Trainer: Michael Costa
Cost: 2.5% @ $1,645 5% @ $3290 10% @ 6,580
The Colt: EUROZONE x AALEYAH
This colt is a really neat package, correct, he moves well, strong, got all the right angles and is a nice horse. This was one of Michael Costa’s top picks at the Inglis Classic Sale. Michael is very excited to be training this colt by Eurozone.
Michael Costa’s commented, “Very nice Eurozone Colt it was actually on my list of the top 3 colts at the sale. I went to the classic sale to really look for 2yo’s this colt had all the right attributes. He has speed on both sides of the pedigree but more than what I look for is more on type, he has short cannon bones , lovely walker. I would say he is nearly 100% correct and that is very rare in a horse. He ticks all the boxes, he has a beautiful length of hip. When he walks he is 100% balanced and gives every indication and every opportunity that he will run early”.
This great moving colt and is at the breakers being educated to insure he is ready to run in the early 2yo races.
Gordan Pratt the breaker reported on 21st March 2017, “Really like this horse, strong, moves well, well balanced, breaking in quite easily. I really like him a lot. He’s sharp forward type of a horse. I think he will make a 2yo. A forward thinking type of a horse just wanted to get out there and get the job done”
This colt has been vet checked and x-rayed.
The colt is related to 9 Black type winners including:
WITH ME a winner of 8 races, 3 at 2 and earnings of $1,350,060 including Oakleigh Plate Gr.1, AJ Moir Stakes Gr.2 and 2nd in the Golden Slipper Gr.1.
ACCOMPLICE a winner of 11 races 1 at 2 and earnings of $697,860 including Galaxy Handicap Gr.1 and the Doomben Ten Thousand Gr.1.
UGO FISCOLO a winner of 5 races 2 at 2 to 2016-2017 including New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas Gr.1 and the Waitako RC James & Annie Sarton Memeorial Gr.2.
Sire: EUROZONE (Undefeated at 2 winner and Gr.2 Stan fox winner )
A colt with untapped potential, Eurozone defeated Horse of the Year, Dissident in the L Rosebud Stakes and Criterion, Australia’s best racehorse (retired to stud in 2016) in the Stan Fox Stakes Gr.2, and the talented Shamus Award in the CF Orr Stakes Gr.1.
Undefeated at 2. By the tremendously talented Northern Meteor out of a Group Stakes Winner.
Dam: AALEYAH (Winner at 1000m)
Aaleyah hails from influential bloodlines in Australia, Danehill, Encosta De Lago, Halo, Last Tycoon and Mr Prospector.
Trainer: MICHAEL COSTA
Michael is a new breed of trainer being diversely skilled in thoroughbred physiology and performance. He is a fresh ambassador for thoroughbred racing, thoroughbred rehabilitation and welfare. His expectation of perfection is renowned within the industry. As is his natural horsemanship and ability to listen to his horses. Michael’s stable is positioned on the Gold Coast race track and is in close proximity to all of the major tracks.
RACE NOMINATIONS and BONUS SCHEMES:
$3.5M Golden Slipper and Golden Rose Nominations, BOBS and BOBS Extra Nominations, $1.5M Blue Diamond and Blue Sapphire Stakes, Rich Inglis Race Series.