Sterling is planning big
STERLING Cincotta has three horses in the two biggest races of the Magic Millions meeting but his 2K Thoroughbreds racing operation is only just getting started.
2KT connections will cheer on Champagne Jet and Betaima in the 2YO Classic (1200m) after doing the same with Unconditional in the 3YO Guineas (1400m). where a windfall of more than $3 million in prizemoney could await if everything goes to plan.
The mammoth win may only be matched by Cincotta’s investment back into the Magic Millions sales where he said 2KT could triple their $1 million in purchases last year, with the likes of Magic Millions owner Gerry Harvey among his clients.
“We got five horses in January (last year) and spent about $1 million. This year we will probably double, if not triple that. There is one six-figure one I have my eye on.
“The immediate feedback from studs has been great and rightly so. They are keen to spend with us.”
Cincotta, 37, and wife Elise Cincotta, 30, are from a property and development background but believe their racing operation will become a fulltime business late this year.
CHAMPAGNE Jet and Betaima have spent their careers on and off the track together so it comes as no surprise the fillies will feature in the $2 million 2YO Classic today.
The two were bought within the space of a month by Cincotta for a combined $84,000, broken-in by Greg Bennett and stabled with Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds.
They have finished first and second in the same race and played in the same paddock between runs.
Cincotta predicted the two to share a relationship similar to that of Sydney trainer Ron Quinton’s Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom who had a cult following after sharing success while coming up against each other multiple times.
“They will take turns winning,” Cincotta said.
“I’m sure at some level they know each other is out there and in the race.”
Sterling Cincotta and his wife Elise (right) and syndicate member Gaby Doxey will cash in if the cards fall right today in the feature races.