Triscay Revival at Magic Millions
Triscay is a legendary horse that had a distinguished career in the horse racing industry and excelled as a brood mare. She died in March 2006, leaving behind a legacy of excellence, strength and success, which has proven to be exactly what many buyers at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale were looking for. Weanlings that have come from the Triscay pedigree have been fetching prices of approximately $300 000, showing that her line is still as in demand as ever.
Born in Australia in 1987, Triscay was foaled by Tristram Lady and sired by Marscay. During her horse racing career, she earned over $1.9 million for her owners Geoff and Beryl White. With Jack Denham as her trainer, she already had the victory of the Champagne Stakes under her belt by the age of two, winning fifteen races during her time on the track. Five of those wins were at Group One level and four of the Group One triumphs were within the space of a year. Her victories included the AJC Oaks, the Flight Stakes, the QTC Oaks and the Australian Guineas. What makes her victory at the Australian Guineas spectacular is the fact that the only other mare to have ever won the Australian Guineas was Miss Finland.
During her time as a brood mare on the Invermein Stud farm, owned by the Whites, Triscay was known to be a little cranky at times, but the family’s deep love for her, kept her on the farm. Her progeny have proved to be quite spectacular, with horses such as La Baraka, Congenial, Tsuimai and Satyric making history of their own within the racing industry.
At the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, a colt by Oratorio sold for $310 000. The colt’s second dam, Lilande, is the three-quarter sister of Triscay, and the Starcraft colt, which was sold for $200 000, who’s dam is Born a Star, has Ladyeri as his third dam, and she is Triscay’s half sister. The Triscay name still means a lot in the racing industry and carries weight when looking at the pedigree of a horse. She will always be remembered as a champion, and the racing industry will be reminded of her through her progeny.