Promising juvenile Hugo Maguire heads for Victoria after sale deal

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Up-and-coming youngster Hugo Maguire is heading to Australia where he will join the stables of former New Zealand trainer Brent Lilley.

A deal has been agreed to sell the promising juvenile but trainer Kyle Marshall has retained a share in the colt.

Hugo Maguire won his final race in New Zealand on Thursday August 25, taking his earnings to more than $16,000 from his five starts.

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Kyle Marshall told Harness News Desk:

“He was sold before the race and I have kept a share in him. He will go to Brent Lilley in Melbourne and will leave on the 31st (of August),” Marshall said.

“He will do a good job over there and we will put in a late payment for the Breeders’ Crown.”

Hugo Maguire was bought by Kyle Marshall Racing as a yearling, one of a number of youngsters acquired at last year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred’s National Yearling Sale.

Meanwhile, another from the KMR stable, Son Of Mac, will be sent south for the Harness Millions after his connections have rejected offers for him.

He may have a travel companion in Whooshka who recorded back-to-back wins with another victory at Cambridge Raceway on August 27.

“We might travel her down south with Son Of Mac. She might be a travel buddy, we will just play it by ear,” Marshall said.

Main photo: Hugh Maguire leads Son Of Mac in a training run.

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