Goomburra win in the Magic Millions Classic racing event

WINNER: Jockey Blake Shinn wins the Magic Millions on Goomburra-bred horse Capitalist at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday.
WINNER: Jockey Blake Shinn wins the Magic Millions on Goomburra-bred horse Capitalist at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday. Glenn Huntaap

RACING: Mark McCann believes the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic win by Capitalist is a great boost to the Daandine Thoroughbred Stud at Goomburra.

The Daandine stud is owned by Jan Clark and managed by McCann.

Last year, Daandine sold Capitalist as a yearling at the Magic Millions for $165,000 to James Harron Bloodstock.

In another highlight for the Daandine stud, the classic winner is by Written Tycoon, a sire bred at Daandine.

Capitalist is out of the mare Kitalpha, which was bought by Daandine at the Magic Millions for $82,500.

McCann said it was disappointing that Kitalpha died from colic a week after foaling last year.

"Next year's yearling filly out of Kitalpha will be the last of the line and is likely to be offered at the Magic Millions," he said.

Capitalist is trained at Randwick in Sydney by Peter and Paul Snowden and was ridden on Saturday by Blake Shinn.

He is a chestnut colt and now has three wins from three starts after winning both his trials.

McCann said Capitalist showed back on the farm at Goomburra that he would be an early-going type.

"He did look a nice horse from when he was born," McCann said.

"He was a handful to handle at the start but we did a lot of work with him as a yearling and he is quite a gentleman now. We are told his temperament is one of his best attributes."

Daandine sold three of their four yearlings at the Magic Millions, including a half-sister to Capitalist for $200,000.

"James Harron bought the half-sister as well so it is good to have repeat buyers. He is one of the biggest buyers in the world and to have him come back gives us a lot of confidence."

Capitalist is the favourite for the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens in March.

McCann said he was absolutely confident Capitalist would keep up his top racing form.

"Breeding a Magic Millions winner is something stud owner Jan Clark has always dreamt about," he said.

"Jan is a fourth-generation thoroughbred breeder."

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