The Lady Trainer soaks up Manhattan Rain

The Lady Trainer soaks up Manhattan Rain

The Lady Trainer soaks up Manhattan Rain

Manhattan Rain’s trainer Gai Waterhouse will have plenty of opportunities to assess his worth as a sire, because four of his first-crop yearlings will join her stable from last week’s Magic Millions Sale.

Pictured: Newgate Farm’s Manhattan Rain colt from city winner Sea Eye Pea (by Commands) is destined for the Gai Waterhouse stable. (PHOTO: Georgie Lomax)

Leading syndicator Star Thoroughbreds, whose horses are all Waterhouse-trained, purchased fillies from Lustre Lady ($115,000) and Bondi Blonde ($95,000), and the Sea Eye Pea colt for $110,000.

The stable will also welcome the $140,000 Two Beauties colt, purchased by Mt Hallowell Stud from the Newhaven Park draft.

Ron Gilbert of Highgrove Stud was delighted to sell the highest-priced Manhattan Rain yearling, a $260,000 colt from Valadon, to Hong Kong’s George Moore Bloodstock. Two days later, the colt’s half-sister Global Dream finished fourth in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (R) LR.

Blue Sky Thoroughbreds & the Arrowfield Training Centre paid $160,000 for Newhaven Park‘s colt from Sweet Ransom, and Mark Kavanagh signed for the top-priced Manhattan Rain filly, from North Flower. A relative of two-time Horse of the year Northerly, she was offered by Arrowfield, which also sold the Manhattan Rain-Passiflora filly for $100,000 to South African buyer Adriaan van Vuuren.