Kobayashi Gelding Stillwell caught the eye of Australian Bloodstock at this year’s Gold Coast National Yearling Sale.

The then Colt went through the sale as Lot 1784 and was knocked down for $37,500.

“If you didn’t look at a pedigree and inspected 100 yearlings in a paddock I feel very confident he would be in everyone’s top 5 picks, such is his presence.” – Luke Murrell

With noticeable power behind the saddle and a pedigree of early performers he looks everybit an early runner.

Being a big gross yearling who’s a standout on physical type the decision was made to geld him early.

“We will give him some time after being gelded and should see him racing around Christmas.” – Luke Murrell

As a complete outcross to Danehill blood, Kobayashi’s pedigree is littered with not only 2YO winners, but black type 2YOs and being by one of Australia’s leading sires, Kobayashi is an extremely exciting proposition.

“Some horses just grab you and this guy had me from hello. He was inspected many times so it was a surprise to get him for so cheap.” – Luke Murrell

He will head to leading provincial trainer Kris Lees where he will be given every opportunity.

Australian Bloodstock is no stranger to success with races like The All Star Mile, Melbourne Cup and TJ Smith stakes on their resume.

In recent times they have put more resources into the Australian Yearling market and it is paying dividends. Blueblood mare Redoute’s Image won at Eagle Farm on Saturday while another impressive mare in the stable Wandabaa, an $80k purchase, has now won over $500,000.

“We are thrilled with the success of our yearlings and our connections are reaping the rewards” – Jamie Lovett

With big results in the sales ring recently also the team are having no issue with finding clients for new horses.

“The majority of our horses are snapped up by our existing clients, we are very grateful for the amazing connections we have.” – Luke Murrell

With consistent results and happy owners it’s all systems go for Australian Bloodstock.


Featured Horse!


Magic Millions Lot 425
Trainer: Archie Alexander
Purchased for $264,000inc

‘’I love the stallion, we have 3 in our system and they all go well, one in particular is top draw. We went looking for a Shalaa, and it didn’t take long to find him, he found us. Super colt.
Luck would have it, Australian Bloodstock were on him too, they are great judges, and we are delighted to have the colours in the stable.”
– Archie Alexander


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