2024 yearlings: Second-crop Magic for Microphone

Crowned Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in a vintage crop: his peers included the likes of now-sires Bivouac, Exceedance, Yes Yes Yes and Castelvecchio as well as fillies Probabeel and Loving Gaby - proven G1 weight-for-age performers against the colts.

Microphone has kicked his career off in fine form, from just five first-crop juvenile runners he has achieved to date (4 January):

  • Pulpit (x Sarah's Holy Belle (USA) (El Corredor (USA))): a 2.26-length city win on debut at Doomben on 22 November. 
  • Miss Judas (x Sistine Angel (Testa Rossa)): a Kirkham Plate-second for Richard and Will Freedman at Royal Randwick on 21 October behind Shangri La Express - a winner of Golden Gift.

From a second crop of 53 live foals, we've delved into each of Microphone's Magic Millions offerings' pedigree pages to provide further insights.

Lot 118: Microphone x Rumble Doll (colt)

Click to view Lot 118: on account of Telemon Thoroughbreds, Innisplain, Qld (As Agent)

Breeder: M & R Services Pty Ltd, NSW

  • Out of the city-winning two-year-old Rumble Doll.
  • Street Cry-line mares have produced 149 Stakes winners including G1 winners Romantic Warrior, Cascadian, September Run, Farnan, Lyre, Tom Kitten and Daumier.
  • From the family of G1-winning sprinters Perfectly Ready and Belle Du Jour.


Lot 186: Microphone x Show Affection (colt)

Click to view Lot 186: on account of Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, QLD

Breeder: Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, QLD

  • Out of the city-winning mare Show Affection.
  • Show A Heart-line mares have produced Group-winning sprinters Every Rose, Winning Rupert, Extreme Warrior, Barbaric, The Velvet King and Swear.
  • Sons of Exceed And Excel have already produced the winner of the G1 Golden Slipper.


Lot 293: Microphone x The Spell (colt)

Click to view Lot 293: on account of Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Daandine Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, QLD

  • Closely related to a G1-winning two-year-old.
  • Exceed And Excel/Encosta de Lago cross has produced G1 winner Prompt Response and Stakes winners Impendabelle, Jamaea and Fashion Legend.
  • Recent Australian-bred G1 winners who are the first foal of their dam include Tuvalu, Bella Nipotina, Amelia’s Jewel and Loving Gaby

Did you know? Daandine are the breeder of Golden Slipper-winning stallion Capitalist AND his Champion Sire Written Tycoon.

Situated near Warwick in Queensland, the farm (Daandine) was established as a commercial entity in the 1920s by Jan Clark’s great-grandfather to operate alongside a highly successful cattle business.

Clark herself has continued a proud family tradition in both of those circles, saying to TTR AusNZ in 2020, “Breeding racehorses is a genetic trait – there was never any chance of me doing anything else,” she said. “But it’s something I enjoy, it’s turned into a great passion of mine, and I love nothing more than seeing people have success with the horses they’ve bought from us."

Lot 941: Microphone x Miramare (colt)

Click to view Lot 941: on account of B2B Thoroughbreds, Mittagong, NSW

Breeder: B2B Thoroughbreds, Mittagong, NSW

  • Closely related to G1 Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress.
  • O’Reilly is the broodmare sire of 126 Stakes winners including G1 winners Shout The Bar, Mo’unga, Pride Of Jenni, Espiona, El Patroness and Major Beel.
  • Sons of Exceed And Excel have already produced the winner of the G1 Golden Slipper.


Click to view Lot 949: on account of Glenbeigh Farm, Scone, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Kambula Stud, SA

  • Half-brother to two Stakes horses Karacasu and Piiink Beauty.
  • Medaglia d'Oro is the broodmare sire of 99 Stakes winners which includes multiple G1-placed sprinter I Am Me.
  • Exceed And Excel/ Medaglia d’Oro cross is responsible for 3 G1 winners Overpass, Astern and Crown Prosecutor and Group winners Kallos and Bacchanlia.
Lot 949: Microphone x Miss Cooper (colt)