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names unite to snare rare white horse - 27th March
Gold Coast Bulletin)
going to Newcastle, you've gotta like the piss."
those words John Singleton met and then christened
the latest acquisition to his family with a mouthful
of Bluetongue beer.
actually didn't like the Bluetongue early and I thought
'well I hope she's not a (Tooheys) New drinker,"
he said, "but then, 'boom', she took that big
swallow and I knew she was one of us."
before had there been so much interest in an individual
horse at the Magic Millions complex.
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storms and thunder brewing in the background and the
likes of Singleton, Gai and Robbie Waterhouse, Gerry
Harvey, Graeme Rogerson and other buyers in the ageing
shed, something special was destined to happen.
crowd swarmed on the pre-sale parade ring to get a
glimpse of the rare white horse.
knew she was the star and put on a show.
was kicking, bucking and attempts to get away from
10 minutes she left the parade yard and headed down
the chute and towards the sales ring.
punters then swarmed into the sales precinct where
it soon became standing room only -- in some areas
the people were 12 deep.
everyone had a camera or took a photograph on their
staff, buyers and stickybeaks all had their eyes glued
on the white filly they call Spook.
bidding started there was a hush around the ring.
were three main bidders, with offers starting about
$100,000 and jumping for several minutes before the
hammer eventually came down for $270,000.
was bought by Newcastle trainer Kris Lees.
the fun began -- Singo was involved and so was Andrew
'Joey' Johns, who had been on the phone while the
bidding took place.
media scrum formed around the table where the buyers
sat and Singo explained the grand plan.
would race the horse with the former league superstar,
and eight Newcastle Knights fans from pubs in the
Hunter region would win shares.
horse would be called Bluetongue, after the beer he
has a heavy involvement in.
addition to the John Singleton marketing empire was
at the price of advertising," he said in justification
of his addition.
would argue that despite the horse being a close relation
to racing superstar Might and Power, being white would
ruin its chances of being a racetrack star -- and
with good reason -- the handful of white horses that
have raced have been far from champions.
Singo and Lees have a plan.
horse will be spelled only at night and remain in
the stable when the sun is out.
will be special rugs and special care for her eyes.
at her, there's nothing wrong with her, if she wasn't
white there would have been a stack of people after
her," he said.
had a limit of $200,000 but I heard the Japs were
just done Kokoda so it made me competitive."
is one of the only 17 white horses registered with
the Australian Stud Book and one of just over 100
around the globe.
superstar jockey Larry Olsen was on hand when Singo
met his new darling and agreed with the assessment.
might make a comeback and ride her," he joked.
a lengthy photo shoot outside the filly's stable,
Singo had to go and do a radio interview about business
was then returned to her stables and back to being
a regular horse. Perhaps today the world will find
out if horses suffer from hangovers.
blonde filly takes centre stage - 27th March 2008
Gold Coast Bulletin)
White filly took centre stage yesterday, but it appears
a blonde filly is John Singleton's most cherished
woman who Singleton is believed to have been dating
for over a year -- Gosford hairdresser Yvette Hartman
-- was by the Magic Millions co-owner's side all day
sat at his table during the sales and the pair walked
around the sales complex together laughing and enjoying
appears the Gold Coast is a special place for the
Magic Millions Day last year, the pair first appeared
in public at a race day function at the Gold Coast
have since been seen together at a number of Sydney
and Central Coast functions.
dressed in a purple singlet top and denim shorts,
the glamorous woman and Singleton looked relaxed in
each other's company.
he bought a highly- publicised white filly, Singleton
invited Ms Hartman to join him as he inspected the
asked who Ms Hartman was, a Magic Millions staffer
replied: "His partner."
Magic Millions co-owner has enjoyed a colourful love
has had six wives, with the most recent being family
lawyer Julie Martin.
pair are rumoured to have agreed on a $50 million
ex-wife is former Miss World Belinda Green.
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MILLIONS - FULL SISTER TO CATECHUCHU TO SHINE AT MAGIC
Sunday, 3 December, 2006
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A full sister to yesterday's Group Three WA Champion
Fillies Stakes (1600m) winner Catechuchu will go under
the hammer at next month's Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions
Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast.
member of the powerful David Hayes stable, Catechuchu
made it back to back stakes wins when she scored an
emphatic win in the feature three-year-old fillies
event. The win helped ease the frustration for Hayes
following the narrow defeat of stablemate Confectioner
in the Group One Railway Stakes just 40 minutes earlier.
premier jockey Damien Oliver in the saddle, Catechuchu
sat off a hot speed set by Bella Pia before coming
with a strong finishing burst to hit the front about
200 metres from home and racing clear to win by a
length and a quarter.
was sent to Perth after her fighting win at her previous
start in the listed Twilight Glow Stakes at Sandown
win provided a great boost to Lot 171, the sister
to Catechuchu, who will be offered during the first
session of the Magic Millions sale on January 11.
Catechuchu the yearling filly is a daughter of Danehill's
Golden Slipper winning son Catbird and from the top
producing Dahar mare Noble Fleur.
Fleur, a placegetter in Adelaide during her racetrack
career, is a half sister to the stakes winners Toy
Image and Lucky Witch.
latter is the dam of three stakes winners - Spirit
of Westbury, Lucky Diva and Duke of Westbury.
by Swettenham Stud (as agent), Lot 171 is BOBS eligible.
is one of 31 yearlings by Catbird catalogued for the
Magic Millions sale and one of 27 consigned by Swettenham
Other members of the quality Swettenham draft are
by sires including Anabaa, Bianconi, Danehill Dancer,
Danzero, Exceed and Excel, Flying Spur, Fusaichi Pegasus,
General Nediym, Hold That Tiger, Redoute's Choice,
Rory's Jester, Tale of the Cat and Testa Rossa.
MILLIONS - RACE ON FOR THE BMW PERTH CLASSIC
Thursday, 1 February, 2007
For immediate release
is synonymous with prestige, class and speed and it
is for this reason the company name sits well as the
sponsor for this years $250,000 BMW Perth Magic
Millions Two Year Old Classic.
BMW Classic is for the emerging star two year olds
sold as yearlings through the Magic Millions sales
during 2006 and the form runners look very promising
with less than two weeks until race day.
highest stake earners as at 1/02/07 are:
Secret Vault (F Bletchley Park/Lots of Secrets) $62,050
Kennity (F Kenvain/Vanity Rose) $49,250
Lacida (F Bletchley Park/Blankers Koen) $39,250
Azzuri Sky (F Zedrich/Lunch Love) $29,250
Jestatune (F Rorys Jester/Umatune) $29,250
Mighty Mak (C Key Business/Arabella) $29,250
La Coureuse (F Eternity Range/La Fayette) $29,250
We Gotta Go (F Akhenaton/Glen Willow) $10,800
Rocking The Blues (C Easy Rocking/Tupelo) $9,900
Black In Time (F Blackfriars/Stop In Time) $9,000
Zedream (F Zedrich/Wild Ride) $8,000
Snookie The Bookie (F Tobougg/Sammee M) $4,500
Averroes (C Eternity Range/Riscahalo) $4,050
Baltic Sea (C Keltrice/Gdansk Danzer) $4,050
Shavano (C Tribu/Flighty Belle) $4,050
Baleen Magic (F Bletchley Park/Baleen Lass) $4,050
Moisture (F Mossman/Lady At War) $4,050
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