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Aust Buys Boosted By US Breeders' Cup Winners
Three clients of Australian agent Vin Cox received major boosts from the results at last weekend's US Breeders' Cup championships at Santa Anita Park in California.
- The victory by front-running 2YO colt Midshipman (Unbridled's Song-Fleet Lady, by Avenue Of Flags) in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (8.5 furlongs on all-weather) highlighted the US$130,000 purchase by Vin Cox Bloodstock (on behalf of Victorian breeder Robert Anderson) of Touch Gold mare Fleeting Touch (a half-sister to Midshipman) at the 2006 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Fleeting Touch was covered by Widden Stud-based Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Stratum in 2007 in her 1st season at stud (resulting in a colt) & is now in-foal to Vinery Stud Stallion last season's champion 2YO sire More Than Ready.
- The victory by 4YO entire Desert Code (E Dubai-Chatta Code, by Lost Code) in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (6.5 furlongs on turf) highlighted the US$350,000 purchase by Cox (on behalf of Dalmore breeders Bill & Scott Gibson) of stakes-winning Forestry mare Forest Code (a half-sister to Desert Code) at the 2008 Keeneland January Horses-Of-All-Ages Sale. Forest Code has been covered by former champion Australian sire & Arrowfield Stud stallion Flying Spur.
- And the 3rd-placing behind Desert Code in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint by 5YO entire Storm Treasure (Storm Boot-Boogie Beach Blues, by Cure The Blues) also highlighted the US$40,000 purchase by Cox (on behalf of a group of Australian clients of trainer Tom Proctor) of his 2YO half-sister She'll Be Right (by Sky Mesa) at the 2007 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. In her 2 runs to date, She'll Be Right finished 4th at Belmont Park & 5th at Saratoga.