Smart Yao Dash Wins MM Rising Stars

Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 9

Fourth in the Group I ATC Golden Rose as a three year-old, Yao Dash has always shown well above average ability and confirmed that with a dominant win in the $244,000 Magic Millions Rising Stars Class 4 (1300m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday putting the spotlight on his half-sister to be offered at Magic Millions.

A four year-old gelding by Smart Missile, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Yao Dash was second at his previous start in the Wyong Magic Millions Stakes to Eleven Eleven and franked the form of that horse by bolting clear to win by two lengths.


Yao Dash was a modest $90,000 Magic Millions purchase for Dynamic Syndications from the Newhaven Park draft and has given his owners a great result winning three of nine starts and earning over $345,000 in prizemoney.

Yao Dash was bred by Newhaven Park and is the first winner for imported Rahy mare Rahy Storm (USA), who was a metropolitan winner in Australia and is closely related to US Group II winner Rahy’s Appeal.

Newhaven Park will offer the current yearling from Rahy Storm, a filly by Spirit of Boom as Lot 680 at Magic Millions.

Lot 680 is a half-sister by Spirit of Boom to Yao Dash.

Yao Dash looks a bright prospect for future stakes success for Smart Missile, who stands at Twin Hills Stud and has 14 entries for Magic Millions.



Race Result - Magic Millions Rising Stars-C4 1300m

Gold Coast Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:16.47
Yao Dash
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: N Rawiller 56
4g Smart Missile (AUS) x Rahy Storm (USA) (Rahy (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Dynamic Syndications
T: A J & T Edmonds J: R Fradd 57.5
4g Rubick (AUS) x Mining Tycoon (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Edmonds Racing P/L
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: M Cahill 54.5
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Bourgogne (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
The Astrologist
T: L & T Corstens J: Craig Williams 59
4g Zoustar (AUS) x Aquada (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Goodwood Farm Murrurundi NSW
B: Bennett Racing/McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
Love Express
T: G R Duncan J: B N Stewart 57.5
4g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Nett (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Sun Stud Kerrie Vic
B: Kevin & Margaret Capra
Thunder Mania
T: J G Symons & S Laxon J: Ron Stewart 56
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Imana (AUS) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $85,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Michael Kirby
T: Kacy Fogden J: M R Du Plessis 56
4g Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Fashion (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $460,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Aquis Farms/Gai Waterhouse Racing
Shooting For Gold
T: S O'Dea & M Hoysted J: L Currie 57.5
3g Shooting To Win (AUS) x Amber's Crown (AUS) (Excites (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 2 $8,000
V:G Rapisarda Ayr Qld
B: Peter Sellers
Deep Speed
T: T & C McEvoy J: A Mallyon 54.5
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Fast 'n' Witty (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Glastonbury Farms Scone NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $46,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Glastonbury Farm
Rich Devil
T: Michael Costa J: Jag Guthmann-Chester 55
3g Rich Enuff (AUS) x Devil Inside (AUS) (Langfuhr (CAN))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $67,500
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: New Breed Racing/Michael Costa
T: T J Gollan J: Ryan Maloney 59
4g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Percussive (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
T: Chris Munce J: B El-Issa 57.5
4g Show A Heart (AUS) x Art Gallery (AUS) (Marju (IRE))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Wyalla Thoroughbreds Westbrook Qld
B: Munce Racing
Dynamic Thinker
T: L D Kelly J: Travis Wolfgram 59
4g So You Think (NZ) x Zefta (AUS) (Zeditave (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Les Kelly
Fast Thinker
T: L D Kelly J: Ben Thompson 57.5
4g So You Think (NZ) x Up And Up (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Les Kelly
More Reading...
Rising star Ayrton another gun Cataldo recruit
Promising three-year-old Ayrton is one of the talk horses of Australian racing, with an unblemished three from three record.
2021 HTBA Employee Of The Year Awards
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.  When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
2021 HTBA Murray Bain Service To Industry Award Recipient – Dr John Freestone
The Murray Bain Service to Industry Award honours the outstanding achievements of those in our industry who champion exceptional service to industry and hands-on best practice. This year’s Murray Bain Service to Industry Award is presented to the irreplaceable, Dr John Freestone BVSc, DACVIM (LAIM), FRCVS, MACVSc.
Another Coolmore Classic Contender by Deep Impact
Coolmore have already enjoyed success at the highest level through the use of the late Deep Impact, notably through dual Group I winner Saxon Warrior (Jpn), and they look to have another elite performer by the Japanese champion sire in Snowfall, who won the Group III Musidora Stakes (1m 2 and 1/2f) at York overnight.
Best On Breeding
With 18 stakes races around Australia on Saturday, we are hardly limping towards the back end of the season.
Most Expensive Mares – Are They Worth the Money
The impending sale of champion mares Melody Belle and Arcadia Queen and where they may fit in the list of Australia’s most expensive mares sold at public auction got us thinking about the others on the list and where are they now?
O'Shea Chasing More Stakes Success with Kiwi Breds
Lost And Running will get his first opportunity at stakes level on Saturday when he contests the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill.
Fourth Debut Winner for Caravaggio
Australian yearling buyers will have a final opportunity to purchase the progeny of exciting young sire Caravaggio (USA) at the upcoming Magic Millions National Yearling Sale where he has 10 youngsters catalogued.
Australian Royal Family Produces TDN Rising Star
John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds have bred their share of great horses ranging from Golden Slipper winner Vancouver to world champion racehorse Winx and now they have bred a TDN Rising Star in North America with an impressive Belmont victory for exciting three year-old filly In Italian.
Juvenile Trial Watch – Rosehill
There were five heats for juveniles at Rosehill on Tuesday morning with some big margin winners including a filly by Zoustar and a colt by Deep Field.