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Readymade 2YOs from Raheen

The Gold Coast Breeze Ups next month will showcase Raheen Stud’s readymade draft of 18 lots for the Magic Millions 2YO Sale.

Raheen Stud’s Basil Nolan jr will have them tuned up but not over the top for the Breeze Ups on Monday, September 21.  They then go back home and return to the Gold Coast in time for the 2YO Sale three weeks later on October 13 & 14.

Nolan will have them peaking for domestic buyers and a loyal base of clients down from Asia.  “Our Northern Meteor colt is a potential sale-topper,” Nolan declared describing Lot 36.  “He really looks the part and he’s a half-brother to the National Sprint winner Snippets Land.

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Rock stars in South Africa

Rock Of Gibraltar is making an impact as a sires of sires and that augurs well for his Queensland based son Golden Archer.

Raheen Stud’s stakes winning sprinter is preparing for his third book in Queensland on the back of an international surge by some other Group 1 sons of Rock Of Gibraltar.

Seventh Rock spearheads the sireline in South Africa with champion colt Seventh Plain who will receive the 2014-15 Equus 2YO Award after recent victories the G1 Gold Medallion and G1 Golden Horseshoe.

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Rush for Golden Archers

Victorian breeder David Johnson picked up a Golden Archer bargain at the Magic Millions Foal Sale on the Gold Coast last month.

Johnson operates Rushton Park and he pin-hooked the Golden Archer colt from Alyssa Jean (Dodge).  The mare is a winning half-sister to the stakes winners Conquered Dream (LR Turffontein Derby Trial) and ill-fated sprinter War Of The Worlds who won the G3 HK Premier Bowl at Sha Tin racing as Royal Delight.

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Busy season ahead for Golden Archer

Golden Archer is gearing up for his third book this year after averaging 100 mares in his first two seasons at Raheen Stud.

“He covered about 20 more mares last year than his first-up book,” Raheen studmaster Basil Nolan Jnr said.

“That increase was due to our existing clients being joined by new breeders who have all seen the quality of his foals.

“Golden Archer is a cracking individual and so are his foals. They’re strong types with plenty of muscle and look like they will go early. He’s a perfect fit for QTIS.”

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Captain caps successful week at Doomben

Captain Sonador capped off a successful week at the Magic Millions QTIS Sale with another promising city winner on Saturday.

His filly Dream Finnish staged a last-to-first finish along the fence to claim the Mater Dei Hcp (1350m) at Doomben.  She defeated the favourite Montana Star (Reward For Effort) by more than a length.

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Magic Millions QTIS Sale

Raheen Stud finished second for turnover among vendors at the Gold Coast QTIS Sale on March 16 and 17.  Gross returns for 24 yearlings at the end of two sessions was $715,000 at an average of $29,792.

Eagle Farm trainer Desleigh Foster topped buyers with three purchases for $110,000.  Top of the trio at $60,000 Captain Sonador sister to I’m Belucci.

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