Wally Gleeson’s boutique draft of 11 quality colts, present a sensational lineup of racing’s future superstars.
Gleeson Thoroughbreds’ list of graduates is headlined by their Group 1 winner Rothfire, Menari Magic and Macau-based Golden Conqueror.
While 2020 was a year to forget for so many around the globe, the family behind Queensland-based Gleeson Thoroughbred Connections will only have the fondest of memories when looking back on the last 12 months when Gleeson-bred Rothfire pulversived his fellow 2YOs to take out the J J Atkins Stakes by over three lengths.
Here we speak to Wally about his top lots and go deeper into his best graduates.
Q: Please tell us more about your top lots and what makes them special?
A: We have 11 quality Lots in this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast sale. Our draft is headlined by the following horses:
Q: Please tell us about the success of your recent graduates from this sale and the farm in general.
A: The flagship horse for our business has been Rothfire. A Gr. 1 winning 2yo with very humble beginnings who earned two Everest slots only to suffer injuries on the eve of both races. But he is not the only talent.
This year’s first Australian 2YO race of the season, the Pat O’Shea Plate, was won by our only Magic Millions January graduate in Menari Magic. She is being targeted at the rich Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
We are also closely following Aleeboom who is knocking on the door of stakes success in the southern state sprints. Also, Love For All has come up well in her latest preparation with a last-start win. Her timing is perfect with the rich New Zealand races just around the corner.
And Macau based sprinter, Golden Conqueror, has been a favourite of our farm with his consistent record of 9 wins.