Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse took time out last week to look at yearlings catalogued for the 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions while down in Melbourne for the spring carnival.
She visited several leading Victorian nurseries including Musk Creek Farm, Tarcoola Stud, Lauriston Thoroughbreds and Ampulla Lodge. “It was a super day inspecting some impressive yearlings,” Gai said. “Beautifully prepared and well presented. Kudos to Victorian breeders and thanks for the kind hospitality.”
Musk Creek’s yearlings would have been especially interesting during her stopover on the Mornington peninsula. The farm’s owner David Kobritz sold Pierro to Gai for $230,000 as a yearling and he went on to sweep the Sydney 2YO Triple Crown and is now standing at Coolmore Stud for a $77,000 service fee.
Kobritz went back and pin-hooked a Pierro – Sorority Girl colt for $240,000 from Buckley-based Erinvale Thoroughbreds at the Magic Millions National Sale in May.