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$1m Purchase Hurtle Myrtle To Stay In Training
Connections confirmed Gr1-winning & Gr1-placed 5YO mare Hurtle Myrtle (Dane Shadow-Ravenswood, by Woodman) will continue racing next season with trainer Matthew Smith. Former trainer turned bloodstock agent Bill Mitchell (acting for Segenhoe Stud) paid top price of $1 million for Hurtle Myrtle (Dane Shadow-Ravenswood, by Woodman) during the 2nd session at last month's Magic Millions National Select Broodmare Sale on the Queensland Gold Coast. Hurtle Myrtle currently boasts 4 wins (including 2011's Gr1 Myer Classic over 1600m at Flemington, Gr2 Patinack Farm Dane Ripper Stakes over 1400m at Eagle Farm & Gr2 Sapphire Stakes over 1200m at Randwick) & 6 placings (including 2011's Gr2 Premiere Stakes over 1200m at Randwick, plus 2010's Gr2 Surround Stakes over 1400m at Warwick Farm & 2009's Gr1 Arrowfield Stud Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick, Gr2 Furious Stakes over 1400m at Randwick, Gr3 Silver Shadow Stakes over 1200m at Randwick & Inglis Classic over 1200m at Randwick) from 22 starts for $773,700 earnings.