Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
MM National Yearling Day-1: $225k Stratum Colt
A colt by leading sire Stratum topped the first day of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast yesterday, with leading Hong Kong based bloodstock agent George Moore going to $225,000 to secure the quality individual from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud. Presented as lot 1648, the colt is the fourth foal of the American stakes-winning and Gr2-placed Stormy Atlantic mare New Edition. New Edition won four races and earned over $269,000 before retiring to stud where she has produced two international winners from two runners to date. She is a half-sister to last year's stakes winner Red Sashay and the stakes placegetter Shamaal Nibras. The Stratum colt will be given his chance to become a star on the track with a career in the stables of champion Hong Kong based trainer John Moore whose current superstar is Royal Acot-bound Able Friend (see later item).