Yarradale Stud has topped the Perth Magic Millions with a $300,000 Street Cry – Verse colt at Belmont Park.
The half-brother to G2 Hill Stakes winner Lamasery was purchased by Rosehill trainer Gary Moore in conjunction with international syndicator David Raphael.
“He reminds me of most of the great colts I rode in Europe,” Moore said. “He caught my eye and I’ve watched him every day since I’ve been here. I would love to come back and win the WA Derby and stand him at Yarradale Stud.”
Moore was on a mission to buy the colt after being under-bidder on Yarradale Stud’s Beneteau – Zaldivar colt that fetched $340,000 last year. “He’s by a great sire and is off a great farm. His second dam is related to Written Tycoon and he’s one of Australia’s hottest sires at the moment.”
Yarradale owner Ron Sayers bought the colt’s dam Verse (Quest For Fame) for $30,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale. Since changing hands, she has foaled Morphettville winner Spun Dry (Hard Spun) and the unraced Robbie Griffiths trained 2yo filly Platinum Power (Commands).
After the $300,000 Street Cry colt, Verse continued her assignations with Darley stallions. She foaled a Sepoy colt in November and was bred back to Exceed And Excel.
Yarradale sold 22 lots at an average of $51,841 at the Perth Magic Millions and its first-season sires Gingerbread Man and Frost Giant were popular with buyers.
The Gingerbread Man – Morine colt sold to Astute Bloodstock and trainer Simon Miller for $75,000. He was offered by Korilya Stud and is a half-brother to G2 WA Guineas winner Man Booker.
Top-price among the Frost Giants was the colt from Ladidi (Palace Music). He’s a half-brother to NZ Group 1 winner Choice Bro and was purchased by Trevor Andrews for $50,000.