Continuing their investment in the Australian breeding industry Phoenix Thoroughbreds have been adding to their interests at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Broodmare Sale.
Stationed with some of the leading stud farms on the continent, the innovative investment fund already owns a sizeable band of mares in Australia with the country’s bloodstock industry viewed by the group as a vital part of their business plan. With this in mind, the Dubai based owners were keen to add further quality to their interests this week and have successfully added to their roster.
In the end Phoenix would come away with two new recruits, both bought on the opening day of the sale. They were topped by Lot 1874 a Group Three winning mare by the name of Ellicazoom offered by Kitchwin Hills. A daughter of prolific sire Testa Rossa she is out of Group One winning mare Ellicorsam, who significantly is also the dam of listed winner El Doute. On the racecourse, Ellicazoom won the Burgess Queen Stakes as well as tasting success at Listed level, additionally she found the placings in a Group One. She has been sent to trainer David Vandyke who will prepare her for a shot at the Group One Tattersalls Tiara before she reports for breeding duties back at Kitchwin Hills.
Phoenix Thoroughbreds were also the successful bidders on Lot 941, a Sebring mare named Sedanzer. Offered by Newgate Consignment, she represents a valuable commodity with her great sire no longer with us while she was a Group Two and Listed winner in an impressive racing career. She hails from a remarkable family with her own dam, Voltdanze, a half-sister to Group One success story Dealer Principle while further winners at the top level, Anamato, Drum and Grand Armee are part of her family tree. She will be sent to be covered by Aclaim at Aquis Farm’s Canungra-base.