Bluegrass Bloodstock (FBAA) and Gelagotis Racing spent $90,000 on two yearlings at Sunday’s Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale in Melbourne.
A Reward For Effort half-brother to G3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes winner Written Dash (Lot 195) was knocked down for $65,000 and a Testa Rossa filly related to Palentino (Lot 127) was a bargain at $25,000.
Bluegrass Bloodstock agent Lenny Russo has close links with Peter and Manny Gelagotis through Group 1 winning sprinter Malaguerra. They purchased the VOBIS Gold yearlings in conjunction with Regal Bloodstock.
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) founding member Tim Stewart was also closely involved with the Street Boss colt (Lot 47) that made $78,000 to the bid of Caulfield trainer Gerard Moloney.
The Street Boss – No Vanity colt was offered by Basinghall Farm as agent for Greta West Stud owners Laurie and John McCarthy.
Stewart has been bloodstock advisor to the McCarthy brothers for many years and their VOBIS Gold colt descends from a family that goes back several generations at Greta West Stud.
His dam No Vanity is by Greta West sire Keep That Faith and she won three races at the provincials for Robbie Griffiths. Second-dam No Mischief (Mister C) was a Listed winner of the Vanity Stakes at Flemington and third-dam Artful Lass (The Pug) was bred by the late Ed Barty at Trevenson Stud using his successful sire The Pug (GB).
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1988 to maintain, improve and develop the standards, status and services of bloodstock agents throughout Australia. Its members operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are bound by the strict Industry Code of Conduct.
The list of FBAA members can be viewed here.