The 2017 Magic
Millions March Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast on March 20 and 21 offers a
treasure trove of talent and features 29 entries by Queensland's leading young
sire Love Conquers All.
Magic Millions in March is renowned for producing its share of good horses with
$7million earner Buffering the obvious standout and his sire Mossman is also
the sire of Love Conquers All.
A top class Group II winner with multiple Group I placings, Love Conquers All
has been well supported at Sun Stud since his retirement in 2012.
He achieved early success finishing second to Smart Missile on the Australian
First Season Sires List last year and has powered on this season to post his
Superstar jockey Joao Moreira teamed up with former top Victorian trainer John
Meagher to win the Group II MRC Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield
with exciting filly Savanna Amour.
Meagher was a leading trainer in Singapore where Moreira was rewriting the
record books before his move to Hong Kong. He then returned to Australia to set
up a training business with son Chris in Queensland.
A $100,000 purchase by Ontrack Thoroughbreds at the 2015 Inglis Classic
Yearling sale, Savanna Amour was third in the Group III MRC Kevin Hayes Stakes
at her second run in Melbourne and then did best in a thrilling finish to take
the Group II assignment by a short half head in a driving finish.
"She's very good and I'm happy to be putting on these colours and win
again for these connections," said Moreira, who won the Group I VRC
Newmarket Handicap for OnTrack Thoroughbreds aboard Brazen Beau.
Meagher said it was great to get some black-type with the Queensland filly.
"She's a really decent filly, only lightly raced," Meagher said.
"Thank goodness Grant (Morgan of Ontrack Thoroughbreds) has given us great
support, he has a good eye for a horse and is a decent bloke so it's a great
A great advertisement for her sire, Savanna Amour has the overall record of
three wins and two thirds from eight starts with earnings of $244,500.
Another three-year-old filly with an Autumn stakes agenda is the Scott Morrisey
trained, Perilous Love.
A bargain $9,000 purchase from the 2015 edition of the Magic Millions March
Yearling Sale, Perilous Love demolished a large fieldby five and a
quarter lengths in the Hiflow Industries High Fives! QTIS 3YO Handicap (2030m)
at Doomben on March 11.
With three wins from her last four starts, Scott Morrisey now has his sights
firmly set on the $1,000,000 Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) on April 8.
"It’s a family we know well. Her dam is a half-sister to Pembleton (a high
class Group 2 winner for the Morriseys) and there’s a bit of stamina there,”
Second dam Royal Aria won up to 2000m and the pedigree contains Group 1 Vinery
(2000m) winner Mirjulisa Lass and Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) winner
Currently Queensland’s leading second crop sire, Love Conquers All’s success
has come from small crops of just 58 and 59 live foals.
However, in his third season Love Conquers All covered 182 mares and in his
fourth 184, so whatever success he has achieved so far is set to blossom
further as these larger crops hit the track.
Click here to see his draft for the Magic Millions March Yearling Sale