Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 9
Two serious Group I spring classic contenders for this value Victorian sire have made him a highly desirable option for budget conscious breeders seeking an outcross sire that works.

El Dorado DreamingWinner of the Group I ATC Randwick Guineas, Magic Albert's high class son Ilovethiscity has had only limited opportunity since retiring to stud, but his three small crops to race have achieved outstanding success with 33 winners from 56 runners giving him 58% winners to runners.

Even better is the fact 10 of those winners are metropolitan winners and three of them are stakes horses headed by his outstanding filly El Dorado Dreaming who defeated star filly Oohood to win the Group I ATC Sires Produce Stakes last season at two and also finished third in the Group I ATC Champagne Stakes.

Now with Kris Lees, El Dorado Dreaming was a fast closing third in the Group III MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude at her first run back from a spell and has drawn gate seven in the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas this weekend at Caulfield.

Already a winner of over $770,000 in prizemoney, El Dorado Dreaming is from a daughter of champion sire Zabeel, so is also well fancied to win the Group I VRC Oaks.

El Dorado Dreaming is not the only classic contender for Ilovethiscity this spring with the Darren Weir trained colt Savoie also emerging as a highly promising three year-old.

He won the $60,000 Victoria Derby Trial at Flemington last month by four lengths and then led everywhere but at the post last start when a brave third in the Listed VRC UCI Stakes to his stablemate Extra Brut.

IlovethiscitySavoie is entered for the Group I Victoria Derby and has the pedigree to get there being from a daughter of Street Cry (IRE) from the family of AJC Derby winner Battle Sign.

Ilovethiscity has been strongly supported this season at Noor Elaine Farm and will serve his strongest book of mares. Some highlights of his book include Solanas, the dam of El Dorado Dreaming and Group 1 placed Cincinnati Gal.

A great value sire given his now proven record to get a serious Group I horse, Ilovethiscity is a an appealing outcross for Danehill line mares.

Ilovethiscity stands at Noor Elaine Farm in Euroa at a value fee of $4,400 (Including GST). All enquiries can be directed to Mark Calwell on 0417 547 394.

More Reading...
Four Years Beween Drinks, Lord Von Costa Chalks Up His Second Stakes Win
Four years after capturing the Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes (1200m) at Flemington, Lord Von Costa earned his second stakes success in Saturday’s Victorian Sprint Final over the same track and distance.
Mikki Isle Breaks The Ice
Three-season Arrowfield Stud shuttler Mikki Isle (JPN) has beaten his former stablemate Maurice (JPN) to the punch by siring his first winner at Hanshin on Saturday.
A Closer Look at Snitzel
Our ‘ Closer Look’ statistical stories on active champion sires have proven a hit with our audience so this week we delve into Arrowfield Stud’s champion sire Snitzel, who has had a fee reduction this year and is on track for his fourth consecutive Australian General Sire’s title.
Frankel Filly Makes the Early Running at Easter Round 2
A filly by super sire Frankel made the early running when Round 2 of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale commenced on Sunday, when hammered down to Satomi Oka Bloodstock, on behalf of a Japanese client, for $500,000.
$1.5 Million Mares – Where Are They?
Audience interest in the whereabouts and performance of the most expensive broodmares sold at public auction in Australia has led to another story highlighting all of those in the popular price bracket of $1.5 million.
Oaks and Derby Winner Both Sired by Galileo
Galileo might be 22, but you would never know that looking at racetrack results this year with his progeny continuing their domination of major races wining both the Group I Epsom Derby (1m4f)  and Oaks (1m4f) overnight in the UK.
First Season Favourites –Justify
The recent Inglis Chairman’s Sale for elite broodmares provided an enticing sample of what’s to come in terms of quality mares in foal to last season’s vintage offering of first crop sires headed by the big three – Trapeze Artist, Justify and The Autumn Sun.
Ilovethiscity's King Of Hastings Takes Aim at the Spring
Winter wonder or genuine spring contender, King Of Hastings will likely be given his chance to answer that question when he takes aim at stakes level following his courageous win in Saturday’s Super Vobis 2-Y-O Hcp (1200m) at Caulfield.
More Stakes Success for Sircconi
Winner of the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes as a juvenile, Nicconi gelding Sircconi is still going strong as a five year-old scoring a resounding four length victory at Flemington on Saturday in the Listed VRC Winter Championship Final (1600m).
Puissance de Lune's Chantrea Stays Perfect in Belmont Oaks
It proved to be a successful day at Belmont for Victorian-based stallions for shortly after Fiorente’s Cousin Ivan claimed the Listed Aquanita Stakes, it was the turn of the Puissance de Lune (IRL) filly Chantrea to run her unbeaten sequence to five in the Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m).