Success for Swettenham in Adelaide

Swettenham Stud’s travelling team returned home on Thursday after another successful sale at the Adelaide Magic Millions.

Swettenham sold 8 yearlings at a $36,000 average with the most expensive being a Hussonet – Galena Manor colt that made the Top 5 leader-board at $95,000.

Magic Millions sales director David Chester knocked the youngster down to Prime Thoroughbreds manager Joe O’Neill and he couldn’t resist a post-sale wisecrack directed towards his old mate.  “He’s a good looking colt,” Chester declared.  “And he goes to a good looking bloke.”

Hussonet stands at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia by arrangement with Arrowfield Stud.  His colt was sold as agent for Yarradale Stud owner Ron Sayers who bought the dam Galena Manor for $60,000 at the 2010 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.  

Swettenham also sold Yarradale’s Soldier’s Tale – Dance on Wood filly to Stuart Gower for $30,000 and a Soldier’s Tale – Image Dancer colt to Ricky Maund for $25,000.

Maund had purchased a Soldier’s Tale – Born Bold colt from the Swettenham / Yarradale connection at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale earlier this month.

Swettenham also sold a Keep the Faith – Royal Jama colt to Bill Bogarts for $30,000.  Bogarts bought his older brother Fear The Faith from Swettenham’s Adelaide consignment in 2010 and he scored a promising win at Morphettville earlier this season.