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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.


W A Stud Dispersing

Magic Millions will host the Geisel Park Stud complete dispersal sale comprising of approximately 70 lots on Sunday September 6.

Located at the historic Myalup Farm, which was established in 1846, the property was renamed Geisel Park and re-developed by Eddie and Kylie Rigg in 2007.

The property has since been built by the Rigg family into a successful stud, among the largest in the state of West Australia.

Recently the Rigg’s family decided to downsize their interests in the racing industry, and the upcoming sale dispersal of all their breeding and yearling interests will see an interesting line up of stock to go under the hammer, unreserved.

Over the past 10 years Geisel Park has put together a sound base of breeding stock, the stud has produced its most number of winners, ever, over the past six months.

With the incentives offered by the Westspeed Incentive Scheme, the sale represents the opportunity of securing quality W A bred horses.


Magic Millions In January

Preparations for the biggest race day in the southern hemisphere if not in the world the $10 million dollar day on the Gold Coast on January 9 of next year.

The annual Magic Millions carnival already one of the premier events in Queensland will cement its standing as the epicentre of Australia summer racing with the exciting addition of two new races the $1 million Magic Millions QTIS Open 1300 metres for Magic Millions and OTIS registered horses of all ages and the $250,000 Magic Millions Country Cup over 1200 metres.

“The inaugural $10 million Magic Millions race day will deliver he most exciting racing experience we’ve seen in this country it will show case the Gold Coast and the Australian thoroughbred industry to the world at the same time as providing remarkable returns to a broad range participants “said Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox.

The outstanding results from this year’s Gold Coast January and March sales show just how much of an impact boost to the race day has had on the concept and we are anticipating some great quality racing come January 2016” he added.

The full program is as follows.

Magic Millions 2 Y O Classic $ 2 million + $500,000 Racing Women’s Bonus & $8,000 trophies 1200 m set weights

Magic Millions 3 Y O Guineas $ 2 million & $5,000 trophies 1400 m set weights & penalties

Magic Millions Cup $1 million & $2,500 trophies 1400 m Quality Hcp.

Magic Millions Sprint $1 million & $2,500 trophies 1100 m Quality Hcp.

Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Hcp. $1 million & $2,500 trophies 1300 m Quality Hcp.

Magic Millions Trophy $1 million & $2,500 trophies 1800 m Quality Hcp.

Magic Millions OTIS Open $1 million & $ 2,500 trophies 1300 m Set Weight s & Penalties

Magic Millions Country Cup $250,000 & $1,500 & trophies 1200 m Quality Hcp.

Magic Millions Maiden Plate $250,000 & $1,500 trophies 1200 m Set Weight

A new earlier first entries deadline for the Magic
Millions 2 Year Old Classic and the Magic Millions 3 Year Old Guineas has been brought forward to Thursday October 1,
with first entries for the remainder of the program closing on Tuesday December 29.


Entries Open For Magic Millions Breeze Up Sale

 The biggest and best breeze up sale in the southern hemisphere is on schedule to be conducted over two days, October 13 and 14 on the Gold Coast.

This sale has come a long way since its inception in 1998, it is well established, a consistent producer that meets the criteria of the domestic and international markets.

The last three years of this sale have been firmly established as a value for money sale.

With horses aged 4 years and under, including 279 individual winners, 17 have been proven stakes winners around the world.

Last year’s sale was a huge success with healthy results across the board, boasting Australia’s highest clearance rate of 81%.

Again this year, a superb catalogue is expected with the Magic Millions team ready to promote your stock to a worldwide audience.

Graduates of the sale include recent winners Fontelina . Happy Galaxy, Hooked, Goal Keeper, Devils Cut, Lucky and Wealthy, El Milagro, Leisure Free. Pitstop, Win Smoothly, The Alfonso, Soldi Domani and the last Australasian bred winner of the Melbourne Cup, Shocking.

Entries are still being taken by the Bloodstock Department on fax 07 5531 7082,or email bloodstock@magic


Magic Millions Sales

Magic Millions Sales closed on a high note yesterday when a Foxwedge, colt out of Ekleel, changed hands at $340,000, the purchaser being the powerful Hawkes Racing operation.

John Hawkes was up against strong opposition on the colt, but a sustained effort saw him win the day.

Foxwedge looks to be the shining light on the horizon; he has been kicking goals in the sale ring with the demand strong for his progeny.

The colt was well presented by Eliza Park for Heinrich Bloodstock, he was a real standout in the ring, there was a touch of class about him.

He was one of eight yearlings that sold for a six figure sum during a solid day’s selling.

Lot 2045, account of Ararina Farm, saw a good type of colt by High Chaparral from Di Falco, sold for $175,000 to a New South Wales client of Magic Millions.

He was the second foal of his dam unraced by Zabeel, she being a half sister to Valpolicella, the Group winning dam of Stakes winners, Vavasour and Vilanova .

A Singapore client purchased the third top seller, the Sepoy colt out of Candy Vale, half brother to Stakes performer Candy Stripes, for $170,000 from the Newhaven Park draft.

“Competition continued throughout the sale,” said Magic Millions Managing Director, Vin Cox.


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A last minute quality draft of eight lots has joined the Magic Millions Broodmare catalogue and will go under the hammer at the conclusion of Friday’s auction.

Headlined by the last start Group1 Amanpour, the draft from Gooree Park, acting as agent for a deceased member of the family, includes two race mares, four brood mares and two weanlings.

Amanpour heads the list, a four year old mare by Northern Meteor, scored a brilliant win in winning the Queen of the Turf Stakes at Randwick during the Championship Series last month.

She is sure to be well sought after, a winner of four races and placed in a further eight, with stakes earnings of $892,740.

It is a sound pedigree being a full sister to stakes winning juvenile Sports Edition, and a half sister to Turf Express.

Amanpour is from the Marscay mare Newscaster, she will also go under the hammer after being served by Smart Missile last spring.


Magic Millions Sales

There were no surprises when Lot 331, a magnificent filly, entered the sale ring on the second day of the Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast.

She claimed all the attention at ringside, a beautiful rich bay resembling her sire, the brilliant Snitzel, from Fashion Rocks by Dehere, from an excellent family with all the hallmarks of a complete racehorse, and a bright future as a brood mare when her racing days are completed.

After some spirited bidding she was knocked down to the call of bloodstock agent, John Hutchinson, for $310,000.

“She is a beautiful filly, “said Hutchison “probably the most admired filly in the sale, certainly for us she was “

The second top price of the day’s sale came from a supplementary offering, the Fastnet Rock –Sweet Sanette colt from Coolmore Stud, purchased by Magic Millions acting as an agent for a Victorian client for $300,000.

Day two kicked off strongly when the first lot offered, the Pierro – Walk Alone colt from Rothwell Park Stud, was purchased by James Harron for $280,000, acting on behalf of the Kolivos family that raced the sire, Pierro.

All up the sale to date has grossed $14.8 million, just short of last year’s auction when 96 more youngsters were catalogued.

“It continued on exactly the way it left off on Sunday,” Magic Millions Managing Director, Vin Cox, said, “We’re sitting on an average of just over $60,000, which is sensational.”

“There has been great competition from all parts of the world, investors from South Africa, Ireland, America, New Zealand and of course, domestically, we are all very happy with it.” Cox added.

Lots Catalogued 369 against last year’s figures in brackets (465)
Sales Gross $14,829,500 --- ($15.245,000
Top Price $500,000 --- $710,000
Lots Sold 247 --- (350) Lots withdrawn 62----(62)
Lots Passed In 64 --- (53)

Leading Sires (ranked by average –by 3 or more lots sold—Fastnet Rock 7 lots sold average $195,714---Pierro 11 lots sold average $190,909 --- Medaglia d’Oro 6 lots average $174,167 ---All Too Hard 8 sold lots average $173,125 --- Snitzel 3 Lots sold average $166,667 – Sepoy 4 sold lots average $118,750.


Records Shattered At Magic Millions

Records were broken, shattered in fact, at the Magic Millions National Sales on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Billed as the biggest thoroughbred horse sale in the southern hemisphere, money was flittered about as if it was going out of fashion.

Weanlings, no more than nine months of age, only weaned from their mothers a couple of months ago, commanding six figure sums.

James Harron, a young man with a keen eye for a horse, signed the purchase chit for $500,000 for lot 111, the bay colt by Medaglia D’Oro, from the dual winner Starfish by Redoute’s Choice, offered by Wood Nook Farm at Nagambie.

Wood Nook Farm offered 12 lots by various sires, realising $1,917,500, averaging $159,791, per lot.

Among the draft were two Pierro colts, one selling for $300,000 and the other for $180,000, plus three Fastnet Rock colts selling for $280,000, $220,000 and $70,000.

Six colts by Golden Slipper winner, Pierro, sold for a total of $1,180,000, an average of $196.000.

All Too Hard, who had the wood on Pierro in both the Caulfield Guineas and the Cox Plate, both went to stud as three year olds.

Six lots were on offer by All Too Hard, all well grown youngsters with quality, they are built like racehorses, his six lots sold for a total of $1,120.000, an average of $186,000.



Magic Millions

The scene is set; all is in readiness for the biggest horse sale to be held in the southern hemisphere, staged by the Magic Millions Sales on the Gold Coast.

Selling commences on Sunday 24th of May, running over seven sessions, closing May 31st with selling each day beginning at 10am.

With the main catalogue of 1348 lots, plus a supplementary catalogue of an additional 62 lots of 11 weanlings and 51 broodmares, the Magic Millions rivals Tattersalls at Newmarket, and Keeneland in Kentucky.

Magic Millions on the Gold Coast is a magic venue; it attracts people from many parts of the world and from various walks of life.

The Gold Coast to Australians is what Miami is to Americans, a magnificent climate, a good excuse to escape the cold winter, plus an exciting thoroughbred horse sale.

Last year’s sales were the best on record, the weanling section grossed $8,276,500 against $4,781,850 the previous year, the Lot 381, a filly by Lonhro from True Blonde, offered by Sehenhoe Stud, changed hands at $710,000.

Weanlings are a big feature of the sale, this year; many by leading sires, pin hookers may have trouble sorting them out as to where the best value lies.

Much interest will be centred on the progeny of the best colts out of the 2012-13 season, All Too Hard and Pierro, both now at stud, their progeny were well received at the recent Sydney sales when the first of their youngsters were offered.

Pierro has 13 lots to be sold, with Newgate and Rothwell Park each represented by three lots.

While All Too Hard’s first crop were well received when offered in Sydney, he has an impressive draft on the Coast, five lots from Vinery, where the stallion stands, and four lots from Baramul, the former home of Star Kingdom.

The sale will provide buyers with the final opportunity to purchase a yearling eligible for nomination to the $11.29 million Magic Millions Race Series, including the landmark $10 Million Gold Coast Raceday in January 2016.

Over the years the sale has established itself as one of the best, producing top value in the country with graduates including Golden Slipper winner Polar Success, Singapore champion Rocket Man, New Zealand based record breaker Princess Coup, Oakleigh Plate winner Woorim , star Kiwi filly Costa Viva, and the reigning Queensland Oakes heroine Tinto

Among the highlights of the week long sale is the Heinrich Bloodstock Unreserved Dispersal, among the 46 lots on offer, 13 lots are already paid up for the national Magic Millions Race Series, all but two have already been broken in and educated.

The dispersal from Wood Nook, at Nagambie, numbers 26 mares and 12 weanlings, included are two colts by Pierro.

A supplementary catalogue has quite a few surprises, with four quality mares worthy of a place in any stud, Sweet Idea by Snitzel, her eight wins include the Group 1 Galaxy Stakes, Fix (NZ) by Iffarrj her eight wins have been over 1000 to 2000 metres, Rudd Awakening, a success at Group 1 in New Zealand, and Arabian Gold, a Group 2 winner by Dubawi.    

“We are honoured to present what will be the finest supplementary catalogue ever for an Australian thoroughbred auction, with a sensational selection of quality lots, “ said Magic Millions Managing Director, Vin Cox.

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