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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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Glory days at Gold Coast

Brilliant Raheen Stud bred sprinter Rocket to Glory sent his earnings past $750,000 with a gutsy, front-running victory in the Carbine Club Stakes (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

He was a $20,000 graduate from Raheen’s draft at the 2010 Magic Millions QTIS Sale and his 13th victory was perfectly timed – coming just a couple of days before the 2015 QTIS Sale.

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Raheen Stud Lands National Sprint

Snippets Land added his name to the list of Raheen Stud’s black-type graduates in the LR National Sprint (1400m) in Canberra on Sunday.

Raheen has been on the winning end of several updates leading into the QTIS Yearling Sale next Monday & Tuesday (March 16-17).

SNIPPETS LAND Raheen Stud graduate wins the LR National Sprint in Canberra Photo / Icon Photos

Raheen Stud graduate wins the LR National Sprint in Canberra
Photo / Icon Photos

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Front-runner’s strong Finnish

Raheen Stud received another update for its QTIS Sale yearlings when Captain Sonador filly Dream Finnish won the Sirromet Wines Hcp (1350m) on Wednesday.

Captain Sonador sired his first winner when Captainear broke through at the Gold Coast last month and Dream Finnish claimed his first city victory with an impressive front-running display at Ipswich’s metro meeting.

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