FBAA member Louis Mihalyka has an affinity with the family of grey galloper Maygrove who won the LR Jakkalberry Classic (1950m) at Rotorua on Saturday.
Maygrove (6g Authorized - Lady Zhivago by Zabeel) has now earned over $340,000 and it was his third black-type win following the G2 Wellington Cup and G2 Awapuni Gold Cup.
“He’s been consistent all the way through, especially on left-handed tracks,” jockey Michael Coleman explained. “I was quite confident today – even with 60kg on a Heavy 10.”
Mihalyka had bought his dam Lady Zhivago under the Laurel Oak Bloodstock banner at the 2004 Inglis Easter yearling sale. “We bought her for $120,000 from Cambridge Stud,” Mihalyka told Aushorse. “She ended up winning two races in Sydney and one in Victoria.
“Maygrove was her second foal and we always had an opinion of him,” Mihalyka recalled. “He sold for $110,000 to Lib Petagna at the Karaka yearling sale.”
Lady Zhivago has a yearling colt by Reliable Man and Mihalyka bred her back to the Westbury Stud stallion last November.
Laurel Oak’s focus now turns to Moonee Valley where the Gary Portelli-trained Rebel Dane runs in the G1 Manikato Stakes on Friday night while Sir Bacchus ramps up his Melbourne campaign in the Yulong Park Hcp. The latter was a $130,000 buy for Mihalyka at the 2014 Magic Millions National Sale and has banked $313,000 winning 5 times from 9 starts in Sydney.
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