One to Watch – Mornington

Tara Madgwick - Monday May 13

The Magic Millions National Weanling Sale is just two weeks way and one of the top lots at the 2021 sale made a winning debut at Mornington on Monday.

Mariota wins on debut at Mornington - image Scott Barbour/ Racing Photos

A $600,000 Magic Millions Weanling purchase from Segenhoe Stud for Rosemont Stud/Bahen Bloodstock, Fastnet Rock gelding Mariota scored by three-quarters of a length at his first run in the 1500m maiden.


Trained by Matt Laurie and ridden by Jamie Mott, he was sent out favourite and repaid connections for their patience.

“It’s been a long time coming as he’s had a few issues to overcome, an eye issue actually which put him out for a while and he’s probably lucky to be here,” revealed Matt Laurie.

“We had to geld him, he was a bit of a painful colt, so it’s good to get him to a race. He responded well under pressure and will be better for the outing. I think he will be a nice horse when he gets out over ground.”

Mariota is the first foal of multiple Group winning mare Oregon‘s Day, a half-sister to Group II winner Talent Show and stakes-winner Oregon Spirit from Group III winner Oregon Seal.

Oregon’s Day was also offered at the 2021 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale where she sold for $1million to Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA)/Segenhoe Stud.

Segenhoe sold an I Am Invincible yearling filly from her at Inglis Easter this year for $525,000 to Toking / Stephen Gray Racing / Wattle Bloodstock and she is in foal to Snitzel after missing the previous year.



Race Result - The Big Screen Company Mdn Plate 1500m

Mornington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:33.61
- 3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Oregon's Day (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
Tnr: M M Laurie Rdr: J Mott 59.5
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $600,000
Seller: Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Rosemont Stud/Bahen Bloodstock
Highland Mirage
- 4g Highland Reel (IRE) x Rocka Mirage (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: S P Nichols Rdr: Lauren Burke 56.5
Rich Curves
- 3f Rich Enuff (AUS) x She's Curvaceous (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Tnr: David & Coral Feek Rdr: Neil Farley 57.5
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $100,000
Seller: Little Hills Pastoral Co (Dr G S & Mrs C E Tucker), Yorketown, SA
Buyer: John Foote Bloodstock (FBAA)/Feek Racing
Beurre Rouge
- 3f Russian Revolution (AUS) x Butters (USA) (El Prado (IRE))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: M Michel 57.5
Piercing Threw
- 4g Pierro (AUS) x Heriz (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: Rory Hunter Rdr: P Gatt 59.5
Raw Deel
- 3g Dundeel (NZ) x Amorphous (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: T Busuttin & N Young Rdr: J Noonan 59.5
Sir Packets
- 3g Encryption (AUS) x Epsilon (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Tnr: Michael Huglin Rdr: D W Stackhouse 59.5
Annoy'en One
- 6g Star Witness (AUS) x Oh Barbie (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tnr: Brooke Verwey-Mitchell Rdr: C Newitt 59.5
Midnight Loot
- 9g Bushranger (IRE) x Lisas Lago (AUS) (Lago Delight (AUS))
Tnr: Peter Ioannou Rdr: R T Tremsal 59.5
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