Seldom does an opportunity arise to purchase a filly closely related to a legend.
But buyers at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Premier Yearling Sale on March 26 will be afforded just that chance – to secure a yearling filly by a hot young stallion out of a half sister to one of the best broodmares of recent times.Lot 457, to be presented for sale by Lyndhurst Stud Farm – a QTIS qualified chestnut foaled on September 12, 2005. A strong, good looking, athletic filly with outstanding dual purpose potential.
She is a daughter of Show A Heart, brilliant winner of six races including the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1, the TJ Smith Stakes-Gr.1, the Stradbroke Handicap-Gr.1 and the Toorak Handicap-Gr.1 and considered one of Australia's most exciting up and comers.
With just two crops of age representing him, Show A Heart has already sired 34 winners including the stakes winners Crossyourheart (New Zealand's best juvenile), La Vie Amour (speedy Listed winner) and Mimi Lebrock (Magic Millions 2Y0) – as well as the promising gallopers Big Joker, Mel, Bella Heart, Winaura, Goldfield Ashes, Heartbreak Pass, Stolit, Satsang, Wesley Manor and Boncoeur (last start close up third behind Mentality and He's No Pie Eater in the Run To The Rose-LR).
A horse who during his 33 start career amassed in excess of $2.29 million, Show A Heart raced against only the best – defeating the likes of Falvelon, Flavour, Le Zagaletta, Bomber Bill and North Boy. He was tough and versatile, winning at the highest level from 1200m to 1600m. He had nine starts at two and raced on – taking out the Stradbroke at his final start as a rising five-year-old.
His progeny are showing talent at two and seem to be even better at three, auguring well for his future. Little wonder then that he is so popular with broodmare owners at a fee of $19,800.
His Gold Coast premier daughter, who can be inspected in stable F, is the third foal of the unraced Degree – a half sister to the stakes placed city winner Wraps and to the wonderful mare Finneto.
A winner at her sole outing down the Flemington straight, Finneto was retired before being able to show her best but what a legacy she has left the racing world.
Twice crowned Victorian Broodmare Of The Year, Finneto produced 16 foals, 12 of whom raced, all but one (her first foal) being winners. And five of them earned black type – Infinite Charm stakes placed (going on to produce the dual Group winner Infinite Grace), Timeless Grace a Listed winner and King Brian (too strong for Rogan Josh in the Bunbury Cup-Gr.3).
Then her two star sons – Malcolm, a dual Group winner and progressing nicely towards the Doncaster Handicap-Gr.1. And a horse called Fields Of Omagh.
Already earning deserved accolades as being amongst Australia's finest weight-for-age gallopers with a W.S Cox Plate-Gr.1 and a Futurity Stakes-Gr.1 to his name, Fields Of Omagh wrote himself into history with a fast finishing and historic second Cox Plate victory last spring.His is the name who stands out on the catalogue page for this filly and his is a name who will never be forgotten. His – and so her, family will continue to produce high class winners – its members in foal or with unraced progeny by the likes of Redoute's Choice, Dehere, Falbrav, Oratorio, Delago Brom, Rubiton, Hidden Dragon, Desert King and Elusive Quality.
So be sure to hang around towards the end of the second day of the Gold Coast Premier – it will be worth your while