Western Australia’s champion sire Blackfriars is represented in all sections in the 156-lot catalogue for the Magic Millions Perth Winter Sale on Sunday, June 26.
He opens up with five yearlings, four of them fillies, follows with two young mares and then three weanlings. In addition, two of the mares in the catalogue – Georgia’s Storm (Metal Storm) and Mariachis (Lonhro) – were served by him.
One of the Blackfriars yearlings, a Scenic Lodge filly from the Mossman winner Prime Knockout, is a three-quarter sister to Listed winner Young Lionel. Another is a gelded three-quarter brother from Athena’s Me Mum to Listed winner Black George and another, a filly from Perth winner and Oaks third Danni’s Crystal, is a sister to Perth winner Crystal Gardens.
Besides the five by Blackfriars, the Perth yearlings include progeny of Alfred Nobel (Danehill Dancer), Danehill Express (Danehill) , Demerit (Lonhro), Discorsi (Galileo), Famous Roman (Danetime), Frost Giant (Giant’s Causeway), Hala Bek (Halling), High Chaparral (Montjeu), Lucky Unicorn (Redoute’s Choice), My Atacanta (Traditionally), Natural Blitz (Dehere), Passenger (Redoute’s Choice), Rogano (Redoute’s Choice), Scandal Keeper (Danzig), So Secret (Danetime), Trade Fair (Zafonic), Vital Equine (Danetime), Wanted (Fastnet Rock) and Your Song (Fastnet Rock).
The sires who between them provide the 50 weanlings are Blackfriars (Danehill), City Place (Storm Cat), Dash for Cash (Secret Savings), Dick Turpin (Arakan), Frost Giant (Giant’s Causeway), Galah (Redoute’s Choice), Gingerbread Man (Shamardal), Heritage (Flying Spur), Musket (Redoute’s Choice), My Admiration (Encosta de Lago), Oratorio (Stravinsky), Ouqba (Red Ransom), Patronize (Redoute’s Choice), Planet Five (Storm Cat), Scandal Keeper (Danzig), So Secret (Danetime), Trade Fair (Zafonic), Universal Ruler (Scenic) and Your Song (Fastnet Rock).
Five of the seven weanlings listed are on account of the Yarradale Stud, one which is the biggest consignors to the Winter Sale. They are represented by 21 weanlings and 5 mares. One, Managing Director (Bianconi) is from a half-sister to G1 Caulfield Futurity Stakes winner Rustic Dream.
Paris Dream (Medaglia d’Oro) is one of 4 females among 12 lots in the catalogue for Peters Investments Pty Ltd. The others are geldings and include Respondent, a Haradasun product who won the 2014 WA Derby.