Royal Academy Filly Leads Way on Day Two of Adelaide Sale in Australia

Three years ago, Queensland, Australia’s Heinrich Bloodstock bought a yearling son of Hennessy at public auction in Queensland and raced him to become the super fast multiple group I winner All Bar One. He will commence stud duties in Queensland this year at Oaklands Stud.

Well Heinrich Bloodstock, headed by Gillian Heinrich, who trains the horses, and her husband, Hoses Heinrich, who buys them, paid the day two top price of Aust$160,000 (U.S.$127,000) for a filly by Coolmore shuttler Royal Academy(the fourth foal out of six-time-winning Rubicon mare Lady Biton) at the Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sale at the Morphettville Sales Complex.

"She's a lot more leggy than All Bar One was but let's hope she is as fast," Gillian Heinrich said.

The filly was consigned by Kambula Stud and her dam is a full-sister to both five-time-winner and stakes-placed Jamberoo and to dual-winner Ruby Lights (dam of four-time-winner and dual stakes-placed Reflexes).

Later during Tuesday's session, Victorian trainer Richard Jolly went to Aust$140,000 for a filly by Emirates Park's Secret Savings (Seeking The Gold -- Jurisdictional). This filly is the second foal out of the winning Royal Academy mare Fawayez) and was consigned by Emirates Park. The filly’s dam is a half-sister to group III Blue Diamond Prelude winner Faiza (who also notched five stakes-placings).

Cumulatively. after two days at the Magic Millions Adelaide Sale, 229 yearlings have sold for Aust$9,173,500 (U.S.$7,228,000) which is down 28.6% on last year’s 352 sold for Aust$12,851,500 from a much larger catalogue to this point. However the Aust$40,059 cumulative average is up 9.7% from last year's comparable figure of $36,510.