Stromberg Carlson quartet at Magic Millions HIT Sale

Australian owners and trainers won’t be the only ones bidding on the Stromberg Carlsons catalogued for the Magic Millions HIT Sale at the Gold Coast on October 27 and 28.

Stromberg Carlson (Redoute’s Choice) has sired 26 winners of 41 races in his first two crops and, apart from his Australian based winners, the Raheen Stud resident has been earning rave reviews with his gallopers based in Singapore and South Korea.

SUPER VELOCITY (4g Stromberg Carlson – Genet by Yeats) won on debut in Singapore and he doubled up at Kranji on September 19.  He is trained by Stephen Gray for the Amigo Stable and was a $34,000 buy from the Raheen Stud draft at the 2008 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale.

“I reckon Super Velocity has a future as a fast stayer,” Gray predicted after his gelding won over 2200m last month.  “He reminds me of Imperial Green who has won five races for me and has been G2 placed in the G2 Queen Elizabeth Cup.”

Stromberg Carlson has been represented by five individual winners of 10 races in South Korea and they have earned the equivalent of AUD 361,400.  The five winners and their purchase prices are as follows;

BULMYEOL HWASIN (3c Stromberg Carlson – Luminous Liaison by Marauding) was a $20,000 buy at the 2008 Magic Millions HIT Sale from BDT Racing.

SAEYEONGUNG (4c Stromberg Carlson – Summer Air by Raise a Stanza) cost $25,000 at the 2008 Magic Millions HIT Sale out of the Iolanthe Farm consignment.

VIVA STORM (3c Stromberg Carlson – Lauren’s Charm by Knowledge) changed hands for just $10,000 when offered by Raheen Stud at the 2009 Magic Millions QTIS yearling sale.

WINNING MAN (4c Stromberg Carlson – Elantari by Zabeel) was foaled in Korea after his dam was sold to the South Korean National Stud for $20,000 at the 2006 Magic Millions National Sale.

YEOKPOONG GANGJA (4f Stromberg Carlson – Jessie’s Journey by Crown Jester) was a bargain $8,000 buy from the Raheen Stud consignment at the 2008 Magic Millions National Sale.

Magic Millions Director David Chester is just back from South Korea promoting the 2010 Magic Millions HIT Sale later this month.  While in Busan, he saw Viva Storm make it three wins from seven starts in a Class 3 event over 1300m.

“Viva Storm was purchased by well respected KRA buyer Lee Myung Gul,” Chester reported.  “Lee has been a regular visitor to the Gold Coast for many years and is very much looking forward to this year’s sale.

A Korean party of 30, led by Magic Millions agent Yoo Jae-Hyung, will attend this month’s Horses in Training Sale.  They will be joined by buyers from Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

The Stromberg Carlson exports have more than paid their way and the 10 lots he has catalogued for the HIT Sale will be popular with off-shore buyers.

Raheen Stud’s Basil Nolan jnr is prepping four Stromberg Carlson colts for the Magic Millions HIT Sale and he reports they all trialled with plenty in hand at the recent breeze-ups.

Lot 117 (x Threadneedle by Famous Star).  Dam is a NZ bred stakes winner.  She has already foal 7 winners including Dodgem who was beaten a long-head in the G2 Grand Prix at Eagle Farm.

Lot 136 (x  Victory Bleu by Zeditave).  Bred for speed being from a winning half-sister to brilliant filly I Got Chills.  The Lindsay Park flyer won Listed races at Flemington and Moonee Valley and was pre-post favourite for the 2007 Golden Slipper before going amiss.

Lot 309 (x Jessie’s Journey by Crown Jester).  Half-brother to five winners and a full-brother to South Korean winner Yeokpoong Gangja.  Closely related to G1 STC Ranvet Stakes winner Arkady.

Lot 324 (x Lady Of Jewels by Danzero).  First foal of a mare who was placed at Cranbourne on debut in a career curtailed by injury.  From the immediate family of Group winning fillies Exclusive Halo and Miss Jugah.