A second Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner for Bowness and Bon Hoffa

The thoroughbred hub of Morphettville in Adelaide has been a very happy ‘hunting ground’ for Bowness Stud in recent memory and proved so again earlier this week.  For the second time in recent years, Bowness proved to be the source of an Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner when Done By Me (by Bon Hoffa) landed the latest renewal of the $200,000 feature.

A $36,000 purchase from last year's Adelaide Yearling Sale draft, Done By Me outpointed 12 rivals in the valuable juvenile event, recording her second career success from just four race starts.

Trained by the acclaimed horse conditioner Phillip Stokes for Mrs S J Dunn, Mr N C Dunn, Mrs S Byrnes, Mr M J Byrnes, Mr T Dunn, Mr W Dunn, Mr T W Mitchell and Mrs C Mitchell, the daughter of resident Bowness Stud sire Bon Hoffa follows in the same footsteps as Deiheros (by Bon Hoffa) — a previous winner of the very same event for both stallion and stud.

Done By Me also adds to the growing list of distinguished winners to have graduated out a Bowness Stud yearling sales draft. Four-time Group 1 winner Trapeze Artist is obviously the standout, but Group 1 Classic winner Youngstar — the first Australian-bred runner home in both the 2018 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups — is another prominent example.

The victory of Done By Me also continued a very notable run of success for her sire Bon Hoffa, whose recent winners also include the likes of Sydney Highway star Noble Boy and Melbourne stakes winner Bons Away — a gallant fourth in last month's Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) no less.

Significantly, Done By Me’s trainer Phillip Stokes was amongst the buyers of Bowness Stud’s Adelaide Magic Millions draft following his success in the 2YO Classic at nearby Morphettville. The outstanding South Australian horseman went to $44,000 to secure another daughter of Bon Hoffa, just as he had 12 months beforehand when buying Done By Me for much the same kind of figure.


For any further information contact stud principal JOHN NORTH on (+61-0) 428 846 270