MOSSFUN; SON OF A GUN

2017-03-31T10:22:36+00:00December 18th, 2013|

MOSSFUN’S win in last weekend’s $250,000 Inglis Nursery win is guaranteed to have positive ramifications for the progeny of her sire Mossman when rival auction house, Magic Millions, kick start their annual sale just 20-days from now.

The Hawkes filly’s dazzling debut performance caps off a spectacular pre-Xmas season period for Mossman who has sired five stakeswinners; Buffering, Absalon, Dothraki, Plucky Belle, Mossfun and Aussie-bred South African Group 2 winner, Royal Zulu Warrior.

As a result, Mossman is currently ranked fourth (jointly with Snitzel and Stratum) on the Leading Sires – Stakes Winners this season.

Mossman’s mid-season heroics have come at an opportune time for vendors taking one of his progeny to the 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sale which runs from January 8 – 12 on the Gold Coast.

There are 14 sons or daughters at the sale notably Newhaven Park Stud’s three-quarter-brother-in-blood to the aforementioned Royal Zulu Warrior as wlel as half-relations to stakeswinners Scream Machine and Latin News.

“Mossman is a horse whose progeny appeal to trainers because they have such a good strike-rate of winning races,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.

“He gets his share of two-year-old winners and the train on as older horses. They have built themselves a reputation as being tough and sound and I suppose you don’t have to look much farther past Buffering to appreciate that.

“Buffering was bought for $22,000 at the Magic Millions and has won over $4 million.”

As for Mossfun, a decision on her immediate race program will be made shortly.

The Emirates Park owned youngster is eligible to take her place in the $250,000 Inglis Classic (1200m) at Randwick on January 18 having been bought out of the corresponding sale earlier this year for $85,000.