Buyers will be given a rare opportunity to buy into the success of Stratheden Stud when that operation disperses at the upcoming Magic Millions National Sale at the Gold Coast.
The stud will present an outstanding line up of weanlings, race fillies and broodmares at the country’s premier breeding stock sale which starts on May 26.
In total the Stratheden Stud Dispersal Sale comprises of 44 lots – 21 weanlings, 21 broodmares and a pair of race fillies by Show a Heart and More Than Ready.
Stratheden Stud’s Judy Marheine said the draft included weanlings by some of the country’s most in form stallions and the mares to go under the hammer are all in foal. “We decided now was the right time to sell,” Marheine reported. “We have weanlings by some top line sires and a number of the mares are in foal to Stratum.”
“Testa Rossa, Commands, Lonhro, Street Sense and Flying Spur are also represented as covering sires,” she added. Marheine said the entire draft would be offered without reserve.
Magic Millions Managing Director David Chester said for many years Stratheden Stud had been among the country’s leading breeders. “The Marheine family has a proud history of breeding top quality racehorses and the Stratheden brand is a regular winner around Australia.”
“Their draft for the National Sale is full of quality and a number of the mares to be offered hail from the famous Assertive family that Stratheden has had so much success with.”
Benicio-Quadrunner chestnut colt
By a Derby winning son of More Than Ready. From a city performed Zeditave three quarter sister to Assertive Lad and Assertive Lass (dam of Reset and So Assertive).
Bernardini-Magdalena bay colt
From the first crop of champion galloper Bernardini. From an unraced three quarter sister to Court Masterpiece and half sister to Irish One Thousand Guineas winner Classic Park.
Excites-To the Manner Born chestnut colt
By a Group One winning two-year-old son of Danewin. From a Zeditave mare from the family of Mannerism (dam of Dandify and Manner Hill) and Lady’s Way etc.
Fastnet Rock-Calming bay filly
By the sire of Irish Lights, Wanted and Rock Classic. From the stakes winner Calming – eight time winner and earner of over $320,000. Dam is a half sister to the dam of globetrotting sprinter War Artist.
Fastnet Rock-Tivoli Dancer bay colt
Full brother to three time Hong Kong winner Supreme Win. By top Danehill sire son. From Millie Fox Stakes winning Pins mare. Dam a half sister to Hong Kong group winner Ho Ho.
Husson-Catalyst chestnut colt
Three quarter brother to multiple city winner and Sir Douglas Wadley Plate placegetter Atomic Huss. From an unraced Tabasco Cat daughter of Luthier’s Launch.
Lonhro-Assertive Sound brown filly
By star Darley sire. From an unraced full sister to Assertive Lad and Assertive Lass (dam of Reset and So Assertive) and half sister to Colony Sound and La Boisselle.
Manner Hill-Tuft bay colt
Half brother to four winners including Melbourne and Sydney and stakes placegetter Transfer. From a city placed half sister to the dam of multiple stakes winner Accost.
More Than Ready-Donnadane bay colt
Full brother to three time winner and stakes placed Modonna. From a stakes performed Danehill three quarter sister to Fastnet Rock and half sister to Piccadilly Circus and Raheeb.
More Than Ready-Galway Lass bay or brown filly
Half sister to stakes winner Outdo and stakes placed Miraculous Miss. From a five time winning and Group One placed Rhythm mare. Dam is a half sister to Oaks winner Pure Harmony.
Mossman-All in Good Time chestnut filly
Half sister to Maraetai. From a lightly raced Switch in Time half sister to stakes placegetter Madeittothemoon. Family of Bold Promise (dam of Merlene, Miss Pennymoney and Compulsion).
Mossman-Concertino chestnut colt
From a lightly raced Stravinsky half sister to Sydney Cup winner Gallic and the dam of Macau Derby and Gold Cup winner Farson. Third dam won three Group Ones in New Zealand.
Snippetson-Blushing Rahy bay filly
Half sister to Japanese winner Candy Moon. From a twice winning Rahy mare. Family of Al Hareb, Dr Somerville, Rising, Snowtop, Snowland, Portillo and Snippetson himself.
Snippetson-Fedorova bay filly
Half sister to recent city winner Man o’ Moet. From a half sister to stakes winner Grand Reporter – Classic Partner and stakes placed Damdam. Family of Snowland etc.
Snippetson-Khaptrina grey colt
Third foal of a city winning Flying Spur daughter of stakes winner Khaptrist. Family of stakes winners Khaptingly, Khaptivaan, Battlefield, Spitz, Stimulus, Sain Khapital etc.
Stratum-Angel of Harlem chestnut filly
By the same sire as recent Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily. From a dual winning two-year-old. Half sister to four winners from four runners. Family of Anthems, Vocalist, Written Tycoon etc.
Street Sense-Assertiveness bay filly
By Kentucky Derby winning son of Street Cry. From a city winning Danehill half sister to Assertive Lad and Assertive Lass (dam of Reset and So Assertive). Family of First Approach.
Testa Rossa-Donna Sienna bay colt
By sire of Rostova and Testafiable. From an unraced sister to Yesterday and half sister to Donna Dior (dam of Galileo’s Daughter). Family of Catbird, Maizcay, Danbird, Pillar of Hercules etc.
Testa Rossa-Sounds Assertive bay colt
From a lightly raced Zeditave three quarter sister to Group One winners Assertive Lad and Assertive Lass (dam of Reset and So Assertive). By sire of Rostova, Testafiable and Ortensia.
Zeditave-Snuggle bay filly
Half sister to recent winner Divine Right. From a six time sprint winner by Switch in Time. By the sire of Assertive Lad, Assertive Lass, Sports, Typhoon Zed, Strategic, Ruffles etc.
Zeditave-Whiz Bang Lady chestnut colt
Half sister to triple city winner Queen of Asia and half sister to A Touch of Frost. From an unraced Semipalatinsk mare. Family of Sword, Belong to Many etc.
All in Good Time (Switch in Time) – Served by Stratum.
Angel of Harlem (Switch in Time) – Served by Testa Rossa.
Assertiveobsession (Zeditave) – Served by Flying Spur.
Assertiveness (Danehill) – Served by Street Sense.
Blushing Rahy (Rahy) – Served by Myboycharlie.
Calming (Zeditave) – Served by Commands.
Catalyst (Tabasco Cat) – Served by Excites.
Concertino (Stravinsky) – Served by Testa Rossa.
Fedorova (Baryshnikov) – Served by Snippetson.
Fleureeta (More Than Ready) – race filly.
Galway Lass (Rhythm) – Served by Commands.
Magdalena (Polish Precedent) – Served by Lonhro.
More Assertive (Zeditave) – Served by Stratum.
Quadrunner (Zeditave) – Served by Stratum.
Quadrophonic Sound (Ideal Planet) – Served by Stratum.
Real Cro (Real Quiet) – Served by Stratum.
Sarilla (Astor Place) – Served by Kheleyf.
Show a Heart-Just Bess filly – race filly.
Shinning Candy (Candy Stripes) – Served by Myboycharlie.
Sounds Assertive (Zeditave) – Served by Casino Prince.
To the Manor Born (Zeditave) – Served by Stratum.
Wadderwin (Danewin) – Served by Dubawi.
Whiz Bang Lady (Semipalatinsk) – Served by Snippetson.