A new year brings new challenges and for Boomer Bloodstock that included the opportunity to source and purchase yearlings for the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club, as well as loyal clients Lindsey Smith, Matt Cumani and Domain Thoroughbreds.
The Magic Millions Yearling Sale always proves to be a sensational way to start the year and 2020 was no different for Boomer Bloodstock, purchasing seven yearlings comprising of four colts and three fillies.
Boomer was thrilled at the opportunity to start his association with The Hong Kong Jockey Club at this sale. The section of the market the HKJC operates in at the upper end of the colt’s market was extremely strong with an increased number of stallion syndicates purchasing at the sale. Despite strong bidding from Boomer on a number of lots he was fortunate to purchase two colts which he thought were outstanding value.
The first colt was Lot 602, by the ill-fated Hinchinbrook, was purchased for $160,000 from the draft of Middlebrook Valley Lodge as Agent for Luskin Park Stud, who have produced many top line gallopers over the years such as Gr.1 winner Foxwedge. Hinchinbrook is the sire of multiple Gr.1 HK winner, Beat The Clock, and this colt is out of the talented multiple stakes placed Street Cry mare, Oriental Ruby. He is a beautiful big strong type that will make into a lovely three-year-old.
The second colt purchased for The Hong Kong Jockey Club was Lot 714 for $140,000. He is by Street Boss from well-known nursery Gilgai Farm. Street Boss has also been a successful sire in Hong Kong with Horse of the Year Rapper Dragon. This colt’s dam is doing the job at stud producing two stakes horses from four foal to date. She is also out of the Champion US mare Sacahuista and is a half-sister to the champion stallion Hussonet. He looks like a tough racehorse that will develop into a nice three-year-old.
Boomer purchased four yearlings at the Sale in partnership with Matt Cumani, which has provided many winners during the past twelve months, and both are looking to continue the successful partnership into 2020. Their first purchase at the sale was a So You Think colt (Lot 155) out of the stakes winning Commands mare Calchris who has produced two stakes horses including a full brother to this colt in Calculated. He was knocked down for $160,000 and is closely related to Cumani’s stakes winner Lady Naturaliste, who was also purchased by Boomer. He is a beautiful, scopey, staying type that has a wonderful combination of both speed and stamina in his pedigree.
The second purchase for Cumani was in conjunction with Domain Thoroughbreds who Boomer & Cumani have also shared recent successes with Lady Vega and Once Upon a Dream. The filly (Lot 457) is by Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, whose oldest progeny are two-year-old’s. She is out of the Reset mare, Lady Chelle, who is a half-sister to stakes winner I Have No Fear and physically she has the makings of a nice staying filly. She was from the proven nursery Redbank North and look a bargain purchase at $65,000 with the average price of progeny by Vancouver at the sale being $158,000.
The third purchase for Boomer and Cumani was a filly by Caulfield Guineas winner and emerging sire, Shooting to Win. Lot 861 was offered by respected nursery Daandine Stud and was knocked down for just $60,000. She is the first foal out of a half-sister to Gr.1 winner and Godolphin stallion Holler and her page also features last season’s Gr.1 winner and Golden Slipper runner up, Microphone. She has a lot of natural muscle and is very well developed so will be given her chance at the early races.
Lot 861 – Shooting to Win x The Bar
The fourth and final purchase for the pair was Lot 896 from great Queensland breeders Raheen Stud. The filly by Nicconi, the sire of Group 1 winner Nature Strip, is out of the stakes placed mare Germayne Lass and represented great value in Book Two at just $100,000. She looks tough sprinter type.
The most expensive purchase made by Boomer at the Sale was with trainer Lindsey Smith. A colt by Champion Sire Snitzel, Lot 284 was purchased for $400,000 from the great producer of stakes winners, Three Bridges Thoroughbreds. The colt is out of the stakes winning Lonhro mare, Euryale, and hails from the famous Danglissa family and will head to Lindsey’s Warrnambool stables. He is a quality type with plenty of power and will be well
suited to Lindsey’s training in the heavy sand.
Lot 284 – Snitzel x Euryale
The current strength of the Australian racing industry provides an illustrious opportunity to race a horse down under. Boomer Bloodstock will be attending all major yearling sales in Australasia in 2020, so please get in touch if you would like to be involved.