$1.8million for Mariamia - $18,000 Yearling Now a Sale Ring Star

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday May 29

She won the Group I ATC The Galaxy (1100m) last year and lightning fast Toronado (IRE) mare Mariamia was back in the spotlight at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on Wednesday when selling for $1.8million.

G1 winning Toronado (IRE) mare Mariamia sold for $1.8million.

Bred by Adam Sangster, Mariamia came from humble beginnings making just $18,000 for Swettenham Stud at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 in 2018 before earning her stripes on the track during her early years in Victoria with Shane Stockdale when she showed the promise of better to come.

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Newhaven Park bought the mare through Inglis Digital in March of 2022 for $335,000 and sent her to Joe Pride which proved a master stroke.

Mariamia made rapid progress for her new trainer working through the grades to win the Group II ATC Expressway Stakes beating Group I winner Golden Mile and then scored her career defining win in the Galaxy.

Mariamia was a G2 star for Newhaven Park - image Steve Hart

Retired to stud at the end of last season, Newhaven Park sent her to I Am Invincible and offered Mariamia in foal to the champion sire on an early service date at the Gold Coast with Zhijun Zhao the purchaser at $1.8million, so she will join the stampede of top class mares headed to Yulong in Victoria.

 

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