Harness Jewels 2YO Emerald winner Beaudiene Boaz is the latest classy two-year-old that has been purchased into the stable of leading Perth trainer, Gary Hall Snr.
The Badlands Hanover colt, who was trained by Ray Green, is the third pricey two-year-old that has been bought by Hall in the last month.
The other two are smart fillies Nuala and Giuliana Rancic, who were both snapped up by Hall Snr after making impressive winning debuts.
Nuala, who is a daughter of Changeover and smart mare Forever Blue, was purchased out of the stable of Greg and Nina Hope for a six figure sum, while American Ideal filly Giuliana Rancic also fetched good money for her co-trainer-owner, Josh Dickie.
Other two-year-olds that have been snapped up by the huge Perth market this season include Ardee, who is set to debut in WA tonight, and Assassinator, who finished a narrow second in his Australian debut at Pinjarra yesterday behind another ex-Kiwi two-year-old in Arturus.
Meanwhile, classy two-year-old Smoke N Santanna, who has been the subject of a couple of big offers this season, was humanely put down last week after breaking a leg in a paddock accident while spelling.
“It’s a real shame as he was a very nice horse who was going to come back even better at three,” said Ricky May, who drove the son of Santanna Blue Chip and Smoke N Mirrors to win his last at Addington.
“Mark (Jones-trainer) had a big opinion of the horse and was keen to keep racing him in order to try and pick up some more penalty-free wins, but the owners wanted to look after him and spell him and then something unfortunate like this has gone and happened.”
“It’s just goes to show that sometimes you are better to take the opportunities while they are there as racing can be a really cruel game at time but you never expect something like this to happen.
“It only ever happens to the good ones,” he concluded.
By Mitchell Robertson