Star addition to MM Broodmare

14 Apr 2021

The Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, to be held in May, is always a highlight of our year at Willow Park and we will present another strong draft of mares in 2021. 


The highlight of the draft this year no doubt falls to Group 1 winning filly, BONHAM (NZ), who will be offered as a racing and breeding proposition on behalf of prominent owner, Gary Harding, in the supplementary section. 


Trained by Johno Benner and Hollie Wynard at Otaki, the lightly raced Bonham is currently rated the second best 3yo filly in New Zealand behind Oaks winner and NZ Filly of the Year, Amarelinha. 


Bonham has only had six starts to date and is a winner of four, including the Group 1 Levin Classic over 1600m in January, defeating the boys. At her first start back this preparation on March 20, she ran second in the Group 2 Wellington Guineas behind Need I Say More, after jumping awkwardly and being held up rounding the home turn. 


A daughter of Per Incanto (USA), Bonham was bred by Little Avondale Stud and partners. She is the second foal of Redoute’s Choice mare, Fortune’s Choice, who incidentally was purchased from Willow Park’s 2016 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale draft carrying her first foal. 


“It is such an honour to offer another G1 winner at the Magic Millions sale on behalf of Gary Harding, for whom we previously sold the Willow Park bred, Bounding, for $1.9m at this very sale a few years ago.

Bonham has enormous upside on the track, she smashed Matchmaker (NZ) by seven lengths in NZ and the latter came out to win the G3 PJ Bell at Randwick just last Saturday. Bonham has the added residual of already being a G1 winner and a beautiful type” commented Willow Park’s Glenn Burrows.