Musk Creek Farm owner David Kobritz was kept busy buying his next batch of yearlings at the Magic Millions Weanling Sale last week.
The Mornington horseman is one of the leading pin-hookers in the country and Pierro has been one of his more lucrative buys. Kobritz bought the champion colt for $115,000 as a foal and then turned him over for $230,000 as a yearling. Under the guidance of Gai Waterhouse, he swept the Sydney 2YO Triple Crown and was syndicated to stand his first season at Coolmore for a $77,000 service fee last year.
Kobritz also bought a Fastnet Rock – Bellevue Lady colt for $145,000 as a foal at the 2011 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale. He developed into the top priced yearling at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale selling for $500,000.
Named Vero Beach, he won by 7 lengths on debut at Kyneton in March.
Kobritz purchased 6 foals on the Gold Coast last week led by a Fastnet Rock colt for $220,000. He is the first foal of NZ Group 3 Eulogy Stakes winner Veronica Franco.
Next best was a Denman – Moama colt at $210,000. He is also a first foal of a mare who was stakes placed at Doomben. It’s the family of Golden Slipper winner Mossfun.
A Smart Missile – Thirst filly cost Kobritz $190,000. Her older half-brother had won a Balaklava maiden in May 1 and her second-dam Seven Springs won a G1 Prix Robert Pain at Maisons-Laffitte.
Other six-figures buys were a Sepoy colt from a three-quarter sister to G2 Sandown Guineas winner Moon Dragon for $160,000 and a Foxwedge colt out of a half-sister to Perth stakes winner Rebel Call for $150,000.
Nagambie based Gary Mudgway was another Victorian based buyer active on the Gold Coast. He purchased 7 foals including a $52,500 Savabeel colt from Eliza Park International (Lot 125). The NZ bred colt is from Jack’s Girl who won four races in Sydney for Chris Waller.
Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy signed for three colts and a $72,500 first crop filly by Helmet (Lot 460). She is a half-sister to five winners and her second-dam Burst won the 1992 Golden Slipper.
Melbourne agent Sheamus Mills bought colts by Duporth ($77,500) and Smart Missile ($75,000). The Duporth (Lot 435) is a half-brother to recent Adelaide Group 2 winner Lonhspresso and the Smart Missile colt (Lot 414) is from a half-sister to G1 Queensland Oaks winner Miss Danehill.
Ampulla Lodge owner Steve Jostlear took four foals back to Bunyip including an Uncle Mo colt from Widden Stud that cost $47,500. He is a half-brother to Tikitour who earned black-type when placed in the LR Adelaide Guineas on May 1.