Stratum Colts Tops Magic Millions National Yearling Sale Day One
An eye-catching bay colt by leading sire Stratum topped the first day of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast on Tuesday for Yarraman Park.
Leading Hong Kong based bloodstock agent George Moore went to $225,000 to secure the cracking individual who was bred by the Dufficy brothers and foaled and raised at Yarraman.
He is the fourth foal of the American stakes winning and Group II placed Stormy Atlantic mare New Edition (USA).
New Edition won four races and earned over $269,000 before retiring to stud where she has produced two international winners from two runners to date. She is a half-sister to last year’s stakes winner Red Sashay and the stakes placegetter Shamaal Nibras.
The Stratum colt will be given his chance to become a star on the track with a career in the stables of champion Hong Kong based trainer John Moore after being purchased by his son.
“We’ve had a lot of luck in the past with progeny by Stratum,” George Moore said. “He was the nicest type at the sale today.
“He’s a cracking individual and we choose our horses completely on type. He moves so well and has great drive from behind.
“He is from a nice international listed winning mare and I’m delighted to be able to buy the colt.”