$675,000 for Snitzel Colt
Three Bridges Thoroughbreds enjoyed sensational success at the 2015 Magic Millions Yearling Sale as did so many vendors in a market that was red hot with our highlight coming during the Saturday night session when our Snitzel colt from Song of the Sun sold for $675,000. From a mare closely related to champions Black Caviar and All Too Hard, it was no surprise to see the colt knocked down to Peter Moody, who trained the great mare and also another Group I winner on the page in Magnus.
"He's a lovely colt and we know the family well as you know," Moody said.
"I traditionally don't buy big horses - he's quite a big horse - but I've only seen two in the family that move like that and it's not hard to work out which two they were."
We hope Moody has just as much success with this colt as his dam Song of the Sun was covered by our young gun Unencumbered last spring.
We sold all seven yearlings offered in the first four sessions of Book One at an average $221,429 making Three Bridges Thoroughbreds the most successful Victorian vendor by average at this sale and just outside the Top 10 overall.
Our Stratum filly from Melbourne Rose selling for $340,000 was also a highlight, but particularly pleasing was the sale of our two Stryker yearlings, a colt from Live in Black for $165,000 to McEvoy Mitchell Racing and a filly from Recurring for $100,000 to Aston Bloodstock.
The foundation sire at Three Bridges, Stryker had three yearlings sell at this sale at an average $105,000, not bad for a young sire off an $11,000 fee.
From just five runners, Stryker has already had two stakes-placed performers and another place-getter, so the interest shown in his progeny at this sale would suggest his stock are more than pleasing their trainers and winners cannot be far off.