JANUARY 17, 2017: The 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale provided another very positive pointer to the blossoming stud career of Bowness Stud shuttle stallion Bullet Train (GB). Represented by three colts in Sessions 1 and 2 of the thoroughbred trading extravaganza, Bullet Train was responsible for two colts that sold for a collective $315,000 to a brace of New Zealand Bloodstock agents that have built enviable reputations on their ability to spot future racetrack stars in the sales ring.
Highlight of the sale from both a stud and stallion perspective was the purchase of Lot 148 by Bruce Perry Bloodstock for $240,000. From the placed Lonhro mare Lacey Lonhbreak, the Bullet Train (GB) youngster starred on Day One of trading and ultimately proved to be the top-priced Lot sold by Bowness Stud over five days of selling.
Topping Bowness Stud’s Book 2 consignment on Day Five was also a Bullet Train (GB) colt, similarly secured by a prominent New Zealand bloodstock agent. Lot 972 [pictured above], the fifth foal of an unraced daughter of Anabaa (USA) by the name of Idriess, sold for $75,000 to Paul Moroney, the prominent brother of Melbourne-based trainer Mike Moroney.
Bowness Stud offer two yearlings by Bullet Train (GB) at this coming Sunday's 2017 Dubbo Thoroughbred Yearling Sale, a colt Blushow (by Show a Heart) and a filly from Papiria (by Choisir).