We were delighted with our recent Magic Millions sale coming second on averages for farms with 10 or more sold and we have been in the top 3 in this category since our first draft in 2014 each major yearling sales . The Maloney family have invested heavily in a top class broodmare band with emphasis on stakes performers and along with some wonderful clients stock my life has been made so much easier!
At Segenhoe we have made a very conscious effort not to produce paper tigers and our whole emphasis is on producing racehorses . We have built a magnificent new yearling farm with large undulating paddocks with absolute attention to detail with a variety of different pasture types . The animals are rotated in small groups and already we are seeing the results on the racecourse with 28 % of our first Easter draft group winners . Our 2015 Easter draft has already produced Group 2 winning Ektifaa with a plethora of other 3 year olds that I can think will achieve black type including So Serene , Clockwork Orange , Canalasso , Manuel , Gothenburg and the highly promising Lee Freedman trained Petition .
As with most other farms our 2017 group has an abundance of quality animals with the majority by proven stallions as that is our focus generally when mating our mares . Medaglia Doro ( 3 ) , Snitzel ( 2 ) , Exceed and Excel ( 2 ), I am Invincible ( 2 ) , Sebring ( 3 ) , Redoutes ( 1 ) , Smart Missile ( 1 and a half-brother to Extreme Choice ) and two yearlings by highly promising young stallions Pierro and Zoustar .
We are blessed that some of the best breeders in Australia support Segenhoe and it is an honour to have yearlings bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds , Gilgai Farm , Dorrington Farm and Amelia Park stud to present for sale .
I find it near impossible to name a standout lot as I feel like I would do a disservice to the other yearlings as there is very little between them all but the I am Invincible out of Captivating Claire for me is just simply a racehorse .
I am Invincible and Snitzel are the sires of the moment and we have been fortunate to have bred heavily to both stallions over the past few years . Selling Vinneys off a service of $ 27, 500 this year is not bad business at all ! Sebring , Medaglia , Exceed and Fastnet Rock are champion stallions who never let you down and we are always conscious of what they can do for our mares to give them every chance to be successful . Of the young horses I have been enamoured with Zoustars stock since they were first on the ground and judging by how they sold I am not the only one . Obviously both Pierro and All Too Hard look like they could be the goods and I think particularly Pierro will start to shine from now on as his stock look like they are post-Christmas two year olds .
The Magic Million sale was quite simply phenomenal and considering what stock is available at Easter the signs are that Easter 2017 could be the sale of sales .