Amarina Farm

published: 17 Mar 2015 in Inglis Easter 2015 - Vendors

With recent graduates the likes of Catkins, Super Cool, Karacatis, Krupt, Aeronautical, Lets Rocknroll, Testamezzo and Wowee doing the farm proud, the quality continues unabated for Amarina Farm.

GIVEN a choice of words to describe Amarina Farm, there is only one above all, quality. The Denman nursery is the epitome of the boutique thoroughbred stud, a beautiful property on the banks of the Hunter River boasting the best of facilities for the preparation and presentation of quality youngsters. 

Principals Craig Anderson, Sue Anderson, Gavin Murphy and Catherine Donovan see the place run like clockwork, and their record is an enviable one. With recent graduates the likes of Catkins, Super Cool, Karacatis, Krupt, Aeronautical, Lets Rocknroll, Testamezzo and Wowee doing the farm proud, the quality continues unabated for Amarina Farm. 

The Easter draft for 2015 will certainly build on these achievements with 17 high class yearlings consigned to the Inglis Newmarket complex in early April. Colts by Fastnet Rock, High Chaparral, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready (two), New Approach, Snitzel, and So You Think are complemented by fillies by Exceed and Excel (two), Fastnet Rock (two), More Than Ready, Northern Meteor, Sebring, Sepoy, and Street Cry. 

The first on offer is Lot 21, a bay filly by Fastnet Rock from the Gr.3-winning Encosta de Lago mare Lectrice (SAJC Jansz Stakes). Lectrice is a half-sister to the Gr.1 winners Leica Guv and Light Fantastic. “A neat, strong filly who should go early,” Craig said. Next into the ring is Lot 55, a chestnut filly by Golden Slipper winner Sepoy from Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 runner-up Miss Maren (Stravinsky). Miss Maren, who won eight races and $588,000 and was runner-up to Scenic Shot in the L.K.S. Mackinnon Stakes-Gr.1, is a half-sister to Deebee Belle (AuRC New Zealand Stakes-Gr.1). “She’s not overly big, but has good length, strong hindquarter and is typical of the Sepoys being presented so far.” 

Lot 86 follows, a colt by More Than Ready from the imported classic-placed Galileo mare Oh Goodness Me (GB) (Curragh Park Express Stakes Gr.3, third Irish 1000 Guineas-Gr.1) who was described by Craig as, “a strong horse with good substance.” The Fastnet Rock colt, Lot 91 is from the stakeswinning imported mare Our Golden Dream (USA) (Medaglia d’Oro). This colt’s dam is a half-sister to Icabad Crane, a multiple stakes winner in the US. “A solid, strong colt.” Another Fastnet Rock, this time a filly from the stakes winning Elusive Quality mare Pardon (USA), makes her way into the ring as Lot 95. “A quality filly with good bone and presence.” 

Proven stallion Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of Lot 112, a bay colt from dual stakeswinning Danehill mare Princesa, already the dam of Reset filly Star of Giselle (SAJC Queen of the South Stakes- Gr.2, MRC Mannerism Stakes-Gr.3), Street Cry filly Solicit (VRC A.V. Kewney Stakes-Gr.2), and three other winners. “This fellow stands over plenty of ground and has great scope.” 

Lot 135, a bay filly by Northern Meteor from the Exceed and Excel mare Riptide, a metropolitan winner at two, is closely related to River Dove, Cross Current, Kulgrinda, Oneworld, Willow Creek and boom juvenile Headwater. “All Class!” Another filly, this time a bay by champion sire Street Cry (IRE), is Lot 190 from the talented Flying Spur juvenile Sleek Chassis (VRC Blue Diamond Stakes Gr.1). This is also the family of Gr.1 winner Marble Halls. This is the final of just three foals from the mare, who died aged 10, in 2014. 

The next from Amarina is on the second day with Lot 348, a filly by Golden Slipper winner Sebring from well related and city-winning Perugino mare Crystal Fairy, a half-sister to Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner Crystal Lily. “A filly with scope who might get over more ground than her pedigree suggests.” High Chaparral’s colt, Lot 367, from Di Falco (NZ), a Zabeel half-sister to Gr.3 winner Valpolicella (dam of Gr.2 winner Vilanova), is sure to attract interest. “As his pedigree suggests, will need time but will mature into a lovely three year-old.” 

Lot 382, a chestnut filly by champion sire Exceed and Excel, is from Elusive Desire (Elusive Quality), a metropolitan winner and half-sister to stakes winner Secret Liaison. “She has good girth and forearm, an looks an early running type.” From the family of Princess Tracy and Typhoon Tracy, the bay colt (Lot 397) by dual Cox Plate winner So You Think (NZ) from the Redoute’s Choice metropolitan-winning mare Fanfares, is sure to have plenty of admirers as he is a half-brother to Listed winner Raffles Pegasus. “He’s a leggy individual with a good fluent action,” Craig said. 

Lot 411 continues Amarina’s day two offerings and is a chestnut filly by Exceed and Excel from the stakes placed winning Lonhro mare Fly Higher. “Neat feminine filly with a good attitude.” A filly with immense appeal is Lot 416, the bay or brown by More Than Ready from the dual Gr.1-winning Redoute’s Choice mare Gallica (SAJC Schweppes Oaks-Gr.1, MRC 1000 Guineas Gr.1). Craig said this filly, bred on the successful More Than Ready/Danehill cross is “fairly typical of the More Than Ready stock with good athleticism.” 

Lot 430 is a bay colt by Snitzel from the Gr.1 placed winning American mare Hamsa (by Fusaichi Pegasus), from the family of Gr.1 winners Astronomer Royal (USA), Vicar and It’smyluckyday. “This is a strong colt with good presence and a great eye.” The penultimate yearling into the ring for Amarina is Lot 439, a bay colt by English Derby winner New Approach (Galileo) from metropolitan-winning Danehill mare Homecoming Queen, already the dam of two stakes placed winners in Elusive King and American Dream plus two further winners. “Strong individual, staying type.” 

The draft is rounded out with the presentation of Lot 463 near the end of day two. A bay colt by More Than Ready, he is out of the stakes placed winning Encosta de Lago mare Jujube and is closely related to Sleek Chassis and Marble Halls. Craig said this fellow is “an early maturing two year-old type.” 

“We are very excited with the quality of this year’s draft of yearlings by a variety of sires, there is something for everyone. Prospective buyers won’t be disappointed if they inspect our draft,” Craig said.

Session 1 lot list - click on the $ sign to see sale history for that mare

Year Sale Lot Name Sex Type Sire Dam Sire of Dam Price Buyer Vendor
2015 ISE 21  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Fastnet Rock  $ Lectrice  Encosta de Lago (AUS) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 55  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Sepoy  $ Miss Maren Stravinsky (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 86  Unnamed (AUS) C Y More Than Ready  $ Oh Goodness Me Galileo (IRE) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 91  Unnamed (AUS) C Y Fastnet Rock  $ Our Golden Dream  Medaglia d'Oro (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 95  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Fastnet Rock  $ Pardon  Elusive Quality (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 112  Unnamed (AUS) C Y Medaglia d'Oro  $ Princesa  Danehill (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 135  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Northern Meteor  $ Riptide  Exceed and Excel (AUS) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 190  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Street Cry  $ Sleek Chassis  Flying Spur (AUS) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 348  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Sebring  $ Crystal Fairy  Perugino (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 367  Unnamed (AUS) C Y High Chaparral  $ Di Falco Zabeel (NZ) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 382  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Exceed and Excel  $ Elusive Desire  Elusive Quality (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 397  Unnamed (AUS) C Y So You Think $ Fanfares  Redoute's Choice (AUS) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 411  Unnamed (AUS) F Y Exceed and Excel  $ Fly Higher  Lonhro (AUS) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 416  Unnamed (AUS) F Y More Than Ready  $ Gallica  Redoute's Choice (AUS) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 430  Unnamed (AUS) C Y Snitzel  $ Hamsa  Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 439  Unnamed (AUS) C Y New Approach  $ Homecoming Queen Danehill (USA) NS NULL Amarina Farm
2015 ISE 463  Unnamed (AUS) C Y More Than Ready  $ Jujube  Encosta de Lago (AUS) NS NULL Amarina Farm
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