21 new stallions represented at Gold Coast
by Grant Morgan
An interesting group of first season sires will be represented with their first yearlings at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in January 2021.
In terms of numbers, Hellbent (39 lots), Russian Revolution (35 lots), Pariah (28 lots) and Merchant Navy (25 lots) will be prominent players.
Yarraman Park’s Hellbent sets out to emulate the deeds of his barnmate father I Am Invincible. Unlike his dad, Hellbent was a winner up to Group 1 level after collecting the William Reid Stakes at his final start.
Whilst I Am Invincible was a winner up to only Group 2 level, a CV lacking a Group 1 win has been no hindrance to a glittering stud career of rags to riches. “Vinnie” will be represented by 55 yearlings at the Gold Coast sale and looks almost certain to provide the sales topper.
The Danehill sireline will continue its strong foothold with new representatives by Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock and Sntizel joining the fold.
Newgate Farm’s Russian Revolution (by Snitzel) is sure to be well sort after. Standing off a $44,000 service fee, Russian Revolution has covered huge books of mares with 226 and 224 covers in his first two seasons.
Arrowfield Stud's Pariah (by Redoute’s Choice) comes off a lower fee base of $16,500 and covered 143 and 100 mares in his first two seasons.
Merchant Navy (by Fastnet Rock) covered a massive first season book of 247 mares at Coolmore Stud. Merchant Navy is the only dual hemisphere Group 1 winner having captured the prestigious sprint double of the Coolmore Stakes (1200m) at Flemington and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot.
The full list of first season sires at the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale is: