Turk Warrior Remains Unbeaten

Exciting juvenile galloper Turk Warrior could be Asia-bound following his impressive win in the $75,000 Tasmanian Magic Millions Classic over 1200 metres in Launceston on Sunday.

TURK WARRIOR.
TURK WARRIOR. Picture: TasRacing.

After making it three wins from as many starts with victory in the $150,000 Gold Sovereign Stakes 10 days earlier, offers from Hong Kong came flooding in with numbers approaching seven figures.

Turk Warrior's trainer Glenn Stevenson confirmed the offers were on the table and that plans are now being made for extensive vet-checks on the gelded son of Outreach.

An offer of $900,000 has been rumoured and Stevenson didn't deny that was one of the offers on the table.

"We'll wait for the dust to settle from this win and then have all the checks done on the horse, we will decide the price, and go from there," Stevenson said.

"The offers are serious, but the owner is prepared to sell if the price is right."

Turk Warrior won on debut in the Tony Carrick Vase then followed up with a brilliant win in the $100,000 Elwick Stakes in Hobart.

That paved the way for an effortless win in the Gold Sovereign and that's when the offers began to surface.

A half-brother to Turk Warrior (Outreach-Ehor) by Zululand will go under the hammer at the 2021 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale as Lot 106 and from all reports the colt has spent two days being paraded before prospective buyers, including Seyit Basol who owns Turk Warrior.

The 2YO Tasmanian Magic Millions Classic was run at hectic tempo with the John Blacker-trained pair of Champagne Cinders and Power Magnum matching motors to the home turn while rider Ismail Toker had the $1.07 favourite three-wide without cover.

As they entered the home straight Power Magnum gained the upper hand, but Turk Warrior strolled alongside and quickly put two lengths on his rivals and went on to score by almost four lengths from Power Magnum with Gee Gee Enuf Speed flashing home late to grab third ahead of Disclevaboy.


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