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Magic Day For Capitalist

Monday, 21st March 2016

Capitalist sent his stud value soaring when he sprinted to victory in Saturday's $3.5 million Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill. In winning the world's richest juvenile race in dazzling style, Capitalist confirmed his status as one of the world's most valuable colts. The win meant the handsome chestnut son of Written Tycoon has now won Australia's two richest races for 2YOs after also sweeping January's Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast. "He's shown right from his very first start that he is special," co-trainer Peter Snowden said. "Today typifies the opinion we've had of the horse - we'd never lost faith in him." The win was an incredible result for leading Sydney based bloodstock agent James Harron who formed a stallion syndicate and Capitalist is a member of his first package. He purchased Capitalist for $165,000 at last year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. "It's a great privilege," Harron said. "I represent a fantastic group of owners who got behind me from day one." He added: "He's a special colt. It's the race that really shapes the breeding industry in Australia - it's a dream come true and it means so much." Capitalist's win continued a remarkable run in the world's richest two-year-old race for graduates of the Magic Millions' Gold Coast sale ring. Of the last 13 winners of the race offered at auction, 10 were sold at the Gold Coast. And the Gold Coast is the only sale source of a Slipper winning colt since 2000 - Capitalist joining the likes of Stratum, Sebring, Pierro and Vancouver in that time.

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