Expensive Al Maher Filly Looks the Goods

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 2

Astute Victorian bloodstock agent Sheamus Mills does know how to find a nice filly and his decision to purchase the most expensive filly by Al Maher sold in 2019 looks like a good one as she won by five lengths at Sandown on Wednesday.

Arabain Hussey wins at Sandown - image Pat Scala Racing Photos

Trained by Caroline Jennings, Arabian Hussey made it two wins from four starts when she opened up to win as she pleased in the 1400m Benchmark 64 event.


“She just blew them away today, she might be special,” said winning rider Arron Lynch.

“She was strong right through the line, there was still plenty underneath me.”

A $190,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Edinglassie Stud draft for owner James Kennedy and Sheamus Mills Bstock (FBAA), Arabian Hussey is a half-sister to stakes-winner Kobayashi and is the third winner from three foals to race from Woodstock Hussey.

Edinglassie will present the current yearling from Woodstock Hussey, a colt by Epaulette, at Magic Millions as Lot 955.

Arabian Hussey’s sire Al Maher is standing in Victoria these days at the Independent Stallions at a fee of $8,800.

An under-rated sire that can always get a good horse, Al Maher has left 35 stakes-winners including three Group I winners, so it will be no surprise if Arabian Hussey adds to that list.



Race Result - The Big Screen Company (Bm64) 1400m

Sandown-Hillside Track: Good(3) Time: 1:24.06
Arabian Hussey
T: Caroline Jennings J: A Lynch 59
3f Al Maher (AUS) x Woodstock Hussey (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $190,000
V:Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW
B: James Kennedy/Sheamus Mills Bstock (FBAA)
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: Matthew Cartwright 59
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Chi (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Mona Dream
T: Archie Alexander J: Declan Bates 59.5
3f Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Dreamalittledream (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $32,500
V:Oaklands Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Bennett Racing/Alexander Racing
Sea Princess
T: A & S Freedman J: Jamie Kah 59
3f Sebring (AUS) x Epona Princess (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: ATB/CB Bloodstock
Luna Chara
T: R G Symons J: Patrick Moloney 58
3f Skilled (AUS) x Livid (AUS) (Luskin Star (AUS))
T: M M Laurie J: Craig Williams 59.5
3f Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Arrival (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $100,000
V:Goldin Farms Angaston SA
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd
T: G A Osborne J: John Allen 58.5
3f Nostradamus (AUS) x Elleandee (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $16,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: George Osborne / Langdon Thoroughbreds
Free Flying Star
T: John McArdle J: L Nolen 58.5
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Asylum Seeker (SAF) (Count Dubois (GB))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $190,000
V:Grenville Stud Whitemore Tas
B: Redgum Racing/CB Bloodstock
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