One to Watch – Murray Bridge

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday September 30

He’s taken a little while to come to hand, but the half-brother to Champion 3YO Filly Sunlight showed potential when bolting clear to win as he pleased at Murray Bridge on Wednesday.

Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy as was his half-sister Sunlight, three year-old Sebring colt Halogen could manage only fourth when resuming from a spell on September 9, but was a different horse today.

He warmed to his task over the concluding stages to take the 1200m maiden by three and three-quarter lengths at his third start.

A $650,000 Inglis Easter purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing from the Widden Stud draft, Halogen runs for a big syndicate that includes Qatar Bloodstock, Seymour Bloodstock, Telemon Stud and Widden Stud among others.

Halogen as a yearling

Halogen is a full brother to Group III placed Sheikha and half-brother to $6.5million earning triple Group I winner Sunlight and Group III winner Sisstar being the fifth winner from stellar producer Solar Charged.

Widden Stud sold a Zoustar colt from Solar Charged at Inglis Easter this year for $1.1million to Hawkes Racing and he has been named Dio.

Solar Charged had no foal last year, but recently produced another stunning colt foal by Zoustar.

Born at Widden Stud on September 3 is this Zoustar colt from Solar Charged

This family has been making headlines for all the right reasons this year with Sunlight selling for $4.2 million at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale to Tom Magnier.



Race Result - For Ken & Fay Kempe Mdn Plate 1200m

Murray Bridge Gh Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:11.56
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Vorster 56
3c Sebring (AUS) x Solar Charged (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $650,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing
T: P Stokes J: Jake Toeroek 56
3g Choisir (AUS) x Hidden Message (NZ) (Pentire (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Phillip Stokes/Worldwide Bloodstock
Celtic Valour
T: P F Blanch J: D Tourneur 56
3g Dedline (AUS) x Courage Tattoo (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 2 $15,000
V:Rosden Park Wellington SA
B: Peter Blanch
Shadow Boom
T: P Stokes J: Kayla Crowther 54
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Testalimit (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Glastonbury Farms Scone NSW
B: Phillip Stokes/Worldwide Bloodstock
MM National Weanling Sale $95,000
V:Sefton Park Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Bill Andrews
Freddy The Eagle
T: D R Jolly J: Todd Pannell 56
3g Free Eagle (IRE) x Saturday Rose (AUS) (Blevic (AUS))
T: M J Seyers J: Jacob Opperman 54
4m Brazen Beau (AUS) x Bowerbird (AUS) (Catbird (AUS))
Lyrickin's Dream
T: Grant Kluske J: Desiree Stra 53
5m Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Pipkin (AUS) (Gallo Di Ferro (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Balcrest Stud Balhannah SA
B: Grant Kluske
T: Candy Michaelis J: K H Zechner 56
3g Poet's Voice (GB) x Suite Academy (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $7,000
V:Oakwood Farm Haigslea Qld
B: Tom Button
Red Roof
T: Kristi Evans J: J Potter 54
3f Americain (USA) x Strawberry Bel (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
T: Michael Vassallo J: M Vassallo 56
5m Jakkalberry (IRE) x Brown Bella (NZ) (One Cool Cat (USA))
Regal Triumph
T: S Burford J: Eran Boyd 56
3g Casino Prince (AUS) x Get Around (AUS) (Xaar (GB))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $21,000
V:Mount Brown International Euroa Vic
B: Burford Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $20,000
V:Burke Bloodstock Martindale NSW
B: Mount Brown International
Miss Con Delago
T: J R Croucher J: Scarlet So 53
4m Delago Deluxe (AUS) x Conceive (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
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