First starter a winner for promising first season sire
Newgate Farm’s Flying Artie has sired his first winner as Princess Bojack scored on debut at Eagle Farm last week.
Prepared by Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan, Princess Bojack backed up her strong trial form with an all the way win over 1000m.
Ridden by Michael Cahill, Princess Bojack defeated Stellar Magic (by Star Turn) and Headlander (by Better Than Ready) in one of the first two year-old races in Queensland for the season.
“We bought at the sales, she’s been in and out a couple of times and we brought her back in with the Magic Millions in mind,” Michael Nolan said.
“She is small but nice and racey and she has been a good filly to train.
“We might give her a bit of a break now and see what we do.”
Princess Bojack was a $50,000 yearling purchase from Tim Nolan’s Murulla Stud draft at this years Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling Sale.
She is out of the Testa Rossa mare Catseye Surprise who is from the family of blue hen mares Cotehele House (GB) and Eight Carat (GB).
Flying Artie stands at a fee of $16,500 (inc GST) at Newgate Farm this spring.
A son of Artie Schiller, Flying Artie won the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes and also placed in the Golden Slipper and Blue Diamond.
Flying Artie has covered big books at stud. He saw 186 mares in his first season, followed by 148 in year two and 105 in the normally tough third season.