Hudson Conway sell city winners at Magic Millions National Racehorse Sale

City winners are included in a draft of 24 to be sold by the Hudson Conway Racing team at the Magic Millions National Racehorse Sale at the Gold Coast next Wednesday, June 8.

The draft includes proven city winners Martial Law, Resetable, Rundle and Tintern.  Grand Ducal, a Group Three winner at The Curragh and a last-start fifth at Flemington, also will go under the hammer.

Tintern won three races at Sandown and also won at Flemington; Martial Law won at Sandown before finishing second at Flemington on May 7 (and he twice won in Listed grade in Europe); Rundle is a Flemington winner while Resetable recently won at Sandown.

Ingleby (by Redoute’s Choice from Hill Of Grace) also is to be sold. Ingleby was bought by Mr Lloyd Williams for $850,000 and is now a four-year-old.  The draft includes lightly-raced and promising gallopers by stallions that include Zabeel, Galileo, Encosta de Lago, Reset, Danehill Dancer and Redoute’s Choice.

Mr Nick Williams said all horses would be sold without reserve.

He said most of the racehorses were bought for between $200,000 and $400,000 as yearlings. He said there was a massive saving for buyers who would avoid the expense of first-year costs of breaking-in fees, training fees and other costs that would total between $40,000 and $60,000.

Mr Lloyd Williams has a simplistic attitude to culling his big team. Any horse he doubted would measure up to Group One standard is sold to make way for new purchases.  

His judgment was astray when he sold Subscribe who, with a name change to Vengeance Of Rain, became the champion racehorse of Hong Kong with stake-earnings of more than $HK75 million.

Magic Millions Bloodstock Manager Paul Knight said buyers from past Williams family drafts on the Gold Coast had enjoyed great success in recent years.

“At the most recent dispersal in January the recent winners Hampden, Brampton and Leading were all sold through the Hudson Conway draft,” he said. “Others including Hume and Strumming are recent Gold Coast graduates as well,” he added. “Buyers know there is plenty of upside with a horse from the draft each year.”

Hume was sold for $22,000 and earned for his new connections almost $300,000 and Group 3 success in the Tattersall’s Cup. Only last week the value of buying from the Williams family’s Hudson Conway Racing draft was emphasised when two graduates won within minutes of each other.

Hampden, who was sold in January at the Gold Coast for $36,000, had an effortless win at the Sunshine Coast at his first start for new trainer Darryl Hansen. Minutes later Strumming, sold for $67,000 at the Gold Coast in 2009, won at Canterbury – his third win for trainer Gerald Ryan and connections.

Mr Nick Williams said it was pleasing that so many winners had come through the Hudson Conway Racing sale. “Almost all of our horses are ready to race, so in many cases the returns have arrived within weeks for new connections,” he said.

Here is a brief summary of the Hudson Conway Racing draft to be sold at the Magic Millions National Racehorse Sale at the Gold Coast on June 8:

Lot 2312 – Provincial (Galileo-Songs of Vienna)
2: 0-0-0, $500. Raced twice – unlucky on both occasions.

Lot 2316 – Remodel (Reset-Even)
Unraced two-year-old. Full brother to Wears Red Feathers. Family of Russian Caravan, Fravashi etc.

Lot 2318 – Resetable (Zabeel-Assertiveness)
4: 2-0-0, $28,188. Winner at Geelong over 1300 metres. Sandown winner at last start over 1500 metres. Less than 2.5 lengths from winner over 1700 metres at Flemington on May 21.

Lot 2322- Rundle (Galileo-Ain’t Misbehavin’)
8: 3-0-0, $86,030. Winner at Terang, Echuca and Flemington last year. Last raced on April 9.

Lot 2337 – Terms (Duelled-Tajrebah)
3: 0-0-0, $500. Unplaced in three Victorian runs. Last raced April 17 over 1300 metres.

Lot 2340 – Tintern (Pins-Annie Daly)
10: 5-1-1, $153,942. Winner at Sandown (three times), Flemington and Geelong and placed at Moonee Valley. Last raced in May after lay off.

Lot 2341 – Traded (Galileo-Crystalline)
Unraced three-year-old. From a winning Zabeel sister to Bettws and blood sister to Warm Smytzer.

Lot 2348 – Union (Reset-Love from Above)
Unraced three-year-old gelding. Half brother to eight time winner Blackstone Rose. From a half sister to Inspire.

Lot 2352 – Weighted (Encosta de Lago-Cannsea)
8: 2-2-1, $39,215. Third in listed VRC St Leger two runs back. Raced in G1 company last time. Winner at Terang over 1600 metres.

Lot 2353 – Whitewood (Galileo-Night Rule)
Unraced three-year-old. Half brother to group performer, Shirl Pegasus. From a stakes performed Shirley Heights’ mare.

Lot 2360 – Baden (Encosta de Lago-Tremone Bay)
2: 0-0-0, $600. Unplaced at Sandown and Cranbourne in two runs.

Lot 2372 – Cornish (Danehill Dancer-Ahdaab)
18: 1-1-2, $206,943. Fourth in Racing Post Trophy at Group One level and winner at 1400m in UK. Placed in Adelaide three runs back.

Lot 2376 – Cutler (Galileo-My Eagle)
Unraced three-year-old. Half brother to two international winners. From a city winning Danehill mare.

Lot 2379 – Devon (Galileo-Danilova)
3: 0-0-0, $750. Unlucky in three unplaced runs to date. Looking for more ground – made ground each run.

Lot 2384 – External (Galileo-Out of Egypt)
4: 1-1-1, $19,275. Odds-on winner at Sale. Placed at Caulfield behind Frenetica and Turnitup two runs back.

Lot 2386 – Firming (Galileo-Kailey Princess)
Unraced three-year-old. Half brother to stakes performers Prosperous Bid and Canny Princess and the dam of Group One winner Herculian Prince.

Lot 2391 – Grand Ducal (Danehill Dancer-Mood Swings)
14: 2-1-1, $218,919. Group Three winner at the Curragh. Ran in the “Arc” behind Sea the Stars. Fifth at Flemington on May 7 then fourth over 3200 metres at Flemington on May 21.

Lot 2395 – I’m Imposing (Danehill Dancer-On Fair Stage)
12: 3-3-0, $112,615. Winner at Caulfield in Aussie debut. Won twice in Europe. Last raced on April 25 at Flemington. Sixth in Blamey Stakes.

Lot 2397 – Ingleby (Redoute’s Choice-Hill of Grace)
5: 0-0-1, $4,700. Cost $850,000 as yearling. Ran in Stakes race on debut. Placed at Ballarat two runs back over 1600 metres.

Lot 2398 – Institute (Zabeel-Silk Slipper)
1: 1-0-0, $8775. Winner on debut at Bendigo on May 19over 1600 metres. From a half sister to Hurricane Sky and Umatilla. Brother to Napier.

Lot 2401 – Kerford (Galileo-Celtic Reign)
4: 0-0-0, $1425. Fourth at Geelong on debut and then fifth at Seymour over 1600 metres. Two unplaced runs in May.

Lot 2408 – Martial Law (Galileo-Tree Tops)
16: 3-2-3, $138,464. Second at Flemington on May 7. Winner at Sandown at previous run. Won twice and was fourth in two listed races in Europe.

Supplementary sale (two-year-olds)

Lot 2422 – Compelled (Elvstroem-Mont Fay)
1:0-0-0, $250. Running on sixth in 1200m 2YO maiden at Geelong on debut on May 20.

Lot 2424 – Coppin (Elvstroem-Quick Pik)
1:0-0-0,$250.  Began awkwardly at only start when eighth in 1200m 2YO maiden  at Geelong on May 20.

Lot 2423 – Requirement (Al Maher-Deponere)
1: 0-0-0.$250. This colt’s only start was seventh in 2YO maiden at Geelong on May 20.