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O.P. « 2017-Mar-01, 08:10 PM »

McEvoy finds his Melbourne Cup winner


When Tony McEvoy first laid eyes on Lot 624 in Session II of the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, all he could see was Zabeel.

So when he was the underbidder to Singaporean Thomas Loke on the Americain x Reveal The Goddess colt, McEvoy thought his dreams of getting his hands on the youngster were dashed.

But within minutes, things changed.

“I approached the buyer through his representative and congratulated him, told him I thought the horse looked exactly like Zabeel, he’s obviously out of a Zabeel mare and I was at Lindsay Park when Zabeel came through as a yearling and this horse just kept giving me flashbacks of him,’’ McEvoy said.

“As it turns out, the owner wanted to keep the horse in Australia and didn’t have a trainer, so after a short discussion they offered me the horse to train, which I’m so excited by.

“You won’t see him run at two. I’ll take him home, give him time and develop him into a Melbourne Cup winner.’’
The majority of Mr Loke’s 2017 Inglis Premier purchases will eventually head to Singapore, except Lot 624, as he dreams of the Melbourne Cup.

The colt is by Melbourne Cup winner Americain from a Zabeel daughter of Sydney Cup winner Honour Babe.

PIC: Session II's top Lot sold for $175,000.
The colt was the day’s sale-topper at $175,000 in what was a successful Session II of the Premier Yearling Sale, which ended with an 84% clearance rate, $42,868 average and a gross of $6,516,000.

Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian described the entire four days of Premier selling as “a great success all round’’.

“Vendors left happy, buyers left happy, there was a great atmosphere on every day with great crowds, and to set a new record with the $1.4million colt on Day 2 was fantastic,’’ Vivian said.


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Americain (USA)
Bay or brown 2005
Dynaformer
Bay or brown 1985
Roberto
Bay 1969
Hail to Reason
Brown 1958
Turn-To
Nothirdchance
1951
1948
1-w
4-n
Bramalea
Bay or brown 1959
Nashua
Rarelea
1952
1949
3-m
12-c
Andover Way
Bay or brown 1978
His Majesty
Bay 1968
Ribot
Flower Bowl
1952
1952
4-l
4-d
On the Trail
Bay 1964
Olympia
Golden Trail
1946
1958
4-p
4-r
America
Chestnut 1997
Arazi
Chestnut 1989
Blushing Groom
Chestnut 1974
Red God
Runaway Bride
1954
1962
8-c
22-d
Danseur Fabuleux
Bay 1982
Northern Dancer
Fabuleux Jane
1961
1974
2-d
7>
Green Rosy
Bay or brown 1984
Green Dancer
Bay 1972
Nijinsky
Green Valley
1967
1967
8-f
16-c
Round the Rosie
Bay 1973
Cornish Prince
Rosayya
1962
1952
1-s
1-n
Reveal the Goddess (NZ)
Bay 2006
Zabeel
Bay 1986
Sir Tristram
Bay 1971
Sir Ivor
Bay 1965
Sir Gaylord
Attica
1959
1953
2-s
8-g
Isolt
Bay 1961
Round Table
All My Eye
1954
1954
2-f
6-e
Lady Giselle
Bay 1982
Nureyev
Bay 1977
Northern Dancer
Special
1961
1969
2-d
5-h
Valderna
Bay 1972
Val de Loir
Derna
1959
1961
5-h
16-c
Honor Babe
Bay 1998
Honor Grades
Bay 1988
Danzig
Bay 1977
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
1961
1968
2-d
7-a
Weekend Surprise
Bay 1980
Secretariat
Lassie Dear
1970
1974
2-s
3-l
Repremand
Bay 1988
Kreisler
Bay 1982
Northern Baby
Klairessa
1976
1969
17-b
9-c
Remand
Bay 1968
Test Case
Inmate
1958
1963
9-c
12-g
 Ancestor duplications:Northern Dancer5f x 5m,5m

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« 2017-Mar-02, 01:21 PM Reply #1 »
And well done to the breeders, who went chips in on Americain, with all 5 of their offerings by him.

They sold 4 and averaged a tick over $100,000 off a $13,750 official (but in reality probably a cheaper) fee.   


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