23 December 2020
DGR Locked and Loaded With Fresh Ammunition
With Fresh Ammunition
14 June 2020
DGR’s Duncan Ramage was highly active throughout the 2020 Yearling Sale Series, purchasing 14 yearlings across the Gold Coast Magic Millions, New Zealand Bloodstock, Inglis Classic and Inglis Easter Yearling Sales.
Duncan was thrilled to secure a variety of colts and fillies from some of Australasia’s leading thoroughbred nurseries, including Arrowfield Stud, Widden Stud, Curraghmore, Cambridge Stud, Windsor Park Stud, Westbury Stud, Lime Country Thoroughbreds, Valiant Stud and Kenmore Lodge.
A selection of yearlings were purchased in partnership with associate trainers across three States in Australia and horses have been placed in stables at Caulfield, Randwick and Eagle Farm.
Adhering to his strict selection criteria, Duncan identified and purchased each yearling with a specific target in mind and has placed each individual with a trainer who has a proven record of success in that arena.
Duncan has meticulously sourced yearlings by proven Group One producing sires, including Pierro, Medaglia d’Oro, Written Tycoon, Dundeel (2), Tavistock (3), Artie Schiller and Rubick.
Adding to the mix, Duncan also bought yearlings by Group One-winning First Season Sires Shalaa, Turn Me Loose and Tarzino, as well as a colt by exciting young Coolmore Stud stallion Vancouver.
Concluding the yearling sale series with a total spend of $3.26 million and an average purchase price of $232,857, Duncan was active across the board, paying between $150,000 and $550,000 to secure top-quality bloodstock for DGR’s clients.
“As always, I put a huge amount of effort into seeking out and buying yearlings that are athletic, have proven pedigrees and represent great value for DGR’s clients,” says DGR Thoroughbred Services’ principal Duncan Ramage.
With the DGR Honour Roll extending this season, Duncan looks forward to further success with his most recent purchases. “I couldn’t be happier with the bloodstock we have secured and I’m looking forward to watching their racetrack careers unfold in the years to come.”
Horses purchased by DGR Thoroughbred Services’ have continued to show their dominance on the racetrack, with the most recent victory coming last weekend when Chris Anderson trained three-year-old Ballistic Boy took out the G3 Rough Habit Plate at Eagle Farm.
“Chris Anderson does an incredible job as a trainer, and we’re really excited about the rising two-year-old Shalaa colt we have in his stable at the moment. We encourage anyone looking to race a classy colt with an inform team to get in touch.”