Boomer finds value at Magic Millions Yearling Sale 2020

Updated: Jan 22

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.