Weave Some Magic

Date: 20 May 2022

Weave Some Magic


There's a movie about the hero "Aladdin" - and the plot goes something like this ...

"Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom."


Well ... we have our own movie star Aladdin who we think will weave some of his own magic without the help of a lamp or a genie (mind you, we could call trainer Mark Walker a geni-us)! We can't believe that our Satono Aladdin colt from Karaka still has some final shares available in him!  And he absolutely does have movie star looks - check him out ...


Like our Group 1 winners Avantage, Imperatriz and Sword of Osman who have won 12 elite titles (and many other stakes' races) between them - he is among the last to sell!


When you look at this colt, there is no rhyme, no reason, no logic to this - after all ...


  1. He is a striking athlete, beautifully conformed, just a ripper of a muscle-man.

  2. He has been a star pupil during his early education and is now in the stable with a gold star on his report card!

  3. He has those tough, resilient Japanese bloodlines - we have seen those ourselves with the Japanese horses that come down and tackle big races like Group 1 Cox Plates, Caulfield Cups or Melbourne Cups - guts, courage, power.

  4. His sire is going places - Satono Aladdin is the only Group 1 winning son of sire sensation Deep Impact (50 Group 1 winners) to stand at stud in NZ - a stunning stallion (see photos below). He won Japan's highest rated mile, the Group 1 Tokyo Yasuda Kinen and was himself a $1.7 million yearling purchase.

  5. This colt's mother is a half sister to two Australian stake' winners and is by Starcraft, the world-class galloper and five-time Group 1 winner that claimed titles of Champion 3YO in Australia, Champion Sprinter in New Zealand and Champion Miler in Europe.

  6. His stable name is 'Katsu' which is Japanese for 'victorious'!

AND ...

Guess who you find in his family on this pedigree page? His 4th dam is the dam of the mighty Zabeel!!  In fact it's a family of sires - you will also find Baryshnikov, Hallowed Crown and Kingfisher Mill all on his page.

A 10% share is $13,500 +GST

A 5% share is $6,750 +GST

A 2.5% share is $3,375 +GST


This includes research and sales' expenses at cost, and also full veterinary/x-ray examinations pre sale.  There is a small additional cost for your share of transport to Te Akau Stud post sale, insurance, agistment/breaking to date and Karaka Million entry.


ALSO OF INTEREST .... on Wednesday a Satono Aladdin filly bred and raced by Trelawney Stud blew her opposition away in Sydney making a huge impression ... read about her ... 

Rich Hill Stud's royally bred shuttler Satono Aladdin (JPN) looks to have an outstanding prospect in the 2yo filly Koshu, who made a sensational debut over 1100m at Randwick-Kensington on Wednesday.


Koshu (image Caroline Searcy twitter)


Ridden by James McDonald for John O'Shea, Koshu had just three runners behind her at the 250m before exploding down the centre of the track.

Carrying the colours of Brent and Cherry Taylor's Trelawney Stud, Koshu defeated the Russian Revolution colt Silentstar by a widening three and a quarter lengths with another son of Russian Revolution, Secret Revolution, a further half-length back in third.

There was no secret about the ability of Koshu, who started as a short-priced favourite off the back of a barrier trial that was highlighted on Breednet..

“She is a Queen of a filly to have at home. To come here and do that off one 740m (trial) is a testament to her quality,” O'Shea said.

“Not a lot went right for her in the first half of the race. Mac got her in a lovely rhythm from the 700m, and she balanced up around the bend. She looked like she would give a good kick, and she did so.  She never got lost when out in front, so there are some positives.

“She looks a classic miler. The family are good milers, and dad was a miler-mile and a quarter horse. Hopefully, we can stretch her out to a mile during the spring, and we will find a nice race for her.”

The Trelawney homebred has a bit to live up to being a half-sister to Group 1 WRC Thorndon Mile winner A Touch Of Ruby (Pins) and Group 1 New Zealand One Thousand Guineas heroine Loire (Redoute's Choice).  Koshu is the final foal of Syrah (Traditionally), a half-sister to  Queensland Oaks winner Vouvray (Zabeel) and Listed winner Bolton, out of the Group II winning Success Express mare Real Success.

Currently, the third leading first-crop sire in New Zealand, Group 1 Yasuda Kinen winner Satono Aladdin (JPN), is a brother to Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner Lachesis.

The son Deep Impact and the top-class Storm Cat mare Magic Storm stands at Rich Hill Stud in 2022 at a fee of $12,500 (pictured below).



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