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Needs Further makes progeny debut at Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale

Monday, February 15, 2016

Armidale Stud has long been one of the premier breeders of thoroughbreds in Tasmania and this year it will deliver another great crop of youngsters at the Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale in Launceston on Thursday.

This season Armidale presents the first crop of Needs Further and from all reports his progeny will be much sought after.

Armidale Stud director Robyn Whishaw is confident all of the Needs Further stock will attract plenty of bidding.

“The Needs Further crop boasts a very even lot, although a filly (Lot 18) from our Fastnet Rock mare Oceans is a very good looker with a great conformation so she is bound to do well in the ring,” Whishaw said.

“Another filly by Needs Further from former Tasmanian two-year-old of the year Gehenna is another that will draw a lot of bids as will the colt from The Cleaner’s half-sister Nip Of Scotch (Lot 15).”

The sale boasts a catalogue of 126 lots with 52 sires represented including Foxwedge, Master of Design and Toorak Toff.

Former Caulfield Guineas winner Helmet is represented by two striking yearlings including a colt from former smart sprinter-miler Gathering Gold that will be offered by Kingsley Park Thoroughbreds.

Helmet’s other offering is a filly from the End Sweep mare Short ‘N’ Sweep offered by Armidale.

West Quest’s second-last crop go under the hammer for Grenville Stud and Studmaster Graeme McCulloch is excited about the prospects of a colt from Aceland (Lot 71) and a filly produced by Pin Of Hope (Lot 28).

The 2016 Tasmania Magic Millions Yearling Sale is expected to be the best in years and be viewed by clicking here. 

Yearlings will be available for inspection at the Inveresk Showground sale complex from Monday afternoon with the sale scheduled for next Thursday, February 18.

The Magic Millions meeting will be held at the UBET Racing Centre the night before with the three feature races on the program being the 2YO and 3YO Magic Millions Classic open only to graduates of a Magic Millions sale.

The Sydeston Night Cup also features with the winner to earn ballot free entry into the Launceston Cup if nominated for that race.

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