Curraghmore graduates have been making headlines this week due to their success in sale ring as well as on the racetrack.
Maastricht became the second Curraghmore graduate in three years to top the Inglis Chairman's Sale in Sydney after Provocative led the way in 2017. Sold as a yearling in 2013 Maastricht has developed into a highly sought after broodmare commodity and is the newest addition to Coolmore's breeding ranks after being knocked down to their bid of A$2.25m.
At the races the well-travelled He Kin Fly gave the farm their latest black type victory when scoring his fourth consecutive win when successful in the Listed Daphne Bannan Memorial Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton.
He is a credit to his connections who purchased him after he was retired from Hong Kong racing due to injury. He Kin Fly was bred by Cambridge Hunt Ltd and purchased for $62,500 when sold as a weanling through Curraghmore's 2013 Karaka draft.
Earlier in the week the Stephen Marsh-trained Glorious Ocean broke her maiden at Wanganui. The daughter of Ocean Park and Que Sera was co-bred by Gordon Cunningham and sold through Curraghmore's 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling draft.
Across the Tasman Tofane continued to display her enormous potential finishing runner-up in the Gr.2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville at just her fourth start. Bred by Cunningham, she was sold privately to Ballymore Stables and she looks a high class filly in the making.
Gold Mag delivered an impressive performance to finish second at Flemington. The Curraghmore raised four-year-old gelding is known to appreciate moisture in the track and should have progress further over the coming months.
Rounding out the results was Winning Method who won in Hong Kong at just his second start. The two-year-old colt was purchased out of Curraghmore's 2018 Book 1 draft at Karaka and looks to have the attributes required to be successful on the competitive Hong Kong racing circuit.
The success of these horses is not only great for their connections, but also for the breeders who are being provided with beneficial pedigree updates for their stock.