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Stakes Winners Highlight Perth Yearling Sale
A pair of quality stakes winners at Ascot on Saturday turned the focus to the west for the 2017 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale which commences at Belmont Park Sales Complex today. To be held over two days (Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st), the Perth Yearling Sale has over the years proven itself as a proven source of racetrack stars and the results of a number of recent stakes races continue to endorse this. Great Shot added another stakes win to his impressive career when he came with a strong late run to win the listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m). A winner of six of his 13 lifetime starts, Great Shot was purchased for $31,000 by owner Frank Edwards at the 2014 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale. The Rhys Radford prepared 4YO gelding is raced by Frank and his wife May and has now earned the Edwards' over $368,000. He was sold through the draft of Scenic Lodge. Just over half an hour later it was the turn of Precious Memories to break through for a deserved black type success in the listed Challenge Stakes (1500m) for 3YOs. A daughter of Golden Slipper winner Stratum, Precious Memories flew late under Jerry Noske to win narrowly for trainer Raquel Mills. Precious Memories' Your Song half sister is catalogued as Lot 19 and will go under the hammer during Monday afternoon's Day One of the Perth Yearling Sale at Belmont. The filly, the latest offering from the well related and top producing Charge Forward mare Precious Moment, is a member of the Touchstone Farm draft. Click here to view the catalogue for the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.