It seemed rather timely that David Kobritz would dip his feet back into the weanling pool at Thursday’s Inglis Australian Weanling Sale. Musk Creek Farm pinhookers have won a Hawkesbury Guineas, an Alice Springs Cup and a $75,000 showcase at Warrnambool in the past week alone.
Kobritz’s Musk Creek Farm made a strategic move in purchasing a Shalaa colt for $85,000 at Thursday’s Inglis Australian Weanling Sale. The colt, catalogued as Lot 158, was offered by Bhima Thoroughbreds, and is a first foal of the Onemorenomore mare Marsh. The dam is a half-sister to Hong Kong champion sprinter Ivictory.
Shalaa’s first-season sire accolades, including a Magic Millions 2YO Classic win with the Chris Waller-trained Shaquero, have marked 2021 as a formative moment for the Arrowfield Stud shuttler. His yearlings are now attracting half-million dollar demands across all three major sales venues in Australia.
In purchasing this Shalaa x Marsh colt, Musk Creek Farm stud secretary Bec Williamson explained: ‘We were lacking one or two colts for next year’s Magic Millions draft, so David decided to buy.‘
This colt will be Musk Creek Farm’s second Shalaa foal to be offered at the yearling sales in 2022. Their homebred colt, a first foal out of Makfi mare Lis De Lune, is currently residing at the Flinders property.