Milburn Creek Stud buys a beautifully bred Monsun filly at Deauville Sales

Damon Gabbedy (Belmont Bloodstock) acting as agent was able to secure Lot 96, the 3 year old filly Amo Ami Ama.

She is by the champion international sire Monsun out of the dual Group One winning mare Amorama (FR) by Sri Pekan.

Amorama (FR) has a 2 year old filly in training by Monjeu and a yearling colt by Galileo in England. She is in foal to Lawman (FR).

Amo Ami Ama is already a winner at 2250m in France and may see another preparation in Australia before a stud appointment next spring.

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A Sizzling full brother for Milburn Creek
Foaled on Friday August 16, Milburn Creek welcomed a bay Snitzel colt out of the General Nediym mare Admirelle, making him a full-brother to the Group One BRC TJ Smith Stakes (1600m) winner Sizzling.

The second foal of the Listed Keith Mackay third-placed Admirelle, herself a daughter of the Listed winner Laudemio from the family of stakes winners Loving Cup, Pittance, Vintage Dance, Shy Hero and Fullazz, Sizzling, like his full-brother impressed right from the start.

Stud Manager Scott Holcombe described the recent arrival as, “xxx”

A winner of Queensland’s Two-year-old Triple Crown, Sizzling was bred by Milburn Creek and sold on behalf of the farm at the 2011 Magic Millions Yearling Sale by Tony Bott’s Evergreen Stud Farm to John Foote Bloodstock for $260,000, one of the top prices paid for a colt by his sire at that stage.

Trained in Queensland by Kelso Wood, the Snitzel colt won his racetrack debut by six lengths at Eagle Farm before finishing second in both the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes and the Group Three B J McLachlan Stakes.

Having his next start in the $1 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast, Sizzling settled back in field and after overcoming interference early on, the unlucky colt rocketed home into fourth, less than two lengths from the winner, indicating that he was well worth watching in the future.

Headed for a spell, Sizzling resumed during the winter of his two-year-old season and won four consecutive stakes races at the Brisbane carnival culminating in victory over Kabayan, Academus and Toydini in the Group One BRC TJ Smith Stakes.

After some excellent efforts during his three-year-old Spring, Sizzling returned to the Brisbane Winter carnival where he once again showed his dominance over his age group, winning the Group Two Queensland Guineas before finishing just over two lengths from Linton in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap.

To date the colt has amassed in excess of $1.2million for his connections from seven wins, six at stakes level, and a further four placed efforts. Nominated for the Group One Epsom Handicap as well as the Group One W.S. Cox Plate during the Spring, Sizzling’s future deeds as a racehorse and possibly a stallion prospect are only going to further highlight his full brother.

Mannerism colt secures second win
Bred by Milburn Creek and sold at Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, three year old Holy Roman Emperor colt Roman Manner recorded his second career victory at only his fifth start in South Africa recently.

Out of the eight-time stakes winning mare Mannerism, the Top Filly of the 1992 – 1993 Australasian 4yo+ Classification and winner of four Group One races including the Australasian Oaks, Futurity Stakes and the Caulfield Cup, Roman Manner is one of ten foals to race, all winners, for Mannerism.

A three-quarter brother to the Group Two Moonee Valley Oaks and Peter Pan Stakes winner Dandify as well as the Group Three Craven Plate and NE Manion Cup winner Manner Hill, Roman Manner started his race career with a good fourth on debut over 1200m at Kenilwort before another start over the trip and track produced a half-length victory.

A third at this next start over 1600m, followed by a drop back to 1400m at the start after that saw the improving colt finishing third again, beaten less than half a length at Durbanville Racecourse.

Trainer Dean Kannemeyer dropped him back in distance once again, this time to the 1200m, and carrying 60kg’s he proved too good for his opposition, defeating the field of ten others by a length margin.

Purchased by John Freyer Bloodstock in 2007 on behalf of Milburn Creek, Mannerism currently has a 100% win record with the progeny she has produced at the farm.

The first foal for Milburn Creek out of the mare was unfortunately unraced, but Point Piper (Fastnet Rock) as she was named, has produced two very classy looking colts at her first two years at stud, firstly to Bernadini, the sire of dual Group One winner Boban, while her second foal was by the Group One winning son of Encosta de Lago, Manhattan Rain, a half-brother to Redoute’s Choice.

Milburn Creek to offer half-brother to Senta Desert at Easter
Sold by Milburn Creek at the 2011 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale to Tony Bott of Evergreen Stud Farm, Encosta de Lago gelding Senta Desert recorded a classy victory on Wednesday at Warwick Farm.

Starting first up over the 1600m off the back of two recent barrier trials, the Gerald Ryan-trained four-year-old defeated Guy Walter’s Henny The First by a neck by with a further short neck back to the Street Sense colt Sensing in third.

A winner of two races from only 11 starts, Senta Desert is the second foal bred by Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds out of the Desert Prince mare Lady Of The Desert.

A dual stakes-winning juvenile, Lady Of The Desert won the Anzac Day Stakes over 1400m by two-and-a-quarter lengths and backed it up two weeks later over 1620m when triumphant in the Listed Gibson Carmichael Stakes by two-and-a-half lengths.

From a prolific black type family, Lady Of The Desert’s dam Lady Solvil is Listed winner, while her grand-dam Solveig, is a triple Group One-winning New Zealand Filly of the Year, having achieved 14 career wins.

The pedigree also includes numerous other stakes winners such as Group One winner Gallic, Group Two winners Caymans and Floria, Group Three winners Greig and Mr Ubiquitous, as well as Listed winners Deferment, Agamemon and Adroitly.

Milburn Creek consigned a cracking High Chaparral colt out of Lady Of The Desert at the 2013 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale that was purchased by DGR Thoroughbred Services for $320,000 – the very same connections that secured High Chaparral’s most famous southern hemisphere yearling purchase, the 10-time Group One winner So You Think.

Set to offer a Redoute’s Choice colt out of the mare at the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Milburn Creek are extremely excited about the prospects of this outstanding colt. With Lady Of The Desert being by Desert Prince, his record as a broodmare sire has seen 17 stakes performers produced, with his best to date being the Group One Phoenix Stakes winner Alfred Nobel, who like our colt is by a grandson of the immortal Danehill.

Lady Of The Desert herself is currently in foal to Fastnet Rock’s Group One-winning son Foxwedge and foaled a colt this season by Redoute’s Choice’s Group One-winning son Snitzel.

For any further information on this colt or any of the other yearlings Milburn Creek will consign in 2014, please do not hesitate to contact our Stud Manager Scott Holcombe on 0452 213 762.

Milburn Park-bred Sizzling secures stud deal

Bred by Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds and sold at the 2010 Magic Millions Yearling Sale to respected bloodstock agent John Foote for $260,000, the Snitzel colt out of the stakes placed General Nediym mare Admirelle would go on to be named Sizzling and race in the stable of Queensland trainer Kelso Wood.

With a stud deal announced recently to stand the entire, Henry Field’s Newgate Farm won the race to stand the first Group One-winning son of Snitzel.

Sizzling is likely to return to racing next season before retiring to the farm to stand alongside their foundation stallion Foxwedge, a Group One-winning son of Fastnet Rock.

“He’s a horse of immense natural ability and he’s a Group One winning two-year-old with a lot of speed in his pedigree so he ticks all the boxes for us,” he said.

The first Group One-winning grandson of Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice, Sizzling’s career to date has seen him record seven wins and four placing’s and over $1.3 million in earnings.

A debut winner by six lengths in the November of his juvenile season, Sizzling then followed this with successive second placed efforts at Listed and Group Three level before and unlucky fourth in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic.

Resuming after a spell on the Gold Coast in the Listed Ken Russell Memorial Classic, Sizzling recorded an amazing four-and-a-half length victory over fellow Snitzel two-year-old Dances On Stars before heading to Doomben to claim the Group Two Champagne Classic over 1200m where he defeated the Darley-owned Lonhro gelding Academus.

Again defeating Academus at his next start, this time in the Group Two Sires’ Produce Stakes over 1400m at Eagle Farm, Sizzling returned to the same track a week later and stepped up to the 1600m for the first time and produced a stunning effort to defeat Kabayan, Academus, Toydini and Ninth Legion in the Group One TJ Smith Stakes.

As a three-year-old Sizzling claimed the Listed Gold Edition Plate before narrow placing’s in the Group Three Vo Rogue Plate and the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas, going on to win the Group Two Queensland Guineas leaving many high class gallopers in his wake including Dances On Stars, Academus, Complicate, Jimando Platinum Kingdom, Saluter and Boban, who has since gone on to dual Group One success in the Epsom Handicap and Emirates Stakes.

While unlucky during his four-year-old campaign, Sizzling ran some very good races and defeated many high-class gallopers including Group One winners Sacred Falls, Sincero, Veyron, Fawkner and Shoot Out.

Now enjoying a length spell at Newgate Farm, all at Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds can’t wait for the return of Sizzling for his next campaign and will be sure to monitor his career as stallion where we are likely to support him with some mares.

Admirelle test positive to Redoute’s Choice
As the dam of Group One-winning Snitzel colt Sizzling, selecting a stallion whose progeny will prove popular when the foal is ready to sell, is often like gazing into a crystal ball…

After having foaled a full-brother to Sizzling in August of this year, the decision was made to send Admirelle, the stakes-placed daughter of General Nediym to Snitzel’s sire; Arrowfield Stud’s Champion stallion Redoute’s Choice.
With the resultant foal being a three-quarter brother to Sizzling, the commercial value of this relation, if put through a yearling sale, will be very good as the progeny of Redoute’s Choice are always a sale ring favourite and it is rare that a yearling by him is not amongst the top-sellers at each sale.

Lightly raced herself, Admirelle was purchased as a yearling by Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds and was sent to the stable of Gai Waterhouse.

Successful in breaking her maiden at her second start by over two lengths, the filly contested the Listed Keith Mackay Quality at her third start, finishing third behind Catechuchu and Heat Of The Fire.
Retiring to stud after a few more starts, Admirelle’s breeding career didn’t get off to the best start, missing in her first year, before her second foal was destroyed after birth, Admirelle’s third date at stud produced the now Group One winner Sizzling.

Her next foal is the three-year-old War Pass filly Trafalgar Miss who has only had a few starts to date for a very good placed effort, while the current two-year-old is a Flying Spur filly named Calamity. Retained to race by Milburn Creek Thoroughbred’s the filly is in the stable of Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes and the reports to date are that she is progressing along extremely well.

Unfortunately missing the following year to Snitzel, Admirelle successfully produce a full-brother to Sizzling in mid-August and the colt is an impressive type who is improving daily.

Now safely in foal to Redoute’s Choice, Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds now waits until this time next year when the three-quarter relation to Sizzling will arrive.

widget_latest_newsDynamic victory at Ballarat

Heading to the races for her fourth career start, three-year-old Sebring filly Dynamic Balance gave nothing else a chance, taking out the Viatek Maiden Plate over 1500m by a length-and-a-half on Sunday at Ballarat, the first day of Spring.

Jumping straight to the lead, the Linda Meech-ridden filly produced a sustained level of stamina, leading throughout to record her maiden victory and indicate that she is a filly of quality.

Bred by Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds and sold through the draft of Evergreen Stud Farm at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale for $35,000 to her trainer Dan O’Sullivan, Dynamic Balance is from the first crop of the current leading second-season sire Sebring and is out of the Group Three-winning Gold Brose mare Demographic, who was also trained throughout her career by O’Sullivan.

Holding a nomination to the Group One Thousand Guineas over a mile in mid-October, Dynamic Balance has indicated that the distance of that race is well within her grasp, and with the way she has improved at each and every run as the distances have increased, she could get further during the Spring.

Dynamic Balance comes from a “special” pedigree, being from the family of the triple Group One winners Special and Bomber Bill, as well as fellow stakes winners Camargue, Specialise, Special Song and Stavka. A sister to the stakes placed Chalonnaise, Demographic is the dam of two winners to date, with her second foal, a Fastnet Rock gelding named Probo Chandroso a winner of four races in Singapore.

Congratulations must go to the connections of Dynamic Balance; J L & Mrs J C Birkett, P J & Mrs N Hollibone, A & Mrs B Young, S F Scally, Ms K M Jeffs, A L Rickard, G J Dickeson, C C & Mrs S E Rundle, S & Mrs J Matthews, Juantia Racing Syndicate (Mgr B Wearmouth) & Emperor Tang Racing No 2 Syndicate (Mgr T Young), on the encouraging performance.

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