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Tasmanian Yearling Sales


Tasmanian Yearling Sales

Monday 24th February

146 Lots Commencing at 12 Noon

Alpine Eagle, a first season sire by High Chaparral, has the largest draft numbering with 26 lots 16 fillies and 10 colts.

He is getting the numbers, breeders are supporting him which is encouraging, he is not going to get speedy squibs, he has a stayer’s pedigree.

Interest is sure to be shown in Lot 99, the colt by the former crack two year old Flying Artie , the only entry by his sire in the sale.

Lot 104, the only colt by Headwater, he does get nice progeny, he is a nice horse himself, he should create interest as he has winners in his first crop, his progeny come early which is a huge advantage.

Looking for a winner? Well try a Magnus, they seldom fail, he has a great strike rate record, he continues to leave winners.

Needs Further, standing at Armidale has 43 Lots; while Grenville has 41 Lots to sell, both are the major studs in Tasmania.

The best bet of the sale is likely to be Adelaide trainer Gordon Richards, he never misses Tassie, he is an odds on.



Perth Yearling Sales

Perth Yearling Sales

17 & 18 February 2020

With 331 Lots to Offer      


As is usual this is an interesting sale with a number of new sires appearing on the scene and by attrition those that sadly faded away.

I refer to Blackfriars; he has left an indelible image on the Western Australian Bloodstock Industry that cannot easily be erased.

Blackfriars was the last son of the great Danehill at stud in Australia, I doubt if there is another in the world.

He is represented by 15 yearlings in the sale and as fitting as it will be, the last roll of the dice, there is no more, this is the final scene.

Nicconi is a dual Group 1 winner as a sire and getting Group 1 progeny evidenced by the amazing success of Nature Strip on VRC Oaks Day, and a likely candidate for Royal Ascot in July.  

I’m sure Chris Waller would have the same view, this is an excellent pedigree, he is Lot 13 in the sale

The two lots to follow are by Pierro, he is proving a highly successful sire, his win is a Slipper success, he has averaged $239,500 on the Coast for his yearlings.

This is the first crop of Winning Rupert’s, he was a very good two year old, he had a lot of pace and his progeny are impressive.

The colt by Deep Field, Lot 22, is from a good black type family that has stood the test of time; the colt is by a good black type family.

It will be of interest if the two fillies, catalogued as Lot 39 and Lot 81 by Shalaa, the European champion colt, his draft on the Gold Coast averaged $250,217.

Magnus has 3 lots to represent him, they all win races, he is among the most consistent sires in the land, he gets genuine racehorses.

Awesome Rock 17 Lots,-Blackfriars 15 Lots, Playing God 12 Lots –Snippetson 21 Lots make up the sale.                                                                        


Yearling Sales Over 5 Sessions

January 8—9 – 10 –11 – 12 carefully selected group of 1065 yearlings.

What can we expect of this sale Barry? “This is a fantastic sale from every point of view; people come to this sale, buy to a horse on any budget, and take it home and are satisfied.”

“Every Everest winner has been a Magic Millions graduate; numerous winners have gone on to win the prestigious Golden Slipper Stakes.”

                      Barry Bowditch

                       Managing Director


The Magic Millions will go into full swing on Monday January 8 for the first of five days of selling.

This is a strong catalogue with a good international flavour, with a strong influence on speed that is the way investors are heading; they want at least a reasonable return instead of promises.

Two year old racing has become very popular with syndicators; people are looking for a quick return with new people coming into racing.

American Pharoah is an interesting inclusion in the sale, he is a American Triple Crown Champion, winning the Kentucky Derby, Breeders Cup and the Preakness Stakes, he has 27 lots in the sale. i

It is quite interesting the number of entires that were covered as three year olds and have yearlings in the Magic Millions Sales, the busiest was Capitalist, he was the Golden Slipper winner with 44, Flying Artie 21, Winning Rupert 18, Extreme Choice 16 and Star Turn 15.


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Gold Coast Sales

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14 -15 October


Gold Coast 2 year olds In Training Sale

   With a Wide Range of First Season Sires

269 Lots From Leading Vendors



This sale has always proved popular with trainers, stake money is ever increasing it makes way for opportunity.

There is an impressive list of first season sires including Exposure by Lonhro, Headwater by Exceed And Excel, Jabali by Exceed And Excel, Kermadec by Teofilo ,No Nay Never USA, Scat Daddy USA, Nostradamus by Medddaglia, Press Statement by Hinchin brook ,Pride Of Dubai by Street Cry ¸ Prince Cheri (Fr) Real Impact (Jpn) Rich Enuff by Written Tycoon, Scissor Kick by Redoute’s Choice ,Spill The Beans by Snitzel ,Super One by I Am Invincible , Valentia by Fastnet Rock,and Vancouver by Medaglia D’Oro.

Headwater is leaving nice horses, they should come early, that pedigree suggests early maturity, his highest priced yearling earlier this year sold for $180,000 off a $15,000 service fee, someone has copped a nice profit, Headwater is really a nice horse himself, his average at the 4 major sales was $78,700, book 1 averaged $97,500, he has four entries in the sale.

Spill the Beans covered mares in both hemispheres, hence he is getting the chance he so richly deserves, he is a promising sire, it is just a matter of time, he has the numbers that will assist him in this sale.

What about Better Than Ready? He has done the job, a good racehorse by More Than Ready, he is a genuine two year old sire, figures speak for themselves, sire of 50 runners for 25 winners in his first season, he has two lots in the sale.

Press Statement is an exciting sire, he was unbeaten as a three year old winning 6 races on end, he has a great future, the cream of the crop changed hands at the Magic Millions ln January for $340,000, the average was $72,323, at the four major sales the average was $98,632 and at the Magic Millions Book 1, the average was $170,000.  

Love Conquers All still continues to get winners, he is now standing at Sun Stud in Victoria, he proved a good race horse and success as a sire, he has 4 lots in the sale, lot 92 is from Pertinence, she won 11 races.








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.


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