Coolmore’s bold decision to buy The King’s Legacy after his victory at the Inglis Sires Stakes (G1) was almost immediately validated after the dear colt added the Moët & Chandon Champagne Stakes (G1) to his record on April 18th.
The international breeding empire quickly moved onto King’s Legacy, who was a 1.4 million Australian dollars (US $ 1,003,800) yearling, after his decisive success in Group 1 this month and has struck a deal with the James Harron Bloodstock colt union just days ago after fending off his rival. stud to secure the exciting prospect of stallion.
The King’s Legacy, formed by Peter and Paul Snowden, the last colt belonging to the James Harron Bloodstock union to be assured of a place at the stud, defeated a gallant Glenfiddich by a neck.
Ole Kirk was still 1 1/4 lengths in third.
The King’s Legacy acquisition continued the spending spree of Coolmore Australia manager Tom Magnier, who was the main buyer at Inglis’ recent Australian Easter yearling sale.
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“We are very grateful to James Harron and his racing partners for giving us the opportunity to get involved in King’s Legacy. They are a wonderful group of owners who will be very supportive of him at stud when he retires to Coolmore when he’s done racing, “said Magnier, who was the King’s Legacy underbidder as a yearling.
“King’s Legacy is a particularly good looking horse with an excellent pedigree and is now the only Redoute’s Choice to win multiple groups 1 to 2 years old, so this is a very exciting proposition for us,” said Magnier.
The original owners of King’s Legacy, including Belinda Bateman, Gary Diamond, Phil Mehrten, Steve Gillard, John Ingham and Jonathan Munz, will remain in the horse after selling a significant stake to Coolmore.
Jockey Hugh Bowman believes King’s Legacy is an ideal candidate for the Golden Rose (G1) and Caulfield Guineas (G1) in the spring.
“He is an exceptional colt, and I have been informed that Coolmore had bought him. He has an impeccable pedigree, so you can see exactly why… he is one of the best colts in the country of his generation, and I can only see him get even better at 3 years old, ”said Bowman, who also won the Longines Golden Slipper Stakes (G1) on Farnan to claim the 2-year-old Sydney Triple Crown.
“He’s the full package, and he’s only hitting his suspenders now in the fall of 2 years old. And like I said, you could only see him develop physically. He’s already mentally all there. C he is a very capable horse mentally. Physically I can see him evolving. It’s very exciting what lies ahead. “
Connections of King’s Legacy, who won the BJ McLachlan Stakes (G3) at Eagle Farm in December and finished fifth in the Magic Millions 2-Year-Old Classic, opted to bypass the Golden Slipper preparatory races for the colt to peak at room for the two juvenile races in group 1 from Randwick.
“I think this is just the start of what you will probably see at 3 years old. He’s definitely going to be a horse that will train and a horse with a lot of substance and a good bit of quality about him,” said Peter Snowden.
“He’s a beautiful colt. He’ll only get better at the age of 3, there’s no doubt about it. He’s doing it with his raw abilities right now.”
King’s Legacy was the third best-selling lot in the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2019 yearling sale, topped only by compatriot Redoute’s Choice. Prague, a 1.6 million Australian dollars ($ 1,142,400) yearling and the unsuccessful strategy, which won 1.7 million Australian dollars ($ 1,226,550).
King’s Legacy as a yearling at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Now winning $ 884,100 in six starts, including three bet wins, King’s Legacy is one of two ranked winners in Breakfast In Bed, a half-sister to Darley Flight Stakes (G1) and Golden Slipper. Oohood.
Saturday’s result also added weight to Yulong Investments’ decision to buy the King’s Legacy sister for A $ 425,000 ($ 262,236) in the Australian Inglis 2020 Easter Yearling Sale of the Segenhoe Stud Draft. The victory was a milestone for auction house Magic Millions, which sold the winners of the four 2-year-old Group 1 races run in Australia so far this year.
They are Tagaloa (AUS) (Neds Blue Diamond Stakes), Farnan (Golden Slipper) and the two King’s Legacy triumphs.
Meanwhile, Breakfast In Bed has a one year old filly by I Am Invincible and was covered by Pierro last year.
Ocean Park Mare Tofane comes of age in Randwick Group 1
Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson has revealed he plans to move his family to Australia to continue his riding career as New Zealand’s industry comes to a complete standstill after Tofane was rewarded for its consistency with a victory on Saturday in the Schweppes All Aged Stakes (G1).
Bosson, who rode three Group 1 winners during an extended stay in Sydney this fall, returns to his home country this week before assessing whether to make a more permanent move across the Tasman.
The main New Zealand jockey extended his stay in Australia after receiving the call to ride the Tofane trained by Mike Moroney, which upset the farewell to the stud. Pierata in the feature of AU $ 480,000.
Tofane, who finished third in the City Tattersalls Club Galaxy (G1) and fifth in the TJ Smith Stakes (G1), passed Pierata late to win by a nose. Fasika was 2 1/2 lengths in the third.
“She found herself in a beautiful place and followed the horse to beat. It was a real aerial fight in the straight line,” said Bosson.
“I wasn’t sure whether or not I won. I only knew that when I saw the screen when I returned.
“There’s not a lot going on at home right now so it’s good to be here and get some results.
“I’m going back on Tuesday, and then we have to have a little chat to see if we bring the family back to Australia or not. I have a few things to sort out first.”
Bosson also won the Tab Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) on Shark Te Akau and Bentley Australian Derby (G1) on Quick thinker.
Tofane has run five times this campaign, all at Group 1 level, and Moroney never doubted the 4-year-old was up to the task.
“We decided after his spring campaign that we would only target Group 1 races this fall,” said Melbourne-based Moroney.
“I told her owners that she would be beaten in a few, but I know she will win one.
“Her form had been excellent. I thought she should have finished second in the Newmarket, then she ran really well for third in The Galaxy, bumping her nose and nose.
“Her efforts to finish fifth in the TJ Smith Stakes were great because she was unlucky with a wide barrier.
“It’s a great result, and we’ll put it away now and get it ready for Everest in the spring.”
Bosson has been a leading New Zealand jockey for years, but Moroney admitted the combination hasn’t seen much significant success.
“Opie rode for me over the years in New Zealand, and even when we won prime ministerial positions we weren’t very lucky together,” Moroney said.
“He does most of his races for Te Akau Racing and we know he’s a world class jockey, but this is our first Group 1 win together.”
Tommy Berry, who last rode the Pierata trained by Greg Hickman, said: “It’s a little touching to talk about him now. I’ve ridden horses that have won more Group 1 races than him. , but I don’t think I’ve ridden so many who try so hard.
“He put it all on the line today. I thought maybe he would have made it. He traveled like a champion and showed his never die attitude. It took a good horse to beat him today. . These great fighting qualities which he possesses will support him in good stead when he goes to stud (at the Aquis farm). “
The second Group 1 winner for Waikato Stud-based Ocean Park stallion, Tofane won five races, three at the stakes level, for a gain of AU $ 803,220 ($ 527,774) after being pulled from the sale of 2017 New Zealand blood selection yearlings by breeder Curraghmore Stud.
Tofane was coached by Gordon Cunningham of Curraghmore Stud after being unable to sell her, but after winning a wrestling weight barrier try as an unnamed 3-year-old at Te Teko in September 2018 for Moroney and the co – Coach Pam Gerard, the former orchestrated a deal to buy it for a union run by prominent owner Rupert Legh.
Tofane’s pedigree means she is desired by breeders as she is a daughter of the winning mare Baggy Green, a three-quarter sister of the Group 1 winner trained by Chris Waller. Funstar and a half-sister to the successor of Queensland Oaks (G1) Young star.
By the way, Youngstar is expected to be offered for sale during Inglis President’s Virtual Sale next month.
Baggy Green’s one-year-old colt by Reliable Man was bought by trainer John O’Shea and Laurel Oak Bloodstock for NZ $ 280,000 ($ 184,383) in this year’s NZB Karaka Draft Yearling Sale by Valachi Downs. She missed So You Think in 2018, but was served by Ocean Park last year.