Korean Derby winner from Magic Millions mare

Gwangyajeil gave Korean owner – breeder Lim Sang Yoon his biggest success in Sunday’s Korean Derby (1800m) in Seoul.

Gwangyajeil (3c Vicar – Hurricane Havoc by Jade Robbery) won the US$500,000 classic in front a massive crowd of over 50,000.  He scored by more than two lengths from Useung Touch (Menifee) and Singgeureounachim (Exploit).

The winner is out of Australian bred Jade Robbery mare Hurricane Havoc.  

Magic Millions Director of Sales David Chester was on course for Korea’s richest and most prestigious race.  “Gwangyajeil’s dam was sold to Mr Lim at the 2006 Magic Millions National broodmare sale,” Chester said.  “She was offered by Baramul Stud and cost $5,500.

“Mr Lim has been a regular at Magic Millions sales over the years and there will be a contingent of Korean buyers heading to the Gold Coast for this year’s National Yearling Sale.”

Gwangyajeil is a son of Florida Derby winner Vicar who is based at the KRA National Stud on Jeju Island.  He stands alongside Officer, Peace Rules, Exploit, Commendable, Volponi, Menifee, Forest Camp, Pico Central, Hawk Wing, and One Cool Cat.