Amelia Park owner Peter Walsh led WA buyers at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale this week when he purchased Dance Music for $500,000.
Dance Music was sold with a PPT off a maiden cover to G1 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Star Inside (Redoute’s Choice). “She’s booked to Blue Point,” Walsh said at the Gold Coast on Wednesday. “I saw her race in Perth and I’m very happy with the purchase after being under-bidder on a couple of mares.”
Walsh sold a Blue Point (Shamardal) half-brother to Amelia’s Jewel to Victorian-based Rosemont Stud for $900,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale in January.
Dance Music (Photo / Western Racepix) is a 7yo daughter of Yarradale Stud sire War Chant (USA) and she won the 2018 Placid Ark Stakes, 2020 Northam Cup & Starstruck Classic and 2021 La Trice Classic & Northerly Stakes.
Walsh was determined to get her after missing out on buying back Miss Conteki and Miss Contessa in consecutive lots on Tuesday. He raced Miss Conteki (Eurozone) in partnership with Mark Chadwick and she won to Group 3 level earlier this season in the Prince Of Wales Stakes at Ascot.
Corumbene Stud’s George Altomonte bought Miss Conteki for $700,000. Miss Contessa (Fr) is a Camelot (GB) half-sister to Gulfstream Park Stakes winner Junipermarshmallow (Quality Road) and she made $210,000 to UK-based Blue Diamond Stud.
WA breeders bought 20 mares on the Gold Coast with Brent & Clive Atwell from Darling View Thoroughbreds spending $480,000 on Fortune Of War (General Nediym), Vanilla Sky (All Too Hard), Stellaris (Bernardini) and Joy of Joys (More Than Ready).
Forest View Farm’s Ben & Jo Duncan outlaid $390,000 on Deviate (Not a Single Doubt), Gridelin (New Approach), Follonica (Flying Spur), Zareyva (More Than Ready) and Keltara (Exceed and Excel).
Elvira Park’s David Moore paid $100,000 for Tommy Blue (Gingerbread Man) in foal to Too Darn Hot (GB). She won at Ascot and Morphettville and also earned black-type when runner-up to Cryptic Wonder (My Admiration) in the 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy at Pinjarra.