Best On Breeding

Mark Smith - Thursday January 4

The Anthony Cummings-trained Golden Millennium won just one race in a 10-start career, the 2010 Listed Keith Mackay Quality at Randwick as a $61 chance, but it did earn her the honour of becoming the first Australian stakes winner for Dubawi (IRE).

A homebred for the Mackay family, Golden Millennium (pictured ) failed to make her modest $15,000 reserve at the 2009 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

She was the fourth and final foal of Manyara, a daughter of Danehill’s brother Eagle Eyed, who was a half-sister to Group II STC Canterbury Stakes winner and Group 1 ATC The Galaxy runner-up Miss Kariba (Lunchtime) and Listed Supersnack (Lunchtime).

It’s a family that continues to churn out stakes winners like, Speedy Belle, Whoever, Speedy Natalie, Sweet And Speedy and Silverstream.

Two of the first three foals out of Golden Millennium were purchased by the Maktoums. A Street Cry (IRE) filly purchased by Darley for $160,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and a gorgeous looking Sebring filly (pictured ) purchased by Shadwell for $375,000 out of the Sledmere Stud draft at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Sale.

The Street Cry filly did not race but the Sebring filly named Futooh debuted at Warwick Farm on December 23 for Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig with a promising fourth, beaten just over a length by the winner Condemned.

Brenton Avdulla made plenty of use of her that day after drifting back to last and circling the field and may find himself in a similar predicament on Saturday after Futooh drew barrier 11 in the TAB Handicap over 1200 metres.

There is plenty to look forward to from Golden Millennium.

She has a yearling filly by Shooting To Win and foaled a filly by Sebring on September 9 before being covered by Sebring’s champion son Dissident.

Sebring is coming off another busy season at Widden Stud, covering 197 mares at a fee of $66,000.

Horse Of The Year Dissident has his first yearlings on offer this year and obviously, breeders have liked what they see. He covered 195 mares in his third season.

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