Lloyd Kennewell and Group 1 Bloodstock’s Mathew Becker have topped the FBAA leader-board at the Adelaide Magic Millions with a $190,000 colt by Brazen Beau.
A half-dozen members of Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia signed for yearlings during the two sessions comprising 523 lots.
Tasmanian-based Grenville Stud paraded the Brazen Beau - Natural Swinger colt (pictured) who is from a half-sister to G2 Wakefield Challenge winner La Italia. “We got the one we wanted!” Kennewell said. “He was the star of the sale and I expect him to go early.”
Natural Swinger was purchased by Grenville Stud in foal to Brazen Beau for $40,000 at the 2017 Inglis Broodmare Sale from Evergreen Stud. The mare subsequently foaled a colt from the sole crop of Grenville’s Fastnet Rock sire Lionhearted.
“We’re rapt with that result,” Grenville’s Bart McCulloch said. “Brazen Beau has got a couple of the best two-year-olds going around in his first crop and this game is all about timing.”
Anthony G Cavanagh & Co bought colts by Shamus Award ($160,000) and Unencumbered ($85,000) for Melbourne businessman Rod Menzies. They will be prepared by Phillip Stokes.
“Rod and I have been coming to the Adelaide Sales since the 1970s and we've had a lot of success here,” Tony Cavanagh said. “Rod likes two year-old racing and both colts look like sprinting types. Adelaide has always been a very good hunting ground and it’s produced a lot of very good winners.”
The Shamus Award colt from Li’l Cashy (Keltrice) is a half-brother to Li’l Kontra who was runner-up in the LR Cinderella Stakes and Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic earlier this month.
Blue Sky Bloodstock bought four yearlings for Anthony Freedman. A Super One filly from LR Laelia Stakes winner Danedina topped the quartet at $50,000.
Pinhook Bloodstock bought four with the Nicconi - Pretty Kool Kat filly the most expensive at $60,000. She is the first foal of a half-sister to South African stakes winner Cheavauchee (High Chaparral).
She was purchased on behalf of Flying Start Syndications manager Cam Bennett and he will place the filly with Lindsay Park.
Mark Pilkington Management also signed a sale iPad for Lindsay Park. They targeted a colt by former Lindsay Park Group 1 winner All American for $25,000. He was offered by Cornerstone Stud and is closely related to All American’s Sydney stakes winner Bachman.
A first-crop filly by G2 Queensland Guineas winner Jabali was knocked down to Randwick Bloodstock Agency and Star Thoroughbreds for $41,000. She is a three-quarter sister to Adelaide stakes winner Chinchilla.
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.