Ridgeport Holdings principal Santo Guagliardo led WA buyers at the Gold Coast Magic Millions spending $780,000 on a filly and two colts to be trained by Neville Parnham.
The Russian Revolution – Myriads filly (Lot 169) made $270,000 from NSW vendor Lime Country Thoroughbreds. “She’s a dream machine. A beautiful filly from the female family of Champion Golden Slipper winner Capitalist,” Lime Country’s Jo Griffin said. “We can’t wait to see her racing.”
The Ridgeport colts heading west are by Zoustar (Lot 590) from Edinburgh Stud that went for $360,000 and a Written Tycoon (Lot 131) from Arrowfield Stud knocked down for $150,000.
Santo Guagliardo and Neville Parnham pictured on the sale-grounds at the Gold Coast
Adam Durrant paid $230,000 for a Toronado (Ire) colt from Lope de Field (Lot 73) offered by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds. His second-dam is Champion 2yo Filly Victory Vein.
All the shares in the son of premier stallion Toronado were snapped up in no time. “He’s a cracking colt and has all the attributes of a successful stayer,” Durrant said. “He’s Westspeed nominated until his 4yo season in staying races over 1800m and further.”
Victorian-based Three Bridges bred the colt with WA businessman Gary Johnson. He is the biggest client of the Liston family’s stud with over 80 horses in partnership. Among their mares is multiple Group 2 winner Haut Brion Her (Zoustar).
Two Fillies Stud owner Nino Tufilli is a Deep Field fan and he went back to the Gold Coast to source the colt from Great Dansaar (Lot 913). A full-brother to Deep Field Stakes winner Isotope, he cost just $60,000.
Tufilli had purchased NZ Stakes-performer Mae West (Sir Percy) for $60,000 at the 2019 Magic Millions National Sale. Mae West was carrying a Deep Field filly with any amount of potential. Named My Bella Mae, she won the $500,000 LR Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) during her initial campaign in November.