26 February 2024
DGR finds Gold at the Coast
at the Coast
22 December 2020
Progressive DGR purchased galloper Ballistic Boy continues to go from strength to strength with his latest victory coming on December 11 in the Doomben Quality Mile.
Purchased by DGR’s Duncan Ramage for a modest sum of A$100,000 from Aquis Farm’s draft at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Ballistic Boy has now notched up six wins and banked nearly A$500,000 in prize money.
Ballistic Boy’s most recent win was a special one for trainer Chris Anderson.
“It was an emotional win, not because of the class of race it was, it was a great race to win but obviously the passing of my dad. Honestly, I looked at the heavens halfway through the race, and I just said I need a bit of help here, and he delivered, and I guess that’s what really brought a bit of emotion to it, to be honest,” said Chris Anderson.
“He’s a great horse, he’s on a great pathway, and he’s only going to keep getting better. I kept saying as a three-year-old that he’s going to be a better four-year-old.”
Ballistic Boy was a two-year-old winner on debut and continued his rich vein of form into his three-year-old season where he won three races, culminating with a victory in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (took out the previous year by DGR purchased/managed Purple Sector).
He has won two on the trot this preparation and is set to take on major summer targets. “He will run in the Shoot Out Quality over 2200m at Eagle farm on January 2 before taking his place in the $1 Million Magic Millions Subzero over 2400m on January 16. Run at the Gold Coast on Magic Millions Feature Day, he will have to fend off the defending champion of 2020, DGR’s very own Primitivo,” said DGR’s Duncan Ramage.
Duncan has already inspected a large number of yearlings catalogued for the 2021 edition of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling Sale and will be on the grounds ready to find the next star at the sale.
Duncan welcomes all enquiries for the upcoming yearling sale series, don’t miss your chance to race the next Ballistic Boy.