$500,000 Wollombi Delivers Immediate Result for Yulong

Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 22

Winner of the Group III VRC The Vanity last season, Wollombi has been consistent without winning since then and was snapped up by Yulong for $500,000 at the recent Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and delivered an immediate result for them when scoring a miraculous  win in the Listed $160,000 Gai Waterhouse Classic (1200m) at Ipswich on Saturday.

Wollombi was offered in the Newgate Consignment at MM National and was bought by Yulong for $500,000.

Transferred from Peter and Paul Snowden to Tony Gollan after the sale, the four year-old Extreme Choice mare was given a trial at Deagon on June 11 to prepare for her return having not raced since last December.

Fresh and primed to fire, Wollombi showed her class when charging home from near last for Vald Duric with a well timed run that saw her reel in her rivals and win by a neck running away.



uo;I thought she mapped really well today. She relished the pressure up front and gave a really good kick to get over the top of them. I'd like to thank Yulong for sending me the horse to train, they purchased her at the recent Magic Millions Broodmare Sale so I'm very fortunate that she made her way into our stable,” said Tony Gollan.

“I'd also like to thank Peter Snowden, who trained her before me, for the advice he gave me on her. We've only had her a few weeks so we're still getting to know her, but I was confident she'd be strong late here today. I'd watched a lot of her replays from down south, so I knew a race like this would really suit her."

"I wasn't sure where I was at with her two weeks ago, because I thought she'd have to make up a bit of ground quickly to be competitive in this race. But the last 10 days she had made it up nicely, so we came here confident and it was great to see her get the job done."

Wollombi was a $200,000 Magic Millions yearling purchase for Snowden Racing.

Wollombi was bred and sold by Kingstar Farm originally fetching $200,000 at Magic Millions when bought by Snowden Racing. She has the tidy record of five wins and six placings from 19 starts with prizemoney topping $400,000.

Wollombi is the first foal of Hazlebrook, a winning half-sister by Hinchinbrook to stakes-winner Everage and has an interesting pedigree featuring double crosses of three champion sires – Danehill, Snippets and Rory’s Jester – within her first four removes which is pretty unusual.

Hazlebrook produced a colt last spring by Extreme Choice’s Group winning son Tiger of Malay and is now back in foal to Extreme Choice.

Wollombi is one of 12 stakes-winners for Extreme Choice, who stands at a fee of $275,000 this spring.





Race Result - Gordon's Gin Gai Waterhouse Classic LR 1200m

Ipswich Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:10.29
- 4m Extreme Choice (AUS) x Hazlebrook (AUS) (Hinchinbrook (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: V Duric 55.5
MM National Broodmare Sale $500,000
Seller: Newgate Consignment, Aberdeen, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Panthalassa Syndicate
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
Seller: Kingstar Farm, Denman, NSW
Buyer: Snowden Racing
- 4m Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Karuta Queen (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: Ryan Maloney 58
Spirit Of Boom
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $475,000
Seller: Strawberry Hill Stud, Mt White, NSW
Buyer: Black Soil Bloodstock/John Foote Bloodstock/Gollan Racing
Party For Two
- 3f Sidestep (AUS) x Ponte Roma (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Tnr: S O'Dea & M Hoysted Rdr: Ms N Beriman 54.5
Grey River
- 4m Al Maher (AUS) x Grey Cheval (AUS) (Husson Lightning (AUS))
Tnr: Jon O'Connor Rdr: Justin Huxtable 58
Black On Beauty
- 5m Zoustar (AUS) x Fools Gold (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: Damien Thornton 53
Midnight In Tokyo
- 4m Kobayashi (AUS) x Orabelle (AUS) (Casino Prince (AUS))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: Martin Harley 57.5
Typhoon Taavi
- 5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x My Amelia (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: Angela Jones 54.5
Lady Of Luxury
- 6m Criterion (NZ) x Miss Beauty World (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
Tnr: Bjorn Baker Rdr: Bailey Wheeler 54.5
Crazy Train
- 6m Bull Point (AUS) x Crazy Idea (AUS) (Henny Hughes (USA))
Tnr: M J Dunn Rdr: Ron Stewart 53
Burning Bell
- 5m Bel Esprit (AUS) x Flamenco (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Tnr: A J Edmonds Rdr: J Byrne 54
Blue Spinel
- 4m Hellbent (AUS) x Plenty To Like (AUS) (Ilovethiscity (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: M R Du Plessis 53
Eagle Nest
- 4m Shalaa (IRE) x Rough Ride (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Tnr: G Ryan & S Alexiou Rdr: M Rodd 58.5
- 4m Capitalist (AUS) x Bibby (USA) (Stormy Atlantic (USA))
Tnr: J A O'Shea Rdr: R Dolan 53
Sneaky Paige
- 5m Deep Field (AUS) x Manandro Girl (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tnr: Brad Widdup Rdr: Cejay Graham 57
You'll Be Mist
- 5m Headwater (AUS) x Dalnabec (AUS) (Arena (AUS))
Tnr: D J Hansen Rdr: Jake Bayliss 58
Jaja Chaboogie
- 7m Your Song (AUS) x Jaja (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Tnr: J L Keys Rdr: M Cahill 57
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