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Magic Millions Ready To Roll

A quality catalogue of 1016 lots representing 95 sires, the 2016 Magic Millions Sales is up and ready to roll.

Five sessions of selling commences on Wednesday January 6, and concluding on Sunday January 10.

A lot of attention will be directed towards the first crop sires, All Too Hard and Pierro, they were the champion three year olds of their racing season, filling the placings behind Ocean Park in the W S Cox Plate.

They were both the highlights of the annual Magic Millions Weanling Sales earlier this year, and little has changed since.

Both are well represented by outstanding young horses, appealing to buyers who have dreams of a Golden Slipper.

Snitzel is well represented by 60 Lots, followed by Sebring 50 Lots, All Too Hard 47 Lots, Pierro 41 Lots, Sepoy 41 Lots, I Am Invincible 38 Lots, Smart Missile 37, Fastnet Rock 36, Not A Single Doubt 32 Lots, Foxwedge 30 Lots, Your Song 29 Lots, Hinchinbrook 21 lots, More Than Ready 18 Lots, So You Think 19 Lots, and Congrats 17 Lots.

 

Raheen Stud Producers Sale Topper

A colt by the ill fated sire sensation, Northern Meteor, starred as records tumbled across the board at the Magic Millions Gold Coast two year olds training sale earlier this week.

The colt offered, by Raheen Stud, topped the sale when he was knocked down for $300,000 to the bid of David Raphael of Sydney, formerly a Victorian race broadcaster.

He is the fifth foal of the unraced, but top producing Testa Rossa mare, her fourth named foal to date include three winners, the Stakes winner Snippets Land, and another Stakes performer Canny Franco.

With turn over of $8.4 million 134 were dispersed with an excellent average above $63,000, the gross was 41% on last year’s sale, with an extra $2.4 million returned to vendors than 12 months ago.

The clearance rate 81 %, was up from last year’s figure of 79%.

 

Record Entries For Australia’s Richest Raceday

As you would expect with $10 million on offer, in stake money, on the Gold Coast, to coincide with the Jeep Magic Millions Yearling Sales, there will be no shortage of action with two races of $2 million each, on a program featuring $10 million in stakes overall.

First entries for the Jeep Magic Millions 2 YO of $2 million, plus $500,000 Racing Women Bonus, and the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3 Y O Classic ($2 million), to be run on Saturday 9 January, were released yesterday.

A total of 789 first entries were received for the renowned 2 Y O Classic, from 161 individual trainers, including 53 from Gai Waterhouse, 37 from Chris Waller, 31 from Peter and Paul Snowden, and 30 from Brisbane’s premier trainer, Tony Gollan.

Among the nominations are the recent Breeders Plate quinella in Capitalist and Detective, as well as Conchita and Criquette, who both won on debut in Sydney and Brisbane last week-end.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions 3 Y O Guineas attracted 388 first entries, from 100 individual trainers, Gai Waterhouse was again well represented with the highest number of horses, with 48 first entries, including this year’s Golden Slipper winner, Vancouver.

First acceptances, and /or late entries, for both the 2 Y O Classic and 3 Y O Guineas races are due on Friday December 4, whilst first entries for the other seven races, close Tuesday December 29.

The Magic Millions Raceday is the centrepiece of the Queensland Summer Racing Carnival, which begins at Doomben on November 14, with the running of the Listed Keith Noud Quality Handicap over 1200 metres.

 

Magic Millions Sales

Two Year Old Sales on the Gold Coast

Tuesday 13 October at 12 Noon

A wide selection of 209 Lots by popular Sires

To be followed by 17 Lots of Three Year Olds

Yesterday’s trials against the clock over a furlong

(100metres) at the Gold Coast and Seymour saw 126 lots

trial with 72 lots breaking 11 seconds with the

fastest time recorded by Lot 155 a filly by Reward For

Effort ­­–Gender Bender she ran a sizzling 9.92 seconds.

The following all broke 11 seconds as listed

Lot 7 Tycoon Ruler - Over And Over 10.11, Lot 19

Captain Sonador-Pyramisa 10.14, Lot 27 I Am

Invincible –Reigning Cash 10.14 Lot 35 Congrats –

Secover 10.16, Lot 29 Written Tycoon –Rezonet 10.24,

Lot 36 Northern Meteor-Senorita 10.31, Husson- Cash

Crazy 10.17.

 

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 millions.com.au.

 

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.

 

Magic Millions

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.

 

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