Magic Triple Treat for Fastnet Rock’s Eleven Eleven

Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 15

Popular Fastnet Rock gelding Eleven Eleven continued his love affair with the Gold Coast on Saturday, prevailing in one of the closest finishes in Magic Millions history to land the $1 million Magic Millions Cup (1400m).

Eleven Eleven wins the Magic Millions Cup - image Grant Courtney

In edging out Holyfield and Apache Chase in a thrilling four-way photo, he secured back-to-back wins in the race to follow his success in the 2020 edition of the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

Trainer Greg Hickman praised the ride of jockey Hugh Bowman and said he would aim to bring the gelding back for another tilt at the race in 2023.

 


“He went super, he got a super ride,” Hickman said.

“He got shuffled back a little but further back than we wanted but he got out and I couldn’t believe it.

“He has been a special horse, especially to be able to win here three years in a row, it’s special for everybody.

“He’s a gelding so we’ll be trying (to make it four wins).”

 

Eleven Eleven is branded for success with the IKS!

The win took the five-year-old’s career earnings beyond $2.9 million and saw him equal a feat achieved only by Group 1 mare Invincibella, who won three editions of the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares (1300m) at the Gold Coast between 2018 and 2020.

A $230,000 Magic Millions purchase for his trainer from the Edinburgh Park draft, Eleven Eleven was
bred and sold by Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park.

Eleven Eleven is a full brother to stakes-placed War Memorial and three-quarter brother-in-blood to Group II MVRC Stutt Stakes winner Glenfiddich being from well bred import Smokin Alice(USA)..

Covered by Zoustar last spring, Smokin’ Alice has a yearling colt by Trapeze Artist that has been entered for Inglis Easter.

Fastnet Rock has had his usual good sale at Magic Millions this week with seven yearlings sold in the first four sessions at an average $445,714.


 

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Race Result - $1m Magic Millions Cup (Rl) 1400m

Gold Coast Track: Good(3) Time: 1:20.50
1
Eleven Eleven
T: G D Hickman J: J Bowman 58
5g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Smokin' Alice (USA) (Smoke Glacken (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Greg Hickman
2
0.1
Holyfield
T: Annabel Neasham J: Tim Clark 54
4g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Hurtle Myrtle (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
Inglis July (Late) Online Sale $180,000
V:Annabel Neasham Racing
B: Annabel Neasham Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Phoenix T'Breds (II) Ltd/Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
3
0.2
Apache Chase
T: Desleigh Forster J: J Byrne 59
4g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Silken Whisper (USA) (Diesis (GB))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Michael Sherrin
4
0.3
Frosty Rocks
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 54.5
5g Your Song (AUS) x Virtual Velocity (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW
B: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA)/Bjorn Baker Racing
5
1.6
Animate
T: K A Lees J: A Mallyon 54.5
5g Animal Kingdom (USA) x Flowerchild (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $115,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
6
2.1
Sir Rocket
T: Michael Costa J: J R Collett 54
5g Smart Missile (AUS) x Wolfsburg (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Valley View Heights Management Services P/L
7
2.3
Beau Rossa
T: Will Clarken J: Todd Pannell 58.5
4g Unencumbered (AUS) x My Choisir (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $80,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Will Clarken/David Jolly
8
2.6
Axe
T: Michael Costa J: Boris Thornton 54
5g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Exselva (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis March (Late) Online Sale $55,000
V:Michael Costa Racing
B: Jack Bruce Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Manx Park Sutton Forest NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia
9
2.9
Oscar Zulu
T: C J Waller J: K Mc Evoy 54
4g Epaulette (AUS) x Ininthree (NZ) (Generous (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Gilgai Farm Nagambie Vic
B: G & C Pastoral Co Pty Ltd
10
3.1
Ballistic Boy
T: Chris Anderson J: B N Stewart 57
5g Smart Missile (AUS) x Magical Mist (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Aquis Farm Wonglepong Qld
B: DGR Tbreds P/L (FBAA)/Chris Anderson Racing
Inglis Scone Weanling Sale $14,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Dengari Lodge
11
3.3
Sambro
T: C J Waller J: Craig Williams 54
7g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Eau De Joie (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Chris Waller Racing
12
3.5
Aim
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 54.5
4g Star Witness (AUS) x Vintage Strike (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock
13
3.8
Nudge
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 56
5m Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Julinsky Princess (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $380,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Burradoo NSW
B: Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock
14
4.0
Hard Empire
T: A J & T Edmonds J: Ryan Maloney 56.5
8g Hard Spun (USA) x Last Quill (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $11,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds Euroa Vic
B: Charles White
15
4.2
Poetic Charmer
T: P & P Snowden J: Ben Thompson 54
7g Your Song (AUS) x Hoss Amor (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Triple Crown Syndications/Snowden Racing
16
4.7
Kementari
T: James Cummings J: N Rawiller 61
7g Lonhro (AUS) x Yavanna (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
17
4.9
Profit
T: Chris Anderson J: B Prebble 54.5
5g Dundeel (NZ) x Opportunity (NZ) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: DGR Tbreds P/L (FBAA)/Chris Anderson Racing
18
10.4
Edison
T: Bjorn Baker J: C Newitt 54
5g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x A Million Tears (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis January (Late) Online Sale $60,000
V:Bjorn Baker Racing (as agent)
B: Nick Ryan Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $310,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Australia) Ltd
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