Tom Magnier

Stewart Strikes for A$3.2 Million Tutta La Vita at Inglis Chairman's Sale

John Stewart's Resolute Racing continued its world-wide buying spree in Australia Thursday when going to A$3.2 million to acquire multiple Group 1-placed Tutta La Vita (Aus) (The Autumn Sun {Aus}) (hip 87) at the Inglis Chairman's Sale. The 3-year-old filly, the second-highest priced lot at the sale, had been campaigned by Kevin and Vikki Payne, who purchased her for A$300,000 as a yearling in 2022. She will continue to be trained by Chris Waller. "We are really excited about buying Tutta La Vita," Stewart said. "We met Chris Waller when...

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Coolmore Australia Buys She's Extreme For 3.4 Million To Top The Inglis Chairman's Sale

Dual Group 1 winner She's Extreme (Aus) (Extreme Choice {Aus}) (lot 32) was knocked down for A$3.4 million by Coolmore Australia's Tom Magnier to top Thursday's Inglis Chairman's Sale. The 4-year-old mare, bred by Aquis Farm, was offered as part of the Newgate Consignment. Originally an A$275,000 Inglis Easter yearling, the chestnut won the G1 Champagne S. in her juvenile finale, and added another top-level win in the Kennedy VRC Oaks in her final start at Flemington on Nov. 3. During her career, she was placed in three additional Group...

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Wootton Bassett Heads International Shuttlers To Coolmore Australia

St Mark's Basilica (Fr), Churchill (Ire), Starspangledbanner (Aus) and Wootton Bassett (GB) have been confirmed on the Coolmore Australia roster for 2024, although a fee has yet to be revealed for the latter. Wootton Bassett stood for $93,500 and covered 131 mares in 2023, which included Group 1 winners Srikandi and Spright. His return down under has been eagerly-anticipated and he will spearhead the travelling contingent.  "We are delighted to be able to confirm that Wootton Bassett is returning in 2024," Tom Magnier said. "He is now having his first...

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Champion Sire Fastnet Rock Pensioned At Coolmore Australia

Dual Australian Champion Sire Fastnet Rock (Aus) (Danehill) has been pensioned from stallion duty, Coolmore Australia announced. Bred by Linley Investments, the son of Piccadilly Circus (Aus) (Royal Academy) would go on to race for an ownership group and trainer Paul Perry. His best days on the racecourse were in 2005, where he won the G1 Lightning S. and G1 Oakleigh Plate in succession. Named both Australian Champion Sprinter and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt that year, Fastnet Rock retired to stud with a mark of 19-6-7-2 and $1,312,623 in earnings. As...

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Justify to Remain at Ashford, Will Cover Select Mares on So. Hemisphere Time

Justify (Scat Daddy--Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper) won't be returning to stand at Coolmore Australia this spring and will remain at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky where he will cover a select book of mares to southern hemisphere time late in the year. "It's a similar situation to Frankel in England where they serve mares to southern hemisphere time," said Coolmore's Tom Magnier. "We will be sending up some of our best mares and some of our clients here will have the opportunity to send their mares to him too." "Many...

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Golden Slipper winner Shinzo Retires to Coolmore Australia

by TTROz Coolmore Australia has announced that Shinzo (Aus), the Golden Slipper-winning colt by Snitzel (Aus) and last season's Champion two-year-old, will commence his stud career at their esteemed facility in 2024. His service fee is set at AU$55,000 (inc GST). Shinzo, a prodigious talent both on the track, clinched the G1 Golden Slipper in a stunning display of acceleration, beating Group 1 winners Cylinder (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), Militarize (NZ) (Dundeel {NZ}), and Little Brose (Aus) (Per Incanto {USA}). Colts dominated the finish in the AU$5 million juvenile...

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Debbie Kepitis Secures Winx Filly for Record-Breaking Price

by TTR Aus/NZ Drama. Emotion. History. Arguably the most highly anticipated offering ever seen at public auction delivered all that and more as the Pierro (Aus) filly out of wondermare Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) brought a jaw-dropping AU$10-million (US$6.6-million) in front of a packed Inglis auditorium. There had been much speculation about how much the blue-blooded, Coolmore-consigned youngster would make, and an opening bid of $2-million duly foretold an utterly unprecedented price. The bid board struggled to keep pace with the scale and speed with which the increases came...

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Coolmore Australia Secures Strawberry Hill Stud

by Kristen Manning/TTR AusNZ One of Australia's finest equine properties, Strawberry Hill Stud, is set to continue its role as an industry leader with the famed thoroughbred nursery purchased by Coolmore Australia for an undisclosed amount. And they are very pleased to have done so with Tom Magnier telling The Thoroughbred Report, "You just don't see places like that anywhere in the world go on the market." "The facilities are top class, everything has been done to the highest of standards," he said, adding that not much needs to be...

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Moore To Reunite With Shinzo in the Golden Rose

Europe's champion rider Ryan Moore will reunite with Golden Slipper winner Shinzo (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) for the G1 Golden Rose at Rosehill Sept. 23. The announcement was made after James McDonald, aboard for a pair of group wins earlier this season, sustained a fracture in his left foot that will require a four-week hiatus. "Shinzo is a high profile colt, he is a Golden Slipper winner [Mar. 18] and Ryan knows the horse as well as anyone," Coolmore's Tom Magnier told Racenet. Magnier and Moore watched Shinzo's exhibition gallop alongside...

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'It Would Be Very Tempting': Cox Plate A Possibility For Paddington

by Trent Masenhelder/TTR AusNZ Three-time Group 1 winner Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) is under consideration for the A$5-million G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Oct. 28, Coolmore's Tom Magnier revealed on Wednesday morning. A winner of six of his seven starts in succession including the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas, G1 St James's Palace S., and G1 Eclipse earlier this year, the son of Modern Eagle (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}) holds a slew of entries at the top table in Europe, as well. Speaking to RSN Racing And Sport, Magnier said...

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Learning To Fly 'Justifys' The Hype

by TDNAus/NZ The Annabel Neasham-trained Learning To Fly (Aus) (Justify) turned heads when she broke her maiden in the G3 Widden S. last month and she more than justified that hype when overcoming a wide barrier to win the Inglis Millennium (Listed Restricted) at Sydney's Randwick Race Course on Saturday. After breaking cleanly from gate 15, the filly was settled on the outside by Chad Schofield, who was happy to sit on the wide outside. As the field rounded the turn, Learning To Fly showed she was aptly named, storming...

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Tom Magnier Signs For Cayenne Pepper At 2-Million Gns

His brother MV Magnier had for some time held sway at the top of the table at Tattersalls on Tuesday when buying Sunday Times for 1.8-million gns, and it was his Australian-based brother Tom Magnier's name on the ticket when the dust settled at 2-million gns for the multiple group-winning Cayenne Pepper (Ire) (Australia {GB}) (lot 1840) during a period of furious bidding at Park Paddocks. Magnier confirmed that Cayenne Pepper would remain in Ireland and be covered by Wootton Bassett next spring. Cayenne Pepper went through the ring for...

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