Craig and Sue Anderson’s Amarina Farm at Denman has earned an enviable reputation as vendor
of well reared, well educated yearlings. Craig Anderson is one of the industry’s leading horsemen, with a work ethic to match his firm handshake.
They say a man is judged by the company he keeps and on this score you need look no further than the list of buyers of Amarina yearlings in recent years. They include such industry luminaries as Shadwell Estates, George Moore, Gai Waterhouse, Woppitt Bloodstock, DGR Thoroughbreds, Segenhoe Stud, Michael Otto, Godolphin Australia, Alan Bell and Neville Begg, good judges all. These are just a few of the many industry participants who realise you can buy a good horse from Craig Anderson’s Amarina Farm.
Lot 85 – Bay Filly. Nicconi-Ruth’s Secret. Half-sister to the current star Zumbelina (8 wins, $500K) from the legendary “Leica” family. By one of Australia’s most consistent sires of fast horses such as the flying Nature Strip.
Lot 168 Bay Colt. Redoute’s Choice-Spirits Dance. Gr.2 Angus Armansaco Stakes winner Spirits Dance (by Statue of Liberty)’s second foal is a colt by Redoute’s Choice. A winner of five races up to 1400m, Spirits Dance is out of a winning half-sister to stakes placed Blazing Aura, dam of group winner Red Flair, and Hong Kong Derby Trial winner Hello Pretty.
Lot 176 – Bay or Brown Filly. More Than Ready (USA)-Star of Giselle. A close relative to group winner Nayeli, this More Than Ready filly is the second live foal for Gr.2 Queen of the South winner Star of Giselle. An incredibly tough racemare, Star of Giselle (by Reset) won nine races, including four stakes races, and is a half-sister to Gr.2 winner (of seven races) Solicit. Star of Giselle is out of a Listed winning Danehill mare, who is a three-quarter sister to Kaphero, out of Gr.1 winner Kapchat.
Lot 194 – Bay Filly. Written Tycoon-Superlative. The first foal of a half-sister to stakes winners Big Chill, Hard Stride, and Utah Saints. By one of Australia’s best sires whose fillies are as good as his colts and include Luna Rossa, Tycoon Tara and Booker.
Lot 209 – Bay Filly. Rubick-Taylor’s Command. The fourth foal of a winning half-sister to Gr.2 winner So Pristine, and stakes winner Restored, as well as to the dam of NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year in 2017/18 Dijon Blue. Taylor’s Command has one foal to race, Terminology, who is knocking on the door of a win, being multiple times city placed in 2018/19, and ran fourth in the Listed Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic last season. This is the imported family of Gr.1 winner and champion sire Theatrical.
Lot 242 – Brown Filly. Dissident-Trinity River. First foal of a winning Lonhro mare, whose dam is dual Gr.2 winning two-year-old Willow Creek. This is the family of Gr.1 winner River Dove, and her young group winning sire son Headwater.
Lot 326 – Chestnut Filly. More Than Ready (USA)-Aeronwy (IRE). A half-sister to Hong Kong winner Villa Fionn, this filly is out of an imported winning mare, who descends from the famous Fanfreluche family of Holy Roman Emperor, Encosta de Lago, Flying Spur, and I Am A Star. Aeronwy is a half-sister to stakes winner Soldera, dam of group winner Exhi.
Lot 371 – Bay Filly. Zoustar-Atotori. A full sister to recent winner Zoutori (fourth in the Listed MRC Gothic Stakes), this filly’s unraced dam is a half-sister to Gr.3 winner Castlethorpe. Atotori’s dam is a daughter of champion racemare Park Express (dam of five time Gr.1 winner New Approach, Gr. 3 winner Dazzling Park, and Listed winner Shinko Forest).
Lot 397 – Brown Filly. Snitzel-Belle de Couer. First foal of a city winning, group placed Show a Heart mare. This is the family of Karaka Million winner (and second in the Gr.1 Diamond Stakes) Fort Lincoln, Champion 2YO in NZ, Flying Babe, and Gr.2 winner Belle Femme.
Lot 464 – Brown or Black Colt. Brazen Beau-Classy Chloe. Third foal of Listed Durbridge Stakes winner Classy Chloe, who won seven races. Classy Chloe is a sister to nine race winner and group placed Classy Jack, from the family of Gr.2 winner Hey Pronto.
Lot 484 – Chestnut Filly. Written Tycoon-Crystal Ruby. Second foal of a winning full sister to Gr.1 Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily, and a half-sister to stakes winners, Amaethon, Crystal Web, Crystal Wit (dam of Crystal Dreamer).
Lot 490 – Bay Colt. Medaglia d’Oro (USA)-Curtana. Curtana is a stakes winning full sister to triple Gr.1 winner Flamberge, and a half-sister to group winner Sunburnt Land, and Durendal, as well as stakes placed Joyeuse (dam of Gr.2 winner Sword of Light). Curtana ran second in the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes, and her first two foals are both winners.
Lot 548 – Bay Filly. Hinchinbrook-Elwaaryaa (GB). Second foal of winning mare who is a half-sister to Gr.2 winner Baqah (dam of Gr.1 winner Almanaar). By one of Australia’s most consistent sires of stakes winners.
Lot 567 – Chestnut Filly. Kermadec (NZ)-Fantome Gris. Second foal of winning Sebring mare who is a daughter of Listed winner Paris Return. By outstanding Golden Slipper winner and leading sire who is having a banner season with stakes winners including Gr.1 winner Amphitrite.
Lot 610 – Bay Filly. Sebring-Gallica. Dual Gr.1 winner Gallica (by Redoute’s Choice) has begun her breeding career well with two winners from her first two live foals. Winner of the Thousand Guineas and South Australian Oaks, Gallica is out of a half-sister to stakes winners Masterful, Corviglia, and River Rhythm.
Lot 625 – Bay Colt. Zoustar-Golden Phoenix (USA). Second foal of stakes placed American mare, whose dam is a half-sister to stakes winner Miss Matched, and Becky In Pink. By young sire sensation Zoustar who recently supplied the incredible trifecta in Gr.1 Coolmore Stud S-1200m.
Lot 631 – Chestnut Filly. Exceed and Excel-Grand Strategy. This yearling filly is a half-sister to Gr.1 Galaxy Handicap winner Griante, and her unraced dam is a half-sister to Gr.1 WA Derby winner Grand Journey, and stakes winner Proliferate. All of Grand Strategy’s foals to race have been winners.
Lot 700 – Bay Colt. Headwater-Johanski. Stakes placed Johanski is a city winner who is a half-sister to the dams of stakes winners Tudor, and Moshki. From the first crop of one of Australia’s most exciting young sire prospects.