With the horses arriving at Oaklands for the upcoming Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in less than a week, Mill Park is packed and ready with a select group of youngsters.
Mill Park’s General Manager Chris Watson is very pleased with the draft as a whole, pointing out the Foxwedge x Champagne Jane filly as a real standout.
“It is a very nice neat group of half a dozen horses, and we think we have an all-embracing selection of yearlings that will suit a broad range of tastes.”
Catalogued as Lot 89, the Foxwedge filly is out of the flashy Starcraft mare Champagne Jane.
“Foxwedge produces a magnificent style of horse, and this filly has the style that will certainly be popular at sales,” Watson said.
“There is no doubt that she is one of our highlights being a yearling with presence, size and a lovely big powerful hindquarter. She is from a female line that is only getting stronger with a current up and running family.”
One of those current runners is her dam’s half-sister, Mill Park’s popular graduate Run Fox Run, a G2 winner in South Africa.
“This filly is very similar to Run Fox Run as a yearling. They were both powerful fillies, with the same loose walking action. The way Run Fox Run moved made her extremely appealing to the buyers, as she looked so athletic,” Watson said.
Run Fox Run was sold for $420,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter sale in 2017 to South African buyers Craig Rosco and her trainer, Brett Crawford, which was the most expensive yearling by her sire sold at that sale.
Run Fox Run, the 14th stakes-winner for Foxwedge, is also a half-sister to stakes-winner Guard of Honour and stakes performer Battle Strike from the brilliant producer, the General Nediym mare Victory Cry.
Victory Cry is a full sister to stakes-winner Victory Chant and half-sister to stakes-winner Reldas from the family of G1 winner Serious Speed.
Mill Park sold the current yearling from Victory Cry, a colt by Written Tycoon, at Inglis Easter this year for $900,000 to McEvoy Mitchell Racing / China Horse Club, and she returned to Written Tycoon this season on the 1st September.
While Champagne Jane’s first foal, the Uncle Mo filly named Bouzy is currently in foal to Foxwedge. A cross that is proving to be both proven and successful.
Another sensational graduate to come out of Mill Park Stud is the G1 winning Written Tycoon mare Booker.
“She has been a fantastic mare, and it would be lovely to see her replicate her form up in Sydney with her new trainer, Gerald Ryan,” Watson said.
While another exciting graduate to watch is the full brother to Booker, Banquo who is being aimed at the G1 Australian Guineas after a gallant second place in the G2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield last week for trainer Danny O’Brien.
Booker and Banquo’s dam Noodie was sold by Mill Park at last year’s Inglis Chairman’s Sale to Yarraman Park for $600,000 in foal to Written Tycoon.
Mill Park is located on the limestone-based country of South Australia, with 2000 acres dedicated to their successful thoroughbred operation. Their yearlings will be available for inspection at the Oaklands complex from Tuesday 25th January.
For more information on Mill Park or any of the yearling on offer, please contact Chris Watson on 0417 838 489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.