Record priced yearling gets first stakes win

Breednet - Monday April 2
A fortuitous piece of timing saw this horse produce a stunning sale ring result as the highest priced yearling ever sold at Session Two of Easter, the highest price by his sire, more than triple the second highest, and on Sunday he won his first stakes race.

Aramco as a yearlingThe horse in question is Aramco, who scored his sixth win, and first stakes win in Gr.3 Rocket Man Sprint in Singapore on Sunday.

By Magic Albert, he was set to be offered as lot 523 at Session Two of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in 2014 when, as luck would have it for his vendors Fairview Park Stud at Grose Wold, a few weeks beforehand his year older half-sister Mossfun won the Golden Slipper.

Always a fillip for any sort of relation, it was a result that saw Aramco sell for $750,000 to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, setting a record for Session Two that remains today and also for Magic Albert, who's previous top seller had been $240,000.

Starting his career in the Team Hawkes stable under the name Mawahibb, he showed promise winning at Moonee Valley as a two-year-old and finishing fourth in the Canonbury Stakes LR, then was sent to Singapore in 2016 where he has so far won five races.

He becomes the second stakes winner for his dam Eye For Fun (by Snitzel) who unfortunately missed three out four seasons since leaving Aramco but has a yearling by I Am Invincible, which is due to be offered as Lot 120 at next week's Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, and a foal by Shooting To Win last season.

She was sent to Pierro last season.

He is the 24th stakes winner for the evergreen Magic Albert who stands at the Lamont family's Kooringal Stud at Wagga Wagga.
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