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Yvonne Smith Colours For $2m Sadler's Wells Colt
The $2 million colt (Sadler's Wells-Sunday Joy, by Sunday Silence) for whom Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse set a new all-time record for a yearling at the Magic Millions Sale last week "will race in the familiar pink & green horseshoe colours of Gold Coast Turf Club committee member Yvonne Smith & made famous by former Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner & subsequent Gr1 star Assertive Lad," reported Virtual Form Guide. Smith (whose current team includes Exciting young Catbird horse Diego Garcia) has "purchased the controlling interest in the blue blood" & when asked about the record $2 million price tag, she laughed & retorted: "You never see Armaguard following a hearse!" Breeder John Singleton (whose Strawberry Hill Stud consigned the colt to the sale) will also "keep a share in the colt, but the percentage will be lower than other owners including the Smith family".