Now that the Spring racing is winding down, we turn our attention to the Magic Millions yearling sale.

Lucky for us Magic Millions have just released their catalogue boasting 1273 yearlings across the two books. It’s no secret the sale houses along with bloodstock agents and trainers, have been quietly scouring the country to complete prior inspections. Buying a winner is no easy feat, there is plenty of homework to be done. 

Stridyl has been eagerly awaiting the catalogue release. We now know two of our foals featured in our Paddock to Post Documentary series have been selected for the Magic Millions Yearling Sale in January 2023.

The Stridyl production team will be in attendance at the Magic Millions complex. We will be filming the now yearlings going through the ring and following their formative stages ahead of their career as racehorses.

Brutal x Janast Colt

The series’s first yearling to go through the ring will be Lot 4. Presented by Newgate Farm, a colt by their resident stallion Brutal, out of the unraced mare Janast (Redoute’s Choice). We first met the Janast colt when he was just 64 days old. Henry Field provided an excellent insight into his breeding, the stallion selection, and his sale plans going forward. He is owned by Nick Vass, a long-term valued client of Newgate Farm. We can’t wait to see his success ringside on Tuesday the 10th of January. You can find his pedigree page here. 

Brutal x Janast Colt with Newgate’s managing director Henry Field

Written Tycoon x Total Attraction Colt

The second foal to grace the ring will be Lot 495. Presented by Segenhoe Stud, a colt by Yulong Stud’s flagship stallion Written Tycoon, out of Group 2 placed mare Total Attraction (Nadeem). We first met the Total Attraction Colt as he foaled down on the 12th of October in 2021. He arrived in quick fashion in the early hours. Lucky for us, we were on-site to capture the very special moment when he arrived in the world. Over the next eight days post-foaling, we followed his progress as he navigated the first week of life. Segenhoe Stud’s general manager Peter O’Brien spoke to us about Segenhoe’s values. He explained their processes of educating young thoroughbreds, and preparing them for a career on the racetrack. This colt will be going through the ring on Thursday the 12th of January 2023. You can find his pedigree here. 

Written Tycoon x Total Attraction Colt

The Written Tycoon x Total Attraction Colt is featured in episodes 1 & 2 of the Paddock to Post documentary as a newborn foal. In episode 3 which is due to premiere later this month, you will witness his development as he’s inspected by the sales houses Inglis and Magic Millions.

The Brutal x Janast Colt is featured in episode 1 of the Paddock to Post documentary as a foal. He will also be included in episode 3 being inspected by the sale houses as a yearling.

Brutal x Janast Colt

We have truly enjoyed following these foals and we can’t wait to continue to document their formative stages of becoming a racehorse.