A year ago, the Magic Millions group was ecstatic when given the opportunity to sell a big draft of thoroughbreds of all ages from Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm.
Selling didn't go as planned after Tinkler attempted to buy back several of his prized broodmares and race fillies. It soured the many buyers from overseas and Australia looking to upgrade their stock.
Fortunately the outcome didn't deter one of Australia's most successful breeders, Muzaffar Yaseen, who has raced many champions under his Teeley Assets banner.
The Sri Lanka-born Yaseen has asked the Gold Coast firm to conduct what will be one of the most exciting sales in a decade, offering so many sought-after families in his unreserved sale.
Yaseen's team has grown considerably since he bought his first yearling in 1993. Teeley will be selling 51 broodmares, 31 weanlings and four yearlings at the Magic Millions National sale starting on May 26.
It has been well documented that Yaseen's first buy turned out to be Shantha's Choice, a Canny Lad filly which was to produce the super horse Redoute's Choice in a mating with Danehill. So many other fine descendants followed, including Platinum Scissors, Manhattan Rain, Miracles Of Life and Gerald Ryan's boom two-year-old Rubick, which races on Saturday. Some of the mares listed for sale are Monsoon Wedding in foal to Pierro, Precious Lorraine in foal to Stratum and Ten Carat Rock and The Broken Shore, which are in foal to Fastnet Rock.
There are also weanlings by Fastnet Rock, Redoute's Choice, More Than Ready, Sepoy, Manhattan Rain, Stratum and Testa Rossa.
Sale keeps growing
John Messara's Arrowfield Stud has enjoyed a memorable association with Teeley Assets and the farm will prepare the 86 listed lots for the Gold Coast. The Magic Millions National sale has become a must-visit auction for trainers and bloodstock agents who haven't filled their orders for clients, and this year promises to be a ripper.
Girls add spice
The Rosehill barrier trials on Tuesday were some of the hottest in Sydney over the past two months and further emphasised what a sensational autumn carnival lies in store. The depth of the mares ranks is super - Snitzerland, Jolie Bay, Red Tracer and Catkins all performed exceptionally in heat three; Guelph scored in emphatic style in heat four and several two-year-olds, including Ghibellines, Mossfun, Lucky Raquie, went great. The juvenile fillies Alpha Miss and Tetsuko also staged yet another two-horse war in heat seven. Alpha Miss, a $6000 weanling buy by Lucky Owners for Gary Nickson, was matched against Tetsuko (I Am Invincible) after the pair fought out an action-packed Gimcrack Stakes in the spring. Alpha Miss won the Gimcrack narrowly and a similar margin eventuated in Tuesday's trial when Nickson's charge won by a head. They are two good fillies which will go close to capturing a berth in this year's group 1 Golden Slipper on April 5.
Hoofnote: I Am Invincible continued his winning ways at Canterbury on Wednesday when first-starter Brazen Beau, a $70,000 Inglis Classic buy, scored a resounding all-the-way win. I Am Invincible has moved into seventh place in the leading sire of two-year-olds list - he is also the leading first-season sire - after five winners and $267,550 in earnings.
The story Teeley draft a huge boost for Magic Millions National sale first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.