $360,000 to Mulcaster Bloodstock has been named Plagiarist (Dalakhani) and is in the stable of leading trainer Chris Waller.

Mares by Galileo have produce ten individual Group 1 winners to date including Magicool, Night Of Thunder, Galileo Gold and recent Levin Classic winner Hall of Fame. The exact Montjeu x Galileo pedigree cross has had four winners from just seven runners including the Group 3-winning, Group 1 placed Rehn’s Nest and the multiple stakes performer We’ll Go Walking.

Lot 113
Paul Moroney Bloodstock (NZ)

Brown Colt
by Royal Academy

By exciting young sire So You Think, whose progeny include Group 1 winner La Diosa, this colt is the first foal of the Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce winner Molto Bene, a half-sister to Mourinho, a Group 1 winner of over $1.3million in earnings.

360 stakes performers have been produced by Royal Academy mares, with 16 individual Group 1 winners headlining that list including Champion Sire Fastnet Rock, Nashville, Finsceal Beo and Bela-Bela, with a similar High Chaparral x Royal Academy cross producing six winners from 10 runners.

LOT 288
Phillip Stokes Racing Pty Ltd (SA)

Bay Filly
by Redoute's Choice

From the second crop of Champion 3YO Colt All Too Hard, this filly is the second foal of the well-related The Good Wife, a Redoute’s Choice three-quarter sister to Group 3 placed La Pieta, a half-sister to four-time Group 1 winner Divine Madonna, the Group 3-winning, Group 1 placed Blessum, and also to the dam of the Group 3-winning, Group 1 placed Angel Of Mercy.

The first foal of the mare, It's A Myth (Sepoy) has had one start for trainer Phillip Stokes and was beaten narrowly by Aljawzaa, who interestingly went into the debut race off a barrier trial win over eventual Group 3 runner up Tulip.

Redoute’s Choice has produced over 50 stakes winners as a broodmare sire, highlighted by Group 1 winners Sacred Falls, Zoustar, Stay With Me and Pasadena Girl with an exciting crop of 3yo stakes winners coming through such as Souchez and Ektifaa as well as the impressive Inglis Classic race winner Frolic.

LOT 474
Malua Bloodstock Pty Ltd / Spicer Thoroughbreds / Noorilim Park (VIC)

Bay Filly
by Fastnet Rock

By the sire that everyone wants a yearling by at the moment in I Am Invincible, this filly is the first foal of the winning Fastnet Rock mare Fast And Loose, fourth at black type level and a half-sister to the Group 2-winning, Group 1 placed Catapulted.

From only a small selection of mares to have produced,
Fastnet Rock as a broodmare sire has recorded 15 stakes performers led by the Group 2-winning, Group 1 placed Omei Sword, South Africa’s Group 2-winning, Group 1 placed New Predator as well as the dual group 3-winning, multiple Group 1 placed Tivaci.