Queenslanders quash stigma at Magic Millions

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The growing popularity of Queensland bred horses was highlighted during the Magic Millions Gold Coast Carnival.

Local vendors were grinning from ear to ear after the prestigious event wound up. “We can confidently say that the old ‘Queensland stigma’ has finally been broken,” TBQA President Basil Nolan said. “We are dominating on the track and have had enormous success in the sale ring.”

Glenlogan Park and Raheen Stud were the dominant Queensland studs at the Magic Millions. “It just shows that if you breed a nice Queensland horse you can be well rewarded,” Nolan added.

On top of those fantastic results, there were the ongoing winners at metropolitan tracks right around the country. “That will give buyers something to seriously think about for the March QTIS sale,” Nolan continued. “Especially when most Queensland studs have kept their best horses for that sale.”

Queensland led home a Magic Millions 3YO Guineas quinella with Raheen Stud bred filly Punch On defeating Easy Running who is by Wattle Brae Stud sire Easy Rocking.

Nolan’s Raheen consignment at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions included four lots in the Queensland Top 10

$270,00 Stratum – Annamarie colt (Raheen Stud) – Rick Hore-Lacey

$180,000 Sebring – Hurl filly (Raheen Stud) – Cameron Cooke Bloodstock

$160,000 Commands – Stepping colt (Raheen Stud) – James Bester Bloodstock

$120,000 Snippetson – Seduction colt (Raheen Stud) – Steve Brem

Raheen’s top Magic Millions yearling by Stratum is from a three-quarter sister to Darley’s classic colt Bullbars