Strong Finish To Magic Millions National Weanling Sale

A colt by champion sire Redoute's Choice topped the closing session of the 2019 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale where final turnover topped $27 million.

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The three day sale rounded out with a record average price of almost $63,500 and record sale gross of $27,876,000. The clearance rate sat at 78 per cent.

The Redoute’s Chice colt was the son by the late sire on offer. He was secured by Stuart Boman of UK based Blandford Bloodstock for $480,000.

The youngster is from the regally related Stravinsky mare Victoire Celebre and is a half brother to Sydney stakes winner Arab Dawn.

"He was an obvious horse to target and it is likely he will be offered next year as a yearling,” Boman said.

"He's a very similar profile horse to The Autumn Sun. He's from a European family, staying background, the pedigrees are very similar."

Bowman said he and his clients were also underbidders on the top priced filly of the sale, the Teofilo youngster who sold for $425,000 on Day 2.

The top selling filly on the last day was the I Am Invincible youngster from multiple stakes winner and G1 placed Anatina who realised $380,000.

She was purchased by US based outfit Oakmont.

Four other weanlings sold for $300,000 including a Frosted half sister to Santa Ana Lane to Redwall Bloodstock.

A Medaglia d'Oro x Yolo Girl colt went to Fernrigg Farm, a Fastnet Rock x Two Beauties colt to Victoria's IDK Racing and an I Am Invincible x Swooning colt to New Zealand's Lyndhurst Farm.

Magic Millions managing director Barry Bowditch said: "It was a really strong finish to Book One. To see the quality horses sell for well in excess of what the vendors were looking for was fantastic.

"It's a surprise to me to see the average go up slightly on last year.

“Last year we had a few dispersals and I wasn't expecting the average to be able to surpass that level."

The Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale commences on Tuesday and continues through to Friday.


SALE STATISTICS (2018 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 686 (540)

Lots Sold: 439 (383)

Lots Passed In: 126 (69)

Lots Withdrawn: 121 (88)

Sale Gross: $27,876,000 ($24,173,500)

Average Price: $63,499 ($63,116)

Top Price: $480,000 ($750,000)

Median Price: $36,000 ($40,000)

Sold %: 78 (84)


$480,000 - Redoute's Choice-Victoire Celebre colt (Lot 611)

Vendor: Aquis Farms Operations (As Agent) / Buyer: Blandford Bloodstock (UK)

$380,000 - I Am Invincible-Anatina filly (Lot 665)

Segenhoe Stud Australia (As Agent) / Oakmont (USA)

$300,000 - Frosted-Fast Fleet filly (Lot 727)

Aquis Farm Operations (As Agent) / Redwall Bloodstock (UK)

$300,000 - Medaglia d'Oro-Yolo Girl colt (Lot 633)

Aquis Farm Operations (As Agent) / Fernrigg Farm (NSW)

$300,000 - Fastnet Rock-Two Beauties colt (Lot 596)

Aquis Farm Operations (As Agent) / IDK Racing (Vic)

$300,000 - I Am Invincible-Swooning colt (Lot 555)

Yarraman Park Stud (As Agent) / Lyndhurst Farm (NZ)


(ranked by total gross)

$4,249,500 - Aquis Farm Operations - 47 sold

$2,710,500 - Rothwell Park - 25 sold

$1,774,500 - Segenhoe Stud Australia - 16 sold

$1,300,000 - Kingstar Farm - 24 sold

$1,186,500 - Newgate Consignment - 20 sold


(ranked by total spend)

$1,746,500 - Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd - 10 lots

$1,161,000 - Fernrigg Farm - 8 lots

$925,000 - Redwall Bloodstock - 7 lots

$892,500 - Suman Hedge Bloodstock - 7 lots

$770,000 - Grant Bloodstock Pty Ltd - 4 lots


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