South Australian Thoroughbred Breeder Dali Drazetic delivered a breeding highlight with the win of LIQUEURO in the St Leger Trial at Bendigo today.
Raised at Willow Grove Stud , both Dali and also the Satchell family kept shares in the youngster.
Liqueuro, ridden by Jye McNeil, wins the Bendigo St Leger Trial
The Cindy Alderson-trained Liqueuro earned the right for a first attempt in stakes company after winning the $135,000 Smartline Bendigo St Leger Trial (2200m) on Saturday.
Alderson said Liqueuro, by Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente out of Galileo mare Little Darling, would have his next start in the $150,000 Listed Galilee Series Final (2400m) at Caulfield on April 10 ahead of the $200,000 Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) at Flemington on April 25.
“It (Caulfield) won’t be the right track for him – he likes a big spacious track – then we’ll assess it from there,” Alderson said.
There is a 2YO half brother by Free Eagle to follow.
“The support of Racing SA through increased Prizemoney and perhaps more notably the recently re-launched and financially bolstered Racing Rewards Scheme (formerly SABOIS), gave the 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions sale a new lease of life and has encouraged me (Cornerstone) to reinvest back into South Australian Racing and Breeding” declared Sam Hayes in a recent Channel 7 interview.
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The 2021 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale is underway and there were some serious fireworks early in the sale when Lot 22, a Fastnet Rock colt from Group I winner Small Minds was sold for $525,000.
Bred and consigned for sale by Goldin Farms, the stunning bay colt was bought by Tony Fung Investments/Annabel Neasham Racing.
A full brother to this season’s stakes-winning juvenile filly Sneaky Five and half-brother to stakes-winner Beautiful Mind, the colt would not have been out of place at any major eastern states sale and is the fifth living foal of Canny Lad’s Group I SAJC Schweppes Oaks winner Small Minds.
Goldin Farms purchased Small Minds from the Magic Millions Patinack Farm Dispersal in 2014 for $440,000 and she is now in foal to Yulong’s promising young sire Grunt after missing the previous season to Artie Schiller (USA).