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Very Athletic Magic Millions Paid Up Filly By Exciting Young Sire out Of Proven Mare


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Wandjina (AUS) 2011
Hush Up (AUS) 2006
19 August 2016
AFS no:
Aratula 4309 QLD, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Patrick Payne
Location: Plumpton 2761 NSW View map »

Bonus incentive schemes:

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I was really taken by this filly when inspected her in the Newgate Farm draft at this January Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast. She had achieved a high rating when the yearlings were inspected in December at the farm and had really come on since then. This is a very good sign. In my opinion yearlings that improve and cope with a yearling preparation are more likely to be successful racehorses.

Wandjina is from the immediate family of our very good mare Hijack Hussy. Hijack Hussy is by Hussonet out of a Danehill line mare. We have the reverse situation with this filly. Hijack Hussy won the Listed Lexus Hybrid Stakes at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day in 2014 and then went on to the Magic Millions Guineas in 2015 where she started favourite.


The filly is a well grown individual with a lovely head and length of rein. She has good conformation and vetted out with any issues. A copy of the vet report is enclosed in the product disclosure statement. Dr Tim Roberts has written this report and I highly value his input into our selection process.

The filly should get to 15.3 hands in time which is a nice size mare. I don’t like big horses. She is very athletic and has a nice shoulder and hindquarter. The filly is a rich bay in colour and is very attractive to the eye. In many ways she reminds me of our good three years old Believe ‘n Achieve which went on to win more races in Australia in her three years old year than any other horse.

My expectations are that the filly will race at two but will be at her best at three and four years. She is an August foal.


Wandjina was a high-class racehorse winning the Group 1 Australian Guineas as well as being a Sydney two years old winner and placed 4th in the Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial. His other good performances were a win in the CS Hayes Stakes and 3rd in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. He has an outstanding female line which I regard as being very important for any horse going to stud.

The snippets below tell a great story. This is his first crop of yearlings and what an impressive group they are. Wandjina was the 16th highest gross sales at the 2018 Magic Millions Sale of the 85 sires represented with his average price being $151,944.

Rated the fasted two-year-old in Gai Waterhouse's stable of his year.

"He was the fastest two-year-old in my stable – he's the best three-year-old in Australia..." – Gai Waterhouse (in Sydney Morning Herald).

"The final figures [for the Austalian Guineas] are OUTSTANDING – 9 lengths above standard put him right at the top of the tree – a STUNNING performance" – Vince Accardi.

"Wandjina confirmed his potential in the big leagues when splitting two of the best sprinter/milers in the country in Dissident and Chautauqua" – RaceNet.

$1,000,000 dollar yearling – described by his purchaser, James Harron as "...an oil painting."

Out of blue hen mare La Bamba.

By stallion sensation, Snitzel.


Hush up is by the Champion Sire Hussonet who has excelled in every aspect of the breeding cycle. He has produced 96 stakes winners including the outstanding Group 1 winners Weekend Hussler, Husson, Host, Trotomondo, Reaan, Gold Trail and Eagle Falls that are very well known in Australia.

My feeling is in the years ahead it will be through his daughters that we will see his biggest legacy. When bred to Danehill line mares we have seen the Group 1 winners Extreme Choice and Shoals amongst his 62 stakes winners produced already.

I loved Hussonet as a sire and over the years purchased four yearlings by him. Three of these are stakes horses and the 4th has been placed at two of her three starts to date.

Hush Up was a Sydney winner on the track and comes from a superb family with many ‘black type’ performers listed on the page. The pedigree is attached to this summary sheet.

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Bay filly       Foaled 19th August 2016 

WANDJINA SnitzelRedoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)
Snippets' LassSnippets
La BambaLast Tycoon (Ire)Try My Best
PartyLunchtime (GB)
Hussonet (USA)Mr. ProspectorRaise a Native
SacahuistaRaja Baba
Hide My Grades (USA)Honor GradesDanzig
Bury the HatchetTom Rolfe

WANDJINA (AUS) (Bay 2011-Stud 2015). 3 wins–1 at 2–1000 to 1600m, $638,800, £7,088, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, CS Hayes S., Gr.3, 2d ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, 3d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, 4th ATC Todman S., Gr.2, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3. Half-brother to SW Inspiration (Hong Kong Sprint, Gr.1), SW Provence (VRC Desirable H., L) and SW Lucky Unicorn (VRC Chester Manifold S., L). His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

HUSH UP, by Hussonet (USA). 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, AJC Bonnyrigg H., 2d AJC Testa Rossa 2YO H., Ashcroft 2YO H. Half-sister to GRADUATION DAY, Galaxy Gal. This is her third live foal. Dam of 2 foals to race, inc:-

 Silence - Eagle (H.K.) (g by Foxwedge) 2 wins at 2, A$104,800, in 2016-17, ATC TAB 2YO H.


2nd dam

HIDE MY GRADES (USA), by Honor Grades. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Half-sister to BURYYOURBELIEF,  Pretty Persuasive (dam of PRETTY DISCREET). Dam of 12 named foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

GRADUATION DAY (g Trippi) 6 wins to 1200m, R448,500, to 2017-18, Turffontein Golden Loom H., L, Racing It's a Rush S., Get Your 1st Deposit Matched Up S., Vaal Racing. It's a Rush H., 3d Turffontein Racing It's a Rush H.

Galaxy Gal (f Encosta de Lago) 5 wins to 1400m, R297,278, 3d Kenilworth Southern Cross S., Gr.2, 4th Kenilworth Champagne S., Gr.3, Fairview Lady's Pendant, L, Kenilworth Olympic Duel S., L. Producer.

 Hush Up. 2 wins. See above.

 Fast Learner. Unraced. Dam of-

Manhattan Boss (g Sebring) 3 wins at 1400m, 1500m to 2016-17, 3d SAJC Chairman's S., Gr.3.


3rd dam

BURY THE HATCHET, by Tom Rolfe. Unraced. Half-sister to MR NUTCRACKER,  Key to the North (dam of STRAIGHT SOUTH). Dam of 16 named foals, 13 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

BURYYOURBELIEF (f Believe It) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$308,879, Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.1, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Santa Ysabel S., L, 4th Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1.

 Joann's Reality. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

 Scarlet Queen. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

EMERALD QUEEN (f O'Reilly) 7 wins from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$234,290, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, 2d Canterbury Breeders S., Gr.3, Manawatu Breeders' S., Gr.3, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3.

 Pretty Persuasive. Raced once. Dam of 2 winners-

PRETTY DISCREET (f Private Account) 3 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, US$230,422, Saratoga Alabama S., Gr.1, Allowance, 2d Belmont Matron S., Gr.1, 3d Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, Aqueduct Turnback the Alarm H., L. Dam of 7 winners-

DISCREET CAT (c Forestry) 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, US$474,680, 4,487,760Dhs in U.S.A. and U.A.E, Aqueduct Cigar Mile H., Gr.1, UAE Derby, Gr.2, Belmont Jerome H., Gr.2, Nad al Sheba Areej Trophy, 3d Belmont Vosburgh S., Gr.1, Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile S., L. Sire.

DISCREETLY MINE (c Mineshaft) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$799,350, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.1, Fair Grounds Risen Star S., Gr.2, Saratoga Amsterdam S., Gr.2, Monmouth Jersey Shore S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Champagne S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.2, Woody Stephens S., Gr.2, 4th Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Spectacular Bid S., L. Sire.

PRETTY WILD (c Wild Again) 7 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1m, US$398,280, Monmouth Frisk Me Now S., L, 2d Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1, Saratoga Hopeful S., Gr.1, 3d Belmont Jerome H., Gr.2. Sire.

 Lady Discreet. Placed at 2 & 3 in U.S.A. Dam of 7 winners-

CHARY (f Montbrook) 3 wins from 6f to 9f, Calder Oaks, L. Producer.

COURTESAN (f Street Sense) 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1m to 11f, US$224,406, Gulfstream Park Juvenile Filly Turf S., L, 2d Kentucky Downs Fasig-Tipton Ladies Marathon S., L, 3d Keeneland Jessamine S., Gr.3, Bewitch S., Gr.3.

 Pretty Boundary. Unplaced. Dam of 3 winners-

CONCORDE'S EDGE (c Concorde's Tune) 4 wins at 5f, 6f, Monmouth Gilded Time S., L.

 Discreetly Awesome. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

AWESOME MARIA (f Maria's Mon) 9 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 9f, US$1,114,875, Belmont Ogden Phipps H., Gr.1, Matron S., Gr.2, Shuvee H., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Rampart S., Gr.3-twice, Sabin S., Gr.3-twice, Saratoga Riskaverse S., L, 2d Aqueduct Gazelle S., Gr.1, Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, 3d Belmont Ogden Phipps H., Gr.1, Delaware H., Gr.2, Parx Racing Cotillion S., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Topicount S., L.

 Forgive the Past. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

Forgiving Monarch (f Wavering Monarch) 6 wins from 6f to 9f, US$220,525, Aqueduct Allowance 3YO+f&m, Churchill Downs Allowance, 2d Mountaineer Park West Virginia Senate President's Cup, L, 4th Meadowlands Miss Liberty H., L. Dam of 4 winners-

DISCREET COMMANDER (g Deputy Commander) 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$205,999, Woodbine Display S., L, 3d Woodbine Marine S., Gr.3, Victoria Park S., L, Charlie Barley S., L.