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Magic Millions 2 Y OS IN Training Sale

Selling Schedule with 293 lots to be offered over two sessions

0ctober 10 &11 with 147 lots on the first day, 146 lots on the second day.

Most of the entries have been broken in; the majority would have trialled and are near ready to race.

Baramul Stud, in the Widden Valley, has the largest draft with 36 lots, 15 lots by Congrats, a son of A P Indi.

The draft includes 7 lots by All Too Hard, he is now making his presence felt with two crops of racing age, he is leading the way in that division now that his progeny are maturing, he is on the fringe of really getting a good horse ,he is represented in the sale by 12 lots overall.  

Afraah, by Danehill, was quite a handy mare, putting six wins behind her, including the Frank Packer Plate Group 3, she has left two winners to date, her colt, by Harbour Watch, is an interesting youngster.

Lot 11 has a nice family to support him, he is by Redoute’s Choice, from the American bred Ailalea, she won at Group level at Churchill Downs over 1600 metres, he has a close up double cross of Mr. Prospector on the female line of his pedigree.

If the current Ailsa, is as good as her name sake, she will do no harm to this pedigree, the colt, by Dundeel, is well related, he stems from the family of Snitzel,Australia’s c urrent leading sire, and Hinchinbrook, you could take a punt on this fellow.

Love Conquers All is currently on a roll with 50 per cent winners to runners, Lot 23, out of Ashkaleta, she won at two over 1000 metres, it is a good family raced by the late Bruce Gadsden, he raced Natural Tycoon and Sentimental Lady from that family.

Lot 25, a colt by Lope De Vega, the third dam in the family is Triscay, she was by Marscay, she won 15 races from 1,000 metres to 2400 metres, of her 15 wins 7 were Group 1 status, 7 were either Group 2 or 3, she was raced by Geoff and Beryl White, and trained by Jack Denham.

Golden Archer is represented with 17 lots, his oldest progeny are three year olds, he holds a prominent position on the first season’s sire’s list.

He was a former good two year old when trained by Peter Moody, winning eight races. and has made a successful transition as a sire .

Lot 67 is an interesting colt, he is either black or grey, and is inbred to Danehill in the third generation, he does have quite an impressive pedigree, his dam is an unraced sister, Lovely Jubly ,the dam of Chautaujua.

Nolan Racing, at Benalla, has supported this sale with another strong draft this year, 12 lots by a variety of sires.

Included in their draft is Lot 188, the black or brown colt by Zoustar, his progeny are ready to race, he looks like an early comer.

Woodpark, at Mittagong, will present an interesting draft, Lot 224 is another Zoustar out of Rosebrook, he carriers a double cross of Danehill 3X4, his dam ,Rosebrook, is by Danzero.


Magic Millions Breeze Up Sale

Magic Millions breeze up sales will be conducted at the Gold Coast Sales on October 10 and 11

Breeze ups will be held at Seymour Friday September 22 – Monday September 25, Gold Coast –Tuesday September 26, Warwick Farm – 9th October Gold Coast

Entries for the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale Close on Friday 11 August 2017.


National Sale Grosses Record $144 Million

Records tumbled as the curtain was drawn on a spectacular, what could only be described as one of the most remarkable sales in the history of bloodstock, seen in this country.

The final selling comprising Book 2 Yearlings and Racehorses, grossed over $1.56 million to post a new record for the Southern Hemisphere premier breeding stock sale.

The total gross at the end of selling sat on $144,344,750, for 1636 lots sold.

This is a overall record smashing last year’s gross by $37 million, or 35 per cent.

The overall average for every lot sold, the National Weanling, Broodmare, Yearling and Racehorses Sales, is $88,230, up almost 15 per cent on last year, when fewer lots were offered.

Among the top sellers was an untried three year old filly by Stratum, from Melbourne Rose, who sold for $100,000, to recent Champagne winning trainer, Paul Perry.

Stock from Godolphin proved extremely popular at the National Racehorse Sale, with that draft’s top sellers including Saxophone, $65,000 to Rosemont Stud, Divine Sanction to $65,000 to Australian Bloodstock, and Fanforon, $50,000 to Rosemont Stud.

“It is great to see such strong competition today, it proved that live auction is the most effective way to market racehorses, “said Vic Cox, Magic Millions Director.

“The overall event has been an incredible success, with records tumbling across the board,” he added.

“We starting selling 15 days ago and in that time we’re seen many people come and go, everyone has played a significant role in the success of the sale,” he said.

Cox didn’t miss anyone, he paid compliments to the vendors and their staff, the Magic Millions team, bar staff, those attending to the grounds, including night crews, and a special mention to the transport companies and their staff, it was an unprecedented logistic exercise, to turn the place around three times is a fantastic performance he added.

The Magic Millions focus now switches west for the Perth Winter Yearling Thoroughbred and Racehorse Sales on June 25.

Entries are also open for the Gold Coast Two Year olds in Training Sale, to be conducted on October 10 and 11.


Magic Millions 2nd Yearling Sale

Magic Millions opened the first yearling sale for 2017 in January, and it will close it tomorrow when 583 lots will be offered on the Gold Coast over three days.


The stage has been set for another exciting sale; those yearlings that were not ready in January will be there in what promises to be an excellent sale, with most of the major studs well represented.


A second sale is a great advantage and welcomed by breeders that may have had late foalings and horses that are not ready in January, it is convenient for clients, otherwise they would have no other option but sell out of the paddock, which is a drag to say the least.


Baramul have a big draft of 51 lots, it suits them as the horses have to be sold, there is no other alternative, all the bigger studs are in the same position.


Baramul are well represented with a few Fastnet Rock’s that will create attention, he can certainly get a horse, the colt from Palacio de Cristal by Encosta de Lago has had five wins to Group level, she has had four foals but obviously she has been unlucky, as only one foal has raced.


Leading sire, Snitzel, is sure to create a lot of interest, as he always does, the colt of interest is Lot 2078, a colt out of Fluffy Duck, she won seven races and there is a fair amount of speed within the family.


Another Snitzel, Lot1806, is closely related to Snitzerland, she won eight races in the very best of company.


Former champion two year old Pierro is well represented with 14 Lots, he had a nice winner at Ballarat in Levendi, he was a first starter, it was a very promising debut.,There are 14 Lots in the sale by Pierro, there are some very nice horses that should make pretty handy money if Levendi is any example.


Four Fighting Suns are included in the sale, they are making into very nice horses, he only had the two starts and remained unbeaten.


There are a lot of well bred horses in the catalogue, they have been given extra time in the paddock, that works wonders.


Fiorente is well represented with three lots, he can make it as a sire, he was a very good racehorse if patience is used. For the best results his progeny should not be hurried, he was a staying bred that could get a mile.  



Deju Vu on day two of National Weanling Sale

It was a case déjà vu on the Gold Coast on Friday when the sales topper, a colt by Exceed and Excel, changed hands for $320,000, to the call of Julian Blaxland of Blue Sky Bloodstock.

The colt, from Doctrine, was presented by Rothwell Park, who offered an interesting draft over the two days, a half sister to Rain Affair.

Last year on the corresponding day the colts full brother was sold for $350,000.

Both colts were the first two products of the unraced Artie Schiller mare, Doctrine, a half sister to five winners, including the $1.55 million earner, Rain Affair.

“I thought he was a lovely horse, he is by one of the world’s great sires, Exceed and Excel, he had not only done the job here in Australia but also up in the Northern Hemisphere,” he said.

“Rothwell Park sell their stock as weanlings, usually as a rule, he’s a really nice horse, we could bring hlm back in January to re-sell, or just to race,” Blaxland”added.

The demand for quality stock by first season sires continued, with the Brazen Beau colt out of Flute of Bubbly, the colt from Cornerstone Stud Farm selling for $300,000.

A half brother to stakes winning juvenile, Shigeru Sendan, was purchased by Hilldene, in association with Victorian based bloodstock agent Peter Ford.

“We love the stallion, Hilldene’s Nicholas Wakim said, we love the look of them, we bought one yesterday for $270,000,” he said.

“He was a very nice type and we’ll probably send him back here for the Magic Millions Yearling Sales in the New Year,” Wakim added.

Blue Sky Bloodstock rounded out the two day sale as the leading buyer, with 11 purchasers, spending $1.594 million, as well as the top seller, Blaxland for Blue Sky, also purchased the day’s top filly, the So You Think Miss Shamardal youngster for $250,000.

James Bester Bloodstock purchased 12 lots for $1.252 million, the partnership of Hilldene and Peter Ford Thoroughbreds purchased 7 seven lots for $1.18 million, and David Lucas, as agent for Phoenix Investments, bought 3 lots for $1.01 million, were the others to outlay over a million dollars.

While Exceed and Excel had only one lot catalogued it sold for $320,000, while Coolmore Stud’s champion sire, Fastnet Rock, had three lots averaging $303,750.

Former Gold Coast Yearling Sale graduate, Snitzel, averaged $293,333 for three lots sold, while Brazen Beau took the honours of leading first season sire with four lots averaging out at an impressive $201,250.

The second day continued in much the same vein as the first day, Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox commented, “the six figure horses, and there were a number of them, were prolific and that was fantastic from that point of view.”

The sale rounded out with a gross of over $19.69 million, which was $2.3 million up on the corresponding sales last year, the average price was over $52,000, and the clearance rate climbing past 81 per cent.

“Overall it’s been quite a good sale, we had a much bigger catalogue than we have had in previous years, when you get the bigger numbers it’s hard to keep the market engaged as long, or as high,” said Vin Cox.

“There was very strong competition of those very good horses, and one of the pleasing aspects was that a lot of the higher end money, and the bigger spenders, were largely domiciled overseas.”

“It’s great to see we are getting overseas investors into the Australian industry, and the fact they are investing in weanlings suggests they have a lot of confidence in the Australian domestic market,” he added.

Sale Statistics (2016 in brackets)
Lots Catalogued 540 (370)
Sale Gross $19,500 ($17,38,250)
Average Price $52,097 ($59,412
Top Price $525,097 ($400,000)
Lots Sold 378 (292)
Lots Passed In 88 (39)
Lots Withdrawn 74 (39)
Sold % 81 (88)


Fastnet Rock filly tops Magic Millions

A filly by Coolmore Stud’s champion sire, Fastnet Rock, topped day one of the 2017 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale on the Gold Coast yesterday.

The filly, a three quarter sister to the AJC Oaks winner Gust of Wind was purchased by Segenhoe Stud Australia for $525,000 the highest price for a weanling in Australasia this year.

“I love Fastnet Rock,” Segenhoe’s Peter O’Brien said, “He’s a champion stallion,” he added.

“She was my pick of the sale on type, she’s a three quarter sister to an Oaks winner and I think she was the best foal I’d seen in a couple of years.”

“We didn’t want to leave without taking her home with us; she’s a beautiful mover, a lovely loose action filly with plenty of scope”.

“She’s not really going to be a two year old that’s the way she is bred; we’ll be hoping she’s an Oaks filly down the track, “O’Brien added.

The top priced filly is from the Black Type performer, Starrystarrynight, a mare that will go under the hammer at the upcoming National Broodmare Sale.

A daughter of Saddlers Wells, Starrystarrynight has earned Black Type at The Curragh before being exported to New Zealand, where she was a winner before retiring to stud.

Her daughter, Gust of Wind, is the last horse to beat Winx when successful in the Group I AJC Oaks at Randwick, she also finished fourth in a Caulfield Cup.

The second top priced lot of the day was Arawata, Bloodstock’s Snitzel colt from Cariad, who was knocked down for $460,000, to the bid of Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Julian Blaxland.

The colt was catalogued as Lot 233, he is the fourth foal of his dam Cariad, a winner of five races, including a pair of stakes events the Bright Shadow Handicap and Nudgee Handicap.

“It was a little bit over what I thought we would have to go to,” Blaxland said, “ I thought he was the colt of the sale”

He’s by Snitzel who is the incumbent Champion Sire this season, and he’s broken the two year old winner’s record.

“Yes, he’s a lovely colt out of a stakes winning mare, we actually purchased the mother, Cariad, about three weeks ago.”

First season sires proved popular, with a colt by Dissident leading all the way, when selling to David Lucas, on behalf of Dubai’s Phoenix Investments, for $300,000.


A colt by Brazen Beau sold for $270,000, youngsters by first season sires, Deep Field, Rubick, Shooting To Win and Toronado, sold for six figure amounts on day one.

During the opening day’s session over $10.5 million was traded, 194 lots sold at an average price of $54,307, the clearance rate of 79 per cent.

“It’s been a very good start to the sale,” Magic Millions Managing Director, Vin Cox, said “It was a very even balanced market”.

“You wouldn’t say it’s been overheated, and is hasn’t been a disappointing market, on the other side as well, it’s a good market where people can operate and trade”.

“Those (lots) that struck out sold extremely well, it was a very strong market,” Cox added.

Sale Statistics

(2016 Day One in brackets)
Lots Catalogued 290 (200)
Lots Passed In 15 (29)    
Lots Withdrawn 45 (19)
Sale Gross $10,535,500 ($8,303 5000
Top Price $525,000 ($400,000)
Average Price $54,307 ($54,625)
Median Price $30,000 ($30,000)


Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale

With 1054 lots plus a supplementary catalogue

Over four sessions, from May 30 to June 2.

A lot of hours will be spent pouring over what is a select group of brood mares, the sales topper last year was in the supplementary catalogue when Lister Here, by Elusive Quality ,the dam of the sires Deep Field and Shooting To Win, was sold for $3.4 million, naturally that was a record.

Both of her sons are full brothers, Deep Field stands at New Gate and Shooting to Win is standing at Darley.

Maybe the top priced mare could again be hidden away in the supplementary catalogue, in the form of the brilliant filly Petits Filous.

She won at her first four starts, however, the stable may have been carried away when she faced up to open company and at weight for age, she was never in the hunt, finishing 10th in a field of 13 against Buffering and co.

She was never ready for open company, she was obviously out of her depth, she won another race at Caulfield but lost form thereafter.    

However, her pedigree cannot be questioned, just the two dams on the page and lots of Black Type from the immediate family of La Bella Dama, her seven wins were all at Group level.

Whilst she is listed in the supplementary as Lot 1687, she will be offered after Lot 774.

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Petits Filous 

Lot 1123, Comprende, by I Am Invincible, fourth on the current sire’s list, with 122 winners of $10,303,274, and in foal with an early service to Snitzel, with 140 winners to his credit $14,022,711, she is lightly raced having won twice at a 1000 and 2100 metres.

She comes with a bonus as when she was covered by Snitzel the service was $110,000, it has since been increased to $176,000 inc. GST.

Comprende is rising five, with her breeding life ahead of her, she is lightly raced with her breeding life ahead of her, and with limited racing is stakes placed.

Her dam, Zelady by Zeditave, won seven races and has since left eight foals, all are winners, three foals earned Black Type including besides Comprende, Excites Zelady and Zelady’s Night Out.        


Supplementaries on line for National Sale

The oncoming 2017 National Magic National Sale has been further enhanced with the supplementary catalogues, released for the weanling and broodmare auctions.

Thirteen youngsters have been supplemented to the National Weanling Sale, boosting that auction to 567 catalogued lots.

Incredible opportunities will flow through to the National Broodmare Sale, with 54 lots joining the catalogue.

Among the late entries are stakes winning race fillies and maiden mares ,Kebede, Samara Dancer, Scarlet Rain, Petits Filous , Rocket Commander, Replique and Shakespearean Lass.

Also featuring in the supplementary for the National Broodmare Sale, are Group 2 winners Zurella, Lankan Rupee’s three quarter sister, Inspired Estelle, and broodmares covered by sires including Brazen Beau, Deep Field , I Am Invincible, Kingman, More Than Ready , Savabeel, Tavistock, Vancouver, and Written Tycoon.


Magic Millions –Weanling Sale

The pin hookers are sharpening their pencils for the biggest and best weanling sale to be held on the Gold Coast, by the Magic Millions Sales over two days, May 25 and 26, with 553 Lots to be offered.

Most of the major studs in Queensland and New South Wales are well represented with impressive lists, including Aquis Farm at, Wonglepong, will open the sale with 36 lots scattered throughout the catalogue.

Lyndhurst Stud, on the rich Darling Downs, once home of The Buzzard, the greatest sire ever   to stand in Queensland, while Smokey Eyes wasn’t bad either, Lyndhurst has a wonderful history and a nice draft of 11 lots.

The sale is well represented from South Australia with Cornerstone, also having 11 lots, interest will centre on two colts, both are bays, the youngster lot, 395, is from Jerusha, a four time winning dam by Octagonal.

He is a well developed colt by the exciting sire Zebedee, he has an impressive pedigree, his dam Jerusha was a Randwick winner, with just two dams on the catalogue page there is a lot of Black Type about him.

South Australia is also represented with a mixed draft from Kambula Stud, at Kadina, where the Victoria Derby winner, Blevic, saw service for so many years, where he was a very much underrated horse, one that is not easy to replace.

This sale has the makings of a very strong sale, among the best on record; you could miss one lot and still cash in on the next one.

Bhima Thoroughbreds has changed hands since the Bath family owned the stud all those years ago, when Biscay held sway as the leading sire, by Star Kingdom that will long be remembered.

Coolmore has stood the test of time, you can be assured again with another quality draft of 18 Lots, including five Lots by the evergreen Fastnet Rock, he has proved a marvel, siring 128 winners so far this season, with progeny earnings of $10,941,798, with another 12 stakes winners to his credit.

Newgate is among the major players with 28 quality youngsters reared on the excellent pastures at Scone.

Newhaven Park ,at Borrow, founded by the late John Kelly senior, has left an indelible stamp on the thoroughbred breeding industry, when it was home to Wilkes, premier sire for three seasons and runner up three times.


Newhaven Park, under the care of John Kelly junior, has a strong draft on the Gold Coast, with 13 Lots by resident sire, Delargo Deluxe, making up the draft of 26 weanlings.

Segenhoe Stud, with a draft of 16 lots, and Sledmere Stud, with 18 lots, both long established properties where so many major winners of the turf have roamed.

It would hardly be a sale if Widden was not represented, the draft is eight lots, you can be assured there will be winners in that draft.

Much the same goes for Vinery, a small draft but the quality is there, as it always is, the brand stands out.

Woodside Park, in Victoria, is well represented 12 with four youngsters by boom sire, Written Tycoon, a couple by Zoustar, and a filly by leading sire, Snitzel.  

The progeny of 19 first season sires will be offered, Adelaide (Ire) 4, Better Than Ready 14,   Brazen Beau 5, Deep Field 32, Dissident 18, Hallowed Crown 4, Olympic Glory (Ire) 10, Proisir 1, Pruissance De Lune (Ire) 1, Rubick 21, Shooting To Win 14, Side Step 8, The Wow Signal (Ire) 1, Time For War 3, Toronado (Ire) 9, Verrazano (USA) 9, Wandjina 15, Whittington 5, and Zebedee (GB) 4.

The sale could be a bonanza for pin hookers, provided they can stand the heat, even if there is a blizzard outside it will be a scorcher inside, this is going to be a big sale, no place for weak hearts, the competition will be strong as it is an outstanding catalogue, equal to any sale previously.

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Lot 395 by Zebedee from Jerusha


Magic Millions Two Year Old Sale

The Magic Millions Two Year Old Sale is just a month away, Tuesday October 13, with 209 two year olds entered, and 16 three year olds are included in an interesting catalogue.

Two lots, by I Am Invincible, should come in for a lot of attention, he is proving an excellent sire, he gets early maturing progeny and is popular in the market place.

Lot 13 could easily steal the show, the colt by Sepoy, they were popular at all the major yearling sales last season and there is no reason this youngster will be any exception.

He is out of a Group 2 winning mare, Candy Vale, she won six races, from four foals she has produced three winners.

The only entry to be offered by Exceed And Excel who has sired 67 per cent of winners to runners, Lot 71, is a colt who is certain to come in for some close scrutiny, as he is the only lot in the sale by the champion sire.

There is a nice draft of 10 lots by Rothesay, a son Fastnet Rock, he puts a definite stamp of his progeny, and besides, he is getting winners.

Reports are positive about Smart Missile, he is leaving lovely horses, the first of his progeny are about to hit the track shortly, he is represented by two colts in the sale that will prove popular.

This will be the first bloodstock sale in Queensland since the introduction of the bonus system, which will create a lot of interest in the sale.


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