Magic Millions to hold Wood Nook dispersal
RENOWNED Australian nursery Wood Nook Farm will disperse its stock with a 34-strong draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Sale in May.
The Nagambie stud, which has produced numerous Group 1 winners including Final Card, Gallica, Light Fantastic and Stella Cadente, is owned by Bob and Rosemary Scarborough.
"It is with heavy hearts that we are winding up Wood Nook Farm and dispersing our entire bloodstock portfolio, and in due course selling the farm," said Bob Scarborough. "Rosemary and I have really enjoyed our time at the races and sales over the years and have been lucky to enjoy so much success.
"I'm approaching 70 and we have decided that this is the right time to disperse our bloodstock. The thoroughbred racing and breeding industry has been fantastic to us and we have met most of our close friends through the industry, but it's time for a complete lifestyle change. We plan to travel and spend more time with our six grandchildren, who are growing up too quickly.
"We won't be lost to the racing industry as I will continue on as chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club and remain dedicated to its future success and growth, and will also remain on the Australian Pattern Committee."
The draft is comprised of 18 broodmares, four race fillies/mares and 12 foals including the Graded stakes winner and European performer Cheetah, bred by Fittocks Stud, homebred mares Lectrice and Ocean Dream, plus Gaudeamus and Oh Goodness Me, both Group winners formerly trained by Jim Bolger. Gaudeamus has been covered by Medaglia D'Oro, while Oh Goodness Me visited Fastnet Rock.
Foals on offer include lots by Helmet, the late High Chaparral, Medaglia D'Oro and Street Cry, who died in September.
The National Sale begins its nine-session run on Sunday, May 24.