Spendthrift secures five quality mares at Gold Coast

July 30, 2020

Spendthrift Australia bolstered their broodmare band with five quality purchases at this week’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast.

The week began with strong momentum, securing Group 1 winner Santa Monica (NZ) (Per Incanto {USA}) for $600,000. Sent through the draft of BlueSky Premium Consignment as Lot 61, the quality sprinter won five races, headed by the G1 Railway S. at Ellerslie. She also placed in the G3 Darley Plate and the Listed Newmarket H. and Counties Bowl.

Lot 61, Santa Monica

The next Spendthrift purchase was Lot 76, Solar Star (Zoustar), who was a $450,000 purchase from Milburn Creek. A daughter of Group 3 winner Petty Cury (Not a Single Doubt), Solar Star enhanced her own value with her recent victory in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic.

“I think we bought both Santa Monica and Solar Star very well, and they’ll both be supporting Omaha Beach (USA) (War Front {USA}) this year,” said Spendthrift Australia’s General Manager Garry Cuddy.

“Santa Monica comes from the Street Cry (Ire) sire line, and Solar Star is by Zoustar. We feel those two sire lines will work particularly well with Omaha Beach.

“They’re nice, colonial speed-type mares, neat types – not too big, not too small, and just real running types.”

Spendthrift paid $235,000 for Lot 148, Joy At Last (More than Ready {USA}), an unraced full-sister to Group 1 performer Happy Hannah (More than Ready {USA}) from the family of Group 1 winners Tuesday Joy (NZ) (Carnegie {Ire}), Sunday Joy (Sunday Silence {USA}) and More Joyous (NZ) (More than Ready {USA}).

Lot 148, Joy At Last

“To get a mare from Joie Denise’s family by More Than Ready, I don’t think you can go far wrong. She is a gorgeous mare. We are lucky enough that the owner of her mother has opted to support Omaha Beach as well, so it’s a great family to be involved with,” Cuddy said.

Lot 431, Skagerrak (Dawn Approach {Ire}) was a $250,000 purchase from Godolphin. Herself a winner, Skagerrak is a half-sister to the high-class colt Hanseatic (Street Boss {USA}).

The last of Spendthrift’s purchases was Lot 489, the winning mare Vandaluscious (Duporth), who cost $180,000. She is a half-sister to the stakes winner Warpath (Reset), who is the dam of three stakes performers, while another half-sister Limerock (Charge Forward) is the dam of Blue Diamond Preview winner Limestone (Helmet).