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Immediate Easter Success For Blue Sky Thoroughbreds
Horse racing and breeding consultants Blue Sky Thoroughbreds scored an immediate coup over the weekend when Anamato (Redoute's Choice-Voltage, by Whiskey Road) won the $250,000 Gr1 SAJC Schweppes Oaks (2000m) for 3YO fillies at Morphettville. Blue Sky (which has been in business since January this year) has added to its stable of horses set to compete in 2008 following the purchase by director Julian Blaxland of two premier yearlings at the recent Easter Sales in Sydney. One of those was Lot 586, a Red Ransom filly. Consigned by Kitchwin Hills, the filly's dam Volted In (Rory's Jester) is a half-sister to Anamato. Both that filly and the Rock Of Gibraltar-Hancora (Septieme Ciel) filly, consigned by Kia Ora Stud, will be trained by Lee Freedman. Blue Sky Thoroughbreds was established by Blaxland with partners Mark Sowerby and Steven Reibelt "to help individuals back a winner". Blue Sky, which has approximately 40 clients on its books, is on the board of leading Queensland stud farm Palmaday Stud for whom Blaxland purchased broodmare Treatmenice (Danasinga-Raumancer, by Otehi Bay) at the Inglis Select Broodmare Sale. Served by Snippetson, and consigned by Amarina Farm, Treatmenice is an unraced half-sister to Palos Verdes, dam of crack Melbourne Gr1 star El Segundo (Pins-Palos Verdes, by Oak Ridge). Blaxland is well known as an auctioneer at Magic Millions sales, and was recently appointed Australasian representative for Irish auction company Goffs.