January 3, 2017‘Must See’ at the Millions

‘Must See’ at the Millions

Tara Madgwick – Monday, 2 January 2017

We’ve bred and sold a Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner and bred three Group I winners in 2016 – is it any wonder our draft is always a ‘must see’ at the Gold Coast in January.

The Kelly family of Newhaven Park have a proud history of success that includes having bred four Golden Slipper winners – Prowl, Burst, Vivarchi and John’s Hope – but while history is something to be proud of, it’s current results that sell horses.

English - Lisa GrimmEnglish – Lisa Grimm

Newhaven Park bred three Group I winners in 2016 with Peeping, English and the Singapore trained Zac Spirit all tasting the sort of elite success to which every owner aspires.

The Newhaven bred and sold Unencumbered delivered the ultimate Magic Millions dream for his large group of owners when winning the 2014 Magic Millions 2YO Classic for the Bjorn Baker stable.

He was purchased for just $70,000 and went on to win $1.9 million!

Baker returned to the Newhaven Park draft last year and paid $200,000 for a Snitzel colt from Movie that will also have his chance at MM 2YO Classic success on Saturday week.

Progressive colt Goodfella won at Canterbury on December 16 and then flew home for a strong finishing second to unbeaten colt Ours to Keep in the Group III BRC BJ McLachlan Stakes on New Year’s Eve.

Can lightning strike twice for Bjorn Baker from the Newhaven draft?

The 2017 Newhaven Park draft features 34 yearlings representing a diverse mix of the proven Kelly nurtured families as well as new blood, not to mention 13 youngsters by the farm’s promising young sire Delago Deluxe, whose progeny averaged $169,000 in Book One of this sale last year.

Below are some of the highlights:

Lot 46
Colt Exceed and Excel x Gavroche, by Snippets

Half-brother to Group I winning sprinter and million dollar earner Bel Sprinter.

Lot 136 Filly Redoute’s Choice x Kidman, by Quest for Fame (GB)

Three-quarter sister to Group I winner and Singapore Champion Sprinter 2014 Zac Spirit and SW Zac Influence from stakes-placed Kidman, who comes from the family of multiple Group I winning filly Melito (also by Redoute’s Choice).

Lot 165 Filly Tapit x Leinan (USA), by Ready’s Image

Conceived in the Northern Hemisphere and sired by reigning 2016 Champion US Sire Tapit. First foal of three time US stakes-winner Leinan.

Lot 354 Colt Sebring x Raise, by Arena

Half-brother to stakes-placed Monopole from Group III winner Raise, a full sister to Group I AJC Australian Oaks winner Rena’s Lady.

Lot 500 Filly I Am Invincible x Sweet Ransom, by Red Ransom (USA)

Half-sister to Group III placed Sugarparma and Collect from terrific stakes-placed producer Sweet Ransom.

Lot 528 Filly Not a Single Doubt x Tiffin, by Grand Lodge (USA)

Half-sister to Group III winner Lightinthenite from the family of SW’s Major, Happen, Karacatis an Shamillion.

Lot 644 Colt Unencumbered x Aunty Betty, by Encounter

From Group III winner Aunty Betty and from the first crop of the Newhaven bred and sold MM 2YO Classic winner Unencumbered.

Lot 786
Colt So You Think x Doubtfilly, by Not a Single Doubt

First foal of slick juvenile stakes-winner Doubtfilly, 4th Group I ATC Golden Slipper.

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