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They say you should fish where the fish are, and Kingstar Farm is the farm that sold Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside (Extreme Choice). They will offer more of the same in 2023 with three rare yearlings by Extreme Choice in their draft. Extreme Choice needs no introduction as his tiny crops have yielded Gr1 winners Stay Inside and She’s Extreme, as well six other stakes winners (from only 87 named foals to date). There aren’t many of them, but they sure can run!
Kingstar Farm will present a draft of 21 yearlings at the 2023 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, led by the three Extreme Choice yearlings. Lot 28 is a half-sister to Listed Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic placegetter Remorseless, out of winning mare Killcareless from the family of Redoute’s Choice. A filly, Lot 858, is the second live foal of Fashion Model, a winner of four races from the family of Gr1 placed group winner Cornwall Queen, and Lot 449, a potential stallion prospect, is a magnificent the first foal of Sweet Bouquet, a winning half-sister to group winner Santos and Melagrana, from the family of Gr1 winner Fat Al.
Six yearlings by Kingstar Farm’s first season sire and boom two year-old, Unite and Conquer, will suit buyers who come to this sale looking for early maturing types. Trained by Gai Waterhouse, Unite and Conquer won two early Listed two year-old races before being injured
in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
A half-brother to Listed winner and Gr1 placed Ever Loyal is Lot 1174 and this Unite and Conquer colt is out of winning mare Miss Lucille, who dam is out of triple Gr1 winning sprinter Special (dam of two stakes winners and the dams of four other stakes winners).
Unite and Conquer colt, Lot 482, is out of winning mare Think Aloud, whose first foal has won four races, and she is a half-sister to Listed winner Ever the Same from the Redoute’s Choice family via Umatilla and Hurricane Sky’s stakes placed winning half-sister Makarova.
Stakes placed winner Abba has already left three winners from as many to race, and her Unite and Conquer colt, Lot 1001, is from the family of Black Caviar, All Too Hard, Ole Kirk, and Magnus, while the first foal of stakes placed winner Shamurt is Lot 1245.
The first foal of stakes placed 2YO Boomstress, Lot 1038, is an Unite and Conquer filly from the family of recent group winner Metallic Crown and Listed winner Snitzepeg, while the filly, Lot 1154, is out of a half-sister to dual Gr2 winner Tally who also placed in the Gr1 Australian Derby and Gr1 Turnbull Stakes.
Two Written Tycoon colts will appeal to most buyers, with Lot 432 being a full brother to Listed two year-old winner Tyresa (Written Tycoon) out of a half-sister to Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist (Written Tycoon) from the Bold Promise family. Lot 585 is a three-quarter brother to Axe (Written Tycoon) out of young winning mare from the Flying Spur family.
By Toronado, Lot 781, is a colt out of a winning daughter of Champion racemare Makybe Diva (seven Gr1 wins and twice Horse of the Year). Imported Gr2 winner Doremifasollatido is the dam of Lot 799, a filly by Russian Revolution, who is the third Australian born foal for her dam who left three winners from as many live foals in the USA.
A half-brother, by first season sire Brutal, to Listed winner Lady War Machine, is Lot 178, and his dam is imported Gr3 winner Native Bombshell (War Front), who is related to local stakes winners California Dane (sire of Rebel Dane), Gr1 winner Warhorse, and Zee Falls.
The first foal of Listed winner Champagne Boom is a Deep Field colt, Lot 1053, and Champagne Boom’s winning dam is a half-sister to group winner Scenic Warrior and Listed winner Stanzaic.
Other sires represented are Capitalist (Lot 264), Cosmic Force (Lot 161), Microphone (Lot 55), Rothesay (Lot 1165), Tassort (Lot 158), and Yes Yes Yes (Lot 121).
What is the best horse you have sold through Magic Millions?
Golden Slipper winner, Stay Inside.
Do you still get butterflies as your yearling enters the ring?
Butterflies? Absolutely, yes!
What makes Magic Millions at the Gold Coast such a success?
The timing and location. Magic Millions is more than a great sale, it’s a gathering and celebration of the industry. A great carnival.
When assessing breeding which influences/key horses do you mainly look for?
You have to look at everything, the type, the pedigree and current market trends. When we are buying it is simpler, we just have to find something fast for ourselves but when presenting yearlings to others we have to cater for the level of market at which we are selling and in many cases present a yearling that is able to be rapidly onsold by trainers and syndicators.
What’s the coldest you’ve ever been?
Boxing Day in Kentucky whilst shuttling stallions. It is a big change to our summer!
What songs take you back to your teen years?
Anything by Guns ‘n’ Roses and Nirvana.
Do you prefer fishing or football, details please.
Football – I played a bit and I don’t really enjoy sitting around waiting for a fish not to bite.
Do you play an instrument?
I play a mean Air Guitar.
What’s one thing your dogs could say that would completely ruin your image if they could talk?
Our English Bulldogs are extremely well cared for, so they’d better not say anything too controversial!
What would you do if you sold a yearling for $10 million?
Wake myself up.