Newgate Farm’s Deep Field added a new winner to his tally on Monday to hit 50 winners for the season which is no small achievement for a second crop sire, whose oldest progeny are three year-olds.
A Deep Field colt from Torryburn Stud that had a special connection to Riverside Stables before he even stepped hoof on the property topped an encouraging Day 2 of the Classic Yearling Sale.
A busy and successful juvenile in the spring when she won two of three starts, the Grahame Begg trained Hinchinbrook filly Mildred picked up where she left off at Caulfield on Saturday when scoring a stylish victory in the Group III MRC Chairman’s Stakes (1000m).
It took nearly all day to reveal the sale topping yearling for day two of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale but when it was unveiled the wait was well worth it.
Yarraman Park’s much missed Hinchinbrook has had some cracking fillies in the past including his Group I winners Seabrook and Spright, but he looks to have one that might be the best of them all in exciting two year-old Cellsabeel.
The strong sale results of many of the first season sires at the Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale have shown an interesting trend in the buyers’ market.
Champion sire Fastnet Rock clocked up his 100th Graded stakes-winner at the weekend in the US when Desert Stone (5h Fastnet Rock x Starstone, by Diktat) captured the Group II San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita.