Magic Millions Day 4 – Super SHALAA (IRE) Filly Becomes 8th Dynamic Buy


Keeping with our strategy in 2020 of purchasing progeny of Champion Racehorses which have transitioned in 2020 into now exciting First Crop Sires, Dynamic Syndications added to our haul from this year’s Magic Millions by securing our 8th and final purchase from this year’s sale.

Lot 842 offered by Rheinwood Pastoral Co (as agent) was a stunning SHALAA Filly out of TALENTED MISS (Al Maher).

We had wanted to buy a quality daughter of SHALAA (IRE) at these sales and we believed we may have been going home without one. However, we always had our eye on this particular filly from the beginning and we were thrilled to have secured Lot 842 for $80,000 + GST.

Who is SHALAA (IRE)? He was a dominant sprinting 2YO star in 2015 by the “sire of sires” Invincible Spirit (Sire of I Am Invincible). He was a true superstar whose first European yearlings averaged ~ $210,000 AUD and sold up to €600,000 in 2019.

At the 2020 Magic Millions Sales SHALAA was keenly sought with 23 yearlings selling for an average $250,217. They ranged in price from $55,000 to $600,000.

SHALAA was the top-rated juvenile in England and France in 2015 and joined the Arrowfield Stallion roster in 2017 in partnership with Al Shaqab Stud in France.

SHALAA from only 8 starts won 6 races in succession -5 as a 2yo- at 6 furlongs (1200m).

He won 2 x Gr1 races, 2 x Gr2 races and a Gr3 race and his 2yo maiden.

Winning the Group 1 Newmarket Middle Park Stakes and the Group 1 Deauville Prix Morny, SHALAA embodies the speed and style of dominate 2-year-old racing we cherish here in the Australia.

Following his Gr1 Middle Park win Jockey Frankie Dettori commented, "He's got tremendous speed and he is the fastest two-year-old I've ridden. I haven't met a horse fast enough to lead him."

SHALAA’s trainer John Gosden echoed Dettori’s assessment. “He's very, very fast - the fastest two-year-old I've trained. He has so much speed and has that sprinter's build, so he reminds us all of Oasis Dream…He’s of that mould."

However, what also drew us to this fabulous filly was her wonderful female pedigree which is saturated in Black-Type, a family which our Team at Dynamic Syndications have achieved such excellent results with and this filly also had a strong A 310% Pedigree Rating Score.

Our Filly’s Dam is TALENTED MISS by Al Maher a winner of 2 races at 1400m and 1600m.

TALANTED MISS is the Full-sister to the Dynamic Syndications owned mare ACOUPLAMAS (pronounced A-Couple-of-Mars) because she was by Al MAHER x MAHIRA).

ACOUPLAMAS won 2 races for us at 1000m and 1400m and was stakes-placed when 2nd in the BRC Princess Stakes LR. There is no doubt in our mind that she was a mare that we never saw the best from and she could of and should have been a multiple stakes winner such was her class.

She is now proving the real deal at stud having produced Gr3 and LR winner QUICK THINKER, Stakes -Placed THE AUGUST and highly talented currently racing mare SEASONS.


Our filly with her early 6th September foaling date looks a real 2yo type and by a Champion 2YO from a wonderful female family she looks an early 2YO type.