A new year brings new challenges and for Boomer Bloodstock that included the opportunity
to source and purchase yearlings for the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club, as well as loyal
clients Lindsey Smith, Matt Cumani and Domain Thoroughbreds.
The Magic Millions Yearling Sale always proves to be a sensational way to start the year and
2020 was no different for Boomer Bloodstock, purchasing seven yearlings comprising of four
colts and three fillies.
Boomer was thrilled at the opportunity to start his association with The Hong Kong Jockey
Club at this sale. The section of the market the HKJC operates in at the upper end of the
colt’s market was extremely strong with an increased number of stallion syndicates
purchasing at the sale. Despite strong bidding from Boomer on a number of lots he was
fortunate to purchase two colts which he thought were outstanding value.
The first colt was Lot 602, by the ill-fated Hinchinbrook, was purchased for $160,000 from
the draft of Middlebrook Valley Lodge as Agent for Luskin Park Stud, who have produced
many top line gallopers over the years such as Gr.1 winner Foxwedge. Hinchinbrook is the
sire of multiple Gr.1 HK winner, Beat The Clock, and this colt is out of the talented multiple
stakes placed Street Cry mare, Oriental Ruby. He is a beautiful big strong type that will
make into a lovely three-year-old.
Lot 602 - Hinchinbrook x Oriental Ruby
The second colt purchased for The Hong Kong Jockey Club was Lot 714 for $140,000. He is
by Street Boss from well-known nursery Gilgai Farm. Street Boss has also been a successful
sire in Hong Kong with Horse of the Year Rapper Dragon. This colt’s dam is doing the job at
stud producing two stakes horses from four foal to date. She is also out of the Champion US
mare Sacahuista and is a half-sister to the champion stallion Hussonet. He looks like a tough
racehorse that will develop into a nice three-year-old.
Boomer purchased four yearlings at the Sale in partnership with Matt Cumani, which has
provided many winners during the past twelve months, and both are looking to continue
the successful partnership into 2020. Their first purchase at the sale was a So You Think colt
(Lot 155) out of the stakes winning Commands mare Calchris who has produced two stakes
horses including a full brother to this colt in Calculated. He was knocked down for $160,000
and is closely related to Cumani’s stakes winner Lady Naturaliste, who was also purchased
by Boomer. He is a beautiful, scopey, staying type that has a wonderful combination of
both speed and stamina in his pedigree.
Lot 155 - So You Think (NZ) x Calchris
The second purchase for Cumani was in conjunction with Domain Thoroughbreds who
Boomer & Cumani have also shared recent successes with Lady Vega and Once Upon a
Dream. The filly (Lot 457) is by Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, whose oldest progeny are
two-year-old’s. She is out of the Reset mare, Lady Chelle, who is a half-sister to stakes
winner I Have No Fear and physically she has the makings of a nice staying filly. She was
from the proven nursery Redbank North and look a bargain purchase at $65,000 with the
average price of progeny by Vancouver at the sale being $158,000.
Lot 457 - Vancouver x Lady Chelle
The third purchase for Boomer and Cumani was a filly by Caulfield Guineas winner and
emerging sire, Shooting to Win. Lot 861 was offered by respected nursery Daandine Stud and was knocked down for just $60,000. She is the first foal out of a half-sister to Gr.1
winner and Godolphin stallion Holler and her page also features last season’s Gr.1 winner
and Golden Slipper runner up, Microphone. She has a lot of natural muscle and is very well
developed so will be given her chance at the early races.
Lot 861 - Shooting to Win x The Bar
The fourth and final purchase for the pair was Lot 896 from great Queensland breeders
Raheen Stud. The filly by Nicconi, the sire of Group 1 winner Nature Strip, is out of the
stakes placed mare Germayne Lass and represented great value in Book Two at just
$100,000. She looks tough sprinter type.
Lot 896 - Nicconi x Germayne Lass
The most expensive purchase made by Boomer at the Sale was with trainer Lindsey Smith.
A colt by Champion Sire Snitzel, Lot 284 was purchased for $400,000 from the great
producer of stakes winners, Three Bridges Thoroughbreds. The colt is out of the stakes
winning Lonhro mare, Euryale, and hails from the famous Danglissa family and will head to
Lindsey’s Warrnambool stables. He is a quality type with plenty of power and will be well
suited to Lindsey’s training in the heavy sand.
Lot 284 - Snitzel x Euryale
The current strength of the Australian racing industry provides an illustrious opportunity to
race a horse down under. Boomer Bloodstock will be attending all major yearling sales in
Australasia in 2020, so please get in touch if you would like to be involved.