Archers spearhead Raheen Stud

Raheen Stud’s racked up another Group winning graduate from the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YO Sale when Mystic Master won the Singapore Juvenile Championship on July 31.

Mystic Master cost $70,000 last year and the Group 3 Juvenile increased his earnings to the equivalent of AUD 177,350.  “He’s a horse with huge potential,” trainer Alwin Tan said.  “He always gives his best and beat some very good two-year-olds in the Championship.”

Raheen has catalogued another 23 lots for the 2016 Gold Coast 2YO Sale on October 13 including a Jet Spur half-brother to Mystic Master and a half-dozen from the first-crop of resident sire Golden Archer.

The Golden Archer yearlings averaged $60,000 at the Gold Coast in January and $38,000 in March.  “He’s stamping them alright and they’ve impressed me leading up to the 2YO Sale,” Raheen’s Basil Nolan jnr said.  “We’ve built up a top strike-rate from the sale because our drafts are suited for auction as 2YOs.”

Golden Archer’s colt from Conquered is ticking along nicely in advance of the Gold Coast Breeze-Up on Monday, September 19.  He’s half-brother to the stakes winners War Of The Worlds (G3 HK Premier Bowl) and Conquered Dream (LR Turffontein Derby Trial).

Mystic Master is by Snippetson and his Group 3 was part of a treble for Raheen graduates at the same meeting following wins by Happy Saga (Real Saga) and Paperback Trooper (Publishing).

Raheen’s next Snippetson to parade at the Magic Millions 2YO Sale is the colt from Tarmons.  She is a sister to G3 BTC Sprint winner Hard To Catch.

“We’ve also entered colts by Redoute’s Choice and Sepoy,” Nolan continued.  “The Redoute’s is from a Zabeel winner who is out of a Group 2 winner in New Zealand.  The Sepoy is a half-brother to Adebisi.”

Raheen sold Adebisi to trainer Desleigh Foster for $15,000 at the Magic Millions and he sprinted to stakes wins in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne earning over $880,000.

Golden Archer (Rock Of Gibraltar) is a Danehill-line stallion and will cover his fourth book at Raheen this year for a $6,000 (inc gst) fee.  He was a juvenile stakes winner at Flemington, Caulfield & Moonee Valley and trained on for a Group 1 placing behind Black Caviar in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington.