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With Baramul Stud’s 2020 Magic Millions graduates in such strong stables as Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Lindsay Park, Gary Portelli, Chris Waller, Leon and Troy Corstens, Bjorn Baker and Hawkes Racing the future looks bright.
And brighter still when considering the historic farm’s 2021 draft; the who’s who of stallions represented including current and four times Champion Stallion Snitzel whose representation includes a daughter of the Group One mare Diademe, the progeny of stakes winners Zennista, Telepathic and No Evidence Needed, half-siblings to the Group One winners Mrs Onassis and Sofia Rosa and to the stakes winners Felines, McLaren and Rebel King/Rebelson.
Snitzel’s three times Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice also has a couple of nice yearlings going through the ring, a half-brother to five times stakes winner Pearl Green from the Lady Jakeo family and a colt out of the dual city winner In Times Of War, daughter of Magic Millions 2YO Classic-RL, 1200m winner Military Rose.
Fellow high class Redoute’s Choice stallion Not A Single Doubt has a colt out of the winning Medaglia d’Oro mare Medaglia Valore (daughter of Military Rose) and a filly whose dam is a winning daughter of the Group One mare Isolda (dam of the Group Three galloper Bid Spotter).
Another Champion Sire title holder, Exceed And Excel has three yearlings for Baramul; a half-sister to the stakes placed Queen Of Rocks out of the triple stakes winner Dowager Queen, a 3/4 brother to the spring stakes winner Confrontational and the second foal for a daughter of Isolda.
Meanwhile Victorian Champion Sire Written Tycoon, who now calls the Hunter Valley home, has three yearlings; a son of triple Group winner Lady Lynette, a half-brother to Listed winner Affable and a colt out of the Group Three winner Fifth Avenue Lady.
Also recipient of several leading sire titles is I Am Invincible whose three colts are a half-brother to the Listed winner Meuse out of the Group Three winner Precious Lorraine (granddaughter of Shantha’s Choice), a half-brother to the ATC Derby-Gr.1, 2400m hero Levendi and the Group Three winners Wu Gok and Marcel From Madrid and a colt out of Diamond Solitaire, granddaughter of the dual Group winner Fair Embrace.
Sadly, Sebring is no longer with us, what a terrific stallion he has been. There are two chances to secure Baramul fillies by him; a sister to the stakes winner Sebring Sally and a half-sister to the in-form dual city winner Simply Optimistic.
One of the stars of the spring, Arcadia Queen, is by sensational young sire Pierro who has three in the draft, a son of the Group Three placed Next The Universe from the Denise’s Joy family, a granddaughter of the stakes winner Tears I Cry from the family of Street Cry and Shamardal and a filly from the Tracy’s Element family.
A couple of Deep Field colts are bound to prove popular; a half-brother to the stakes placed Kapset out of a half-sister to Pinker Pinker and a colt from the prolific Palatious family which has another exciting stakes winner in the shape of Ranting.
American Pharoah has an interesting trio including a son of the Group One placed Godiva Rock whilst So You Think has a filly out of Fair Embrace’s Group Three placed daughter Rose Pattern and Astern a son of the city placed More Than Ready mare Latin Salsa.
All Too Hard is well represented by six yearlings including relations to the big race winners Pebbles, Atlante and Escado whilst Epaulette has a filly from the family of Singapore star Better Than Ever and a colt from the family of Dehere.
Press Statement (including a filly from the family of Ha Ha and Rory’s Jester), Shalaa (including a half-sister to the stakes placed Light Up The Sky from the Denise’s Joy clan) and Vancouver (including a grandson of Private Steer) each have three in the draft whilst Exosphere (including a colt out of a half-sister to the dual stakes winner Palazzo Pubblico), Star Turn (including a half-brother to the Group Two winner Riva de Lago) and Headwater (including a colt out of a half-sister to Listed winner Latin News) have two each.
Baramul’s Paul Thompson said recently, “We have been constantly upgrading our broodmare band and I feel the results are clear to see in this draft. Gerry Harvey and I are really looking forward to putting a difficult 2020 behind us and meeting all our clients and friends at the Gold Coast in January. We’ve put a lot of effort into this draft, please come and see us.”