Three Bridges Thoroughbreds topped Victorian vendors at the Magic Millions when Peter Moody paid $675,000 for a Snitzel colt on Saturday evening.
From stakes placed mare Song Of The Sun (Desert Sun), he is a close relation to the Caulfield trainer’s world champion Black Caviar. He is also related to Moody’s Group 1 winning sprinter Magnus.
“He’s a lovely colt and we know the family well,” Moody told a large media contingent. “I don’t usually buy big horses like him. But I’ve only seen two in the family that move like that and it’s not hard to work out which two they were.”
The Snitzel colt was top-priced among the 10 yearling purchased by Moody. “You keep looking for the next Black Caviar,” he said. “You keep living the dream. It’s like buying lotto tickets.”
Song of the Sun was covered by new Three Bridges sire Unencumbered in the spring.
Three Bridges finished the Book 1 of the Magic Millions with 7 yearlings averaging over $221,420. Next best from the Eddington nursery was a Stratum – Melbourne Rose filly that sold for $340,000.
Resident sire Stryker was also in demand with a $165,000 colt from Live in Black snapped up by Tony McEvoy and a $100,000 filly out of Recurring bought by Aston Bloodstock.