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Gold Coast National Weanling Sale

The 2019 Gold Coast National Weanling Sale got away to a good beginning when the first lot sold, by So You Think, from Babel for $200,000.

Sales of $200,000 and above were fairly frequent during the first session, when 265 lots were catalogued.

L ot 15 a filly by Kingman, was knocked down to Kitchwin Hills Stud for $280,000, Lot 44, a Not A Single colt to Ampulla Lodge for $280,000, Lot 53, a colt by Not A Single Doubt, was claimed by James Bester for$300,000.

Laceby Lodge Stud had the final bid on Lot 123, a colt by Exceed and Excell, and Lot 166 for $230,000.

Lot 207, a filly by American Pharoah, knocked down to Suman Hedge Bloodstock for $200,000, Lot 221, a colt by Capitalist, sold for $200,000 to Grant Bloodstock, Lot 222, by Not A Single Doubt for $250,000, and another Capitalist colt went to the call of Bruce Mackenzie.

Lot 258, a chestnut colt by Written Tycoon, sold for $290,000, the buyer, Fernrigg Farm NSW.

The day finished with a Gross Amount of $10,067,500, with an Average of $59,926, and the Median $30,000, with a clearance rate of 75 % .


Not Just a Sale but a Bonanza


Not Just a Sale but a Bonanza

The best bred horses to be offered

 Over 9 Sessions


Racehorse Sale

2019 Gold Coast National

       Racehorse Sale

The biggest and best domestic and international buying bench will present owners, breeders, with a world class opportunity, on the Gold Coast, this May and June.

Entries are now open for the Southern Hemisphere’ number one thoroughbred breeding stock auction, the Magic Millions National Sale.

“We are delighted to again present to vendors the opportunity to nominate for the world’s leading bloodstock auctions” Magic Millions Managing Director, Barry Bowditch, said.

“Not only is this the National Sale, the peak sale of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, year after year it is the biggest and best, because it delivers the perfect vehicle for all participants to sell and purchase bloodstock at every level”.

“Our competitive commission rates allow us the opportunity to attract the largest buying bench possible and to market the sale to a global audience”.

Entries for the weanlings, yearlings, race fillies, and broodmares has closed.

The National Yearling Sale continues to prove popular with buyers with an average price of over $43,000 for Book One.

A quarter of the sale gross 2018 came from international buyers, with that spent $3.25 million.

There were 199 individual lots last year from 10 countries, and 35 of those buyers spending $100,000 or more.


Gold Coast March Yearling Sale 2019

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Gold Coast March Yearling Sale

390 Lots

18 - 19 March

 It is fitting that Eureka Stud will open proceedings, seeing they have the largest draft of 42 lots, bred on the Darling Downs of sunny Queensland.

Often the opening lot can be the cheapest, but surely not in this case, Lot 1 has a lot going for him, he has a very sound interesting pedigree to open proceedings.

He is out of an unraced daughter of Mannerism, there are a lot of winners in the family, his dam Nakedindaspa has left six winners and is a three quarter sister to Dandify, and Manner Hill.    

Bel Esprit, who spent some time in Queensland and is still getting winners, has 13 lots and there are some nice horses among them.

It will be interesting to see how Spirit of Boom is received, he had a bumper sale result, he is getting winners, he has had 87 runners so far with 34 winners, he is doing the job and has had a Black Type success in his first crop already.

Better Than Ready is certainly doing the job, he is currently a strong candidate for champion first season sire.

He stands where Smokey Eyes stood, and before that The Buzzard, the greatest sire of stayers we have known, they came no better than him.  

There could be a sleeping giant in the sale in the form of Spill The Beans, he is by Snitzel, he has been well promoted and well represented with 35 lots.

Spill The Beans is a highly promising sire with all the qualities that make a sire, he was unbeaten as a two year old, had eleven starts, in all winning five races, only out of the money three times.

There is a strong case for the lightly raced sires and possibly mares, we will have to wait and see if Winx can turn that around.


Adelaide Yearling Sales

Adelaide Yearling Sales

523 Lots Over 2 Sessions

March 12 and 13

Adelaide has always been a good genuine sale, horses make what they are worth, there is virtually a lot of good horses that have emerged from the Adelaide Sales, and it is not an inflated sale.

Without Fear was a prolific sire, he stood under the care of the late Colin Hayes at Lindsay Park that was a wonderful era, Colin was the leading breeder for several years, he created records, and grandson Sam is emulating him.

Cornerstone has the biggest draft, with 46 lots by a variety of sires, Sam Hayes is not putting all his eggs in one basket, all his sires are basically first season sires.

The Free Eagle colt, out of Shanghai Moon, made $250,000 in Melbourne, he looks a likely Derby colt, he is sure to stay, he has a double cross of Sadler’s Wells, he was selected by a good judge in John Foote of Queensland.

Zebedee is an interesting sire, he has 20 lots to be offered in the sale, he was very quick and is showing the speed that has made him a much sought after sire in Europe, where he has sired 234 winners.

Morphettville is a great sales centre, you can move about in comfort and the staff is always obliging.


Tasmanian Yearling Sales


142 Lots over one session

25th February

The major vendors include Graeme McCulloch’s Grenville Stud at Whitemore with 40 lots, the Whishaw’s family ‘s Armidale Stud with 37 Lots, and Barry Stewart’s Brooklyn Park with a draft of 14 lots, are being prepared by Barry Baker, a very good horseman.

The new season’s Sires List includes Free Eagle by High Chaparral, Headwater by Exceed and Excel, Kermadec by Teofilo , Outreach by Exceed And Excel, Ready For Victory by More Than Ready, Rich Enuff by Written Tycoon ,Scissor Kick by Redoute’s Choice, Night Of Thunder by Dubawiand, Nostradamus by Medaglia D’Oro, Super One by I Am Invincible, and Trust In A Gust by Keep The Faith.

Yearlings by first season sires are always interesting, in particular Headwater, he was a brilliant racehorse by Exeed and Excel, he has two yearlings in the sale, a colt, lot 60, is out of a Lonhro mare, while the filly is from Phyl’s Choice, she won 3 races and showed a lot of pace.

Star Witness has proved a very successful sire at Widden, he has two fillies, lot 62 is out of Leica Forward, this is a proven family, she will be among the top lots, two dams on the page is enough.

The second filly from Redbougg, a bit short on pedigree but may have an advantage as the dam won 5 races.

A lot of interest is sure to be shown in lot 28 a filly by by Better Than Ready, he is currently the leading first season sire nationally.

He is located on the Darling Downs at Lynhurst Stud; he is a magnificent horse and is leaving quality horses, this filly will be much sought after.

Magnus is represented by three lots, a filly and two colts, lot 24 the colt out of Ecosse by West Guest, she is a winning mare, lot 46 is soundly bred, Ll Sogno won twice, the second dam, Tickle My by Perugino, won 11 races, most at Group level, it is a proven family, the filly has a double cross of Danehill.



Perth 2019 Yearling Sales

Perth 2019 Yearling Sales

310 Lots over 2 Sessions

18—19 February 2019

A number of proven sires are featured in an interesting catalogue that have played a major role in the Western Australian thoroughbred breeding industry.

Blackfriars the 1999 Victoria Derby winner can hold his head high, great sire as this will be second last crop of yearlings,, Oratorio and War Chant are proven sires.

Lot 12 The only Snitzel in the sale and it’s a filly, she is a chestnut out of Belle D’Amour she is a winner by Jet Spur, she was a winner as a two year old.

Lot 13 Bay colt out of a Snitzel mare Binky Toy, she is a dual winner and the colt has a double cross of Blackfriars  

Lot 24 Bay or Brown colt by War Chant he is out of Classic Smile she has had foals to race all are winners including Dainty Tess a winner of 14 races.

Lot 26 Bay or Brown filly Safeguard from Coast From The Post by Anabaa she won 2 races dam of 3 foals to race all winners.

Lot 39 Bay Filly with residual value she is by Zouzstar who is currently in the UK, the filly is out of Donna Intelligente by Dehere.

Lot 46 Bay Colt by Demerit his dam Female Agent is a dual winner she has had 2 foals to race both are winners.

Lot 50 Brown Colt by Manhattan Rain there is a lot of black type in this pedigree he is out of a Flying Spur mare she never raced the second dam Flitter won 9 races, there is a lot to like about this pedigree.

Lot 64 Chestnut Filly Star Witness this pedigree has a lot of appeal, grand dam Princesa by Danehill, she runs back to Kapchat, she proved a very good mare.

Lot 66 Bay Colt this fellow has quite some appeal, he is by the prolific winning progeny of I Am Invincible from Jestceny by Real Jester, he looks like being a flying machine.

Lot 85 Bay Filly by Dundeel from she is out of a nice mare in Mendicity she won five races and has black type

Lot 101 Bay Filly by Blackfriars she out of a very good race mare Pegs Pride her first foal has been placed.

Lot 104 this is the second lot by I Am Invincible to be offered a colt from Pink Diamonds an Encosta de Lago mare this is a second foal.

Lot 116 The first of the progeny of Press Statement to be offered from Risktaker she won 4 races this is her 4th foal.

Lot 122 Bay Colt by Snippetson from Sambar she has left plenty of winners she has won at Randwick.    

Lot 127 a chestnut filly by Magnus from Sharmane by Rock of Gibraltar she is bred on a double cross 3X3 to Danehill.


Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Buyers will find a carefully selected catalogue for the 2019 Magic Millions Sales over 5 sessions, with 1122 yearlings to be offered from the leading stud farms within Australia.

Racing has never been so good, stake money is at a premium and that is reflected with the investment in property and bloodstock.

The Magic Millions on the Gold Coast, it just gets better every year, people are in holiday mode and it’s just possible Christmas may have been over looked.    

Australia can hold its head high, it is a world leader in the breeding of bloodstock, a number of our current sires have now shuttled to U K, including Redoute’s Choice and Fastnet Rock with others, whilst Zoustar heads off to Gloustershire for a stud season in a few days.

Of the top ten sires nationally, last season the top seven were Australian bred, with Snitzel, I Am Invincible and Fastnet Rock filling between the three top places, they accounted for prize money earnings of $60,703,071.

Last year’s results were excellent with a catalogue of 1062 lots entered, and allowing for withdrawals and pass ins, 858 lots were sold, the turnover was $167,707,000, with the top colt, lot 373, by I Am Invincible from Tai Tai Tess, topping the sale at two million dollars.

Thirty seven yearlings at the corresponding sale in January last year, 37 lots by I Am Invincible sold for $17,710,000.          

I Am Invincible is a remarkable sire, he is on top of the world siring quite a lot of winners, he is a much sought after sire.

Among the big drafts Arrowfield is well represented, with 65 lots, Baramul with 80 lots, Coolmore 52 lots , Newgate 59 lots, Newhaven 33 lots, Vinery 23 lots , Widden 41 lots and Yarraman 31 lots.

All Too Hard has 29 lots, Choisir 19 lots, first season sire, Deep Field, is being well promoted with 41 lots, Fastnet Rock 20 lots, Headwater 18 lots , I Am Invincible 61 lots, More Than Ready 30 lots, the brilliant Headwater 18 lots, Nicconi 22 lots, Not A Single Doubt, a consistent sire, 30 lots , Pierro 32 lots, Press Statement, he is a real chance as a sire 15 lots , Rubick 16 lots, Sebring 42 lots,Smart Missile 20 lots, Snitzel, leading sire for the 2017-2018 season, with progeny earnings of $29,243,613, has a draft of 45 lots, while freshman sire, Vancouver, winner of the Golden Slipper, has 35 lots and been well promoted, while So You Think, with 21 lots, and Zoustar with 46 lots, will be popular.

i am inv march 2012 HR Mobile 2I Am Invincible has an excellent draft

 Baramul Stud will open the sale with the Fastnet Rock colt from Palacio De Cristal, she won 5 races in good company there is no shortage in Black Type here.

Lot 10, the colt offered is among the Widden draft, he is sure to draw attention being by Medaglia d’Oro from Peggy Jean, she is a winner of the ATC Sires Produce Group 1, this is her second foal.

Lot 34, a Redoute’s Choice Colt is out of Purely Spectacular, Lot 63, a filly by Snitzel from Response, is a Group 1 success.  

Lot 104, this is a nice pedigree, the colt by Snitzel, his dam was handy, she won an Epsom, this is her third foal, lot 117, is colt by Zoustar, his dam, Shakeira, won seven races.

Lot 152, the colt by Sebring from Solar Charge, lot 197, a filly by I Am Invincible from Sweet Sanette she won 8 races, and the sire is leaving some excellent fillies.

Lot 200, bay colt by Medaglia D’oro from Swiss Rose, she won twice, could lightning again? Last year lot 373 sold for 2 million, his full brother is lot 204.      

Lot 379, is a bay colt by Fastnet Rock from Ballet Suite, it is a strong family, Lot 417 by Redoutes Choice, he is a proven success, the dam, Breakfast In Bed, this is her second foal.

Lot 446 is by I Am Invincible, a bay colt from Champagne Cath, she was winner, lot 586 by Sebring from Flying Snitzel is a nice colt, lot 665 by the leading sire, I Am Invincible from Hurtle Myrtle, it is a sound pedigree.

Lot 706, a chestnut colt by the unbeaten Frankel, is out of Kahara River, while lot 801 is by Myboycharlie, his dam Mine Game is related to Jameka.


Gold Coast Yearling Sale


Gold Coast Yearling Sale

        1122 Lots

9—13 January 2019


Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale

       Magic Millions Sales

   Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale

Tuesday October 9th 219 Lots at 11am

This is an interesting catalogue with a big number of young well bred horses to be offered.

Spirit of Boom was all the rage at the March Yearling Sales on the Gold Coast, with numerous yearlings selling into six figures.

He is represented by just 3 lots, a filly early in the sale is out of the Redoute’s Choice mare, Cool Choice, the family is loaded with winners.

Currently leading sire, I Am Invincible, who sired 7 winners last week, has just the one entry, Lot 83 from Lalla Rookh by Street Cry; she won 4 races up to 2050 metres.

Baramul Stud leads the way with 36 lots, the draft reared in the Widden Valley, renowned as choice horse breeding country.

The colt by leading two year old sire, Zoustar, out of Eighth Wonder, creates much interest as she should, about being the last of the Danehill mares, and she is out of Jezabeel, winner of the 1998 Melbourne Cup.

Lot 40, the bay colt by Deep Field, and Freestyle, has produced a host of winners; this is the family of the Stellar Artios.

Written Tycoon has two lots to be sold, Lot 4, early in the sale, she is best illustrated as having residual value that is a nice pedigree.

A lot of successful horses have been reared off the lush pastures of Lyndhurst Stud on the Darling Downs.

Better Than Ready is located there, he is poised to make his presence felt, he is getting some nice horses coming along, he has 6 Lots to go under the hammer.

Rubick is a promising young sire with a lot of potential, Lot 172, there is a lot of winners in the family.


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