It was an exciting day for the Australian racing industry as Magic Millions executed the richest raceday in history and Clear Mountain Fairview were immensely proud to feature.
With over $10million dollars of prize money on offer, Clear Mountain Fairview’s Mister Booze and Feltre gave their respective races a shake, both finishing runner’s up to current Group 1 champions.
Mister Booze (G4 Tycoon Ruler-Buck ‘n’ Jazz) lined up in the Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate over 1300 metres and chased the ‘people’s horse’, Buffering, finishing just one and a half lengths off the multiple Group 1 champion.
The talented Tycoon Ruler youngster collected $185,000 for his efforts, amassing his prizemoney pool to over $346,000 for Queensland owners Leigh and Leith Wanless.
Mr Wanless purchased Mister Booze from Clear Mountain Fairview’s 2013 Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale draft, for what can be considered a mere $6,000.
Mister Booze was bred by Bob and Maree Frappell of Clear Mountain Fairview after they bred and raced the dam, Buck ‘n’ Jazz.
Buck ‘n’ Jazz is by Buck’s Pride, one of the early sires that stood at the original Clear Mountain property.
Buck’s Pride has certainly proved to be a sire of broodmares as fellow daughter Proud, also bred and raced by the
Frappell’s, has produced a long list of gallopers, all winners.
Mister Booze is now trained by David Murphy and was ridden by Brad Stewart.
Breeders Bob and Maree Frappell were trackside at the Jeep Magic Millions raceday for the gallant runs and were ecstatic with the results.
“To have horses qualify for today’s race meeting is fantastic but to finish in the top two is just terrific,” Bob Frappell said after the races.
“Mister Booze carries the traits for his sire, Tycoon Ruler, a tough racehorse that puts in 110 per cent.
“We could not be any happier with what Tycoon Ruler is doing as a sire both on the track and in the breeding barn.
“Standing at just $4,400 he is the most profitable option for racing or breeding a QTIS success story,” Frappell said.
Feltre also made heads turn when he rattled home to finish in a photo with Queensland Group 1 champion in Tinto.
The flashy five-year-old gelding was born and raised at Clear Mountain Fairview and after being passed in at the 2012
Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale, Feltre returned to Clear Mountain Fairview to be broken in and educated under the careful supervision of stud manager Mick Frappell.
Trained and part-owned by Lyn Tipper, Feltre collected $188,333 for his gutsy effort, giving connections total earnings of $377,733.
Feltre has collected a prizemoney cheque 13 out of his 18 starts since commencing his career at the Sunshine Coast on Australian Day in 2014.
Clear Mountain Fairview stud manager Mick Frappell had an opinion of Feltre from a young age.
“From day one is was a nice type with a great temperament,” Frappell said.
“From when I handled him as a foal, to breaking him to halter, preparing him for the sales and then breaking him, he took each process in his stride.
“Congratulations to all connections, including long-time family friend Bill Andrews and his brother John, who have been loyal supporters of Clear Mountain Fairview,” Frappell ended.
Mister Booze has a full-sister (two-year-old) available for purchase which has been broken in and educated at Clear Mountain Fairview.
Clear Mountain Fairview will also have a draft of 13 yearlings heading to the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale on March 21 and 22.