Global Glamour Tops Day 2 At Magic Milions

Global Glamour, twice a Group One winner for training partners Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, has sold for $1.55 million on Day 2 of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sal

Global Glamour winning the Tristarc Stakes
Global Glamour winning the Tristarc Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

Global Glamour became the latest Group One-winning mare to fetch seven figures at the National Broodmare Sale.

The 2016 Flight Stakes and Thousand Guineas winner was knocked down for $1.55 million to Tom Magnier from Coolmore Stud.

She was sold in foal to exciting sire prospect Zoustar.

Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Global Glamour cost $65,000 as a yearling.

She was purchased out of the Magic Millions yearling sale ring by bloodstock authority James Bester for a syndicate of 40 women, many of whom are involved in thoroughbred racing in different parts of the world.

Global Glamour's Group One wins came in the space of seven days as highlights of a racing career that netted five victories and more than $1.5 million in stakes.

She was last seen at the races in a one-off Melbourne spring appearance last year that resulted in an unplaced finish at Group Three level.

Global Glamour's sale comes a day after Group One-placed Fastnet Rock mare Missrock made $2.3 million.

Group Three winner Invincible Star, another former Waterhouse-Bott mare, sold for $1.45 million.

She has also found a home at Coolmore.

Coolmore's Tom Magnier teamed up with Baramul Stud's Gerry Harvey and Bester to buy Global Glamour.

"She has a lot of quality," a delighted Tom Magnier reported. "And she was a great race filly."

"We are delighted to be able to get her and to have Gerry involved is fantastic. She will be sent to Justify this spring."

Magnier also snapped up the day's second biggest seller when he went to $875,000 to secure the Group performed Extra Olives from the Newgate Consignment.

Extra Olives, a multiple Melbourne winner, has produced one foal by Capitalist and was today sold in foal to Yarraman Park Stud's super sire I Am Invincible.

The mare, who earned black type with a second placing in the Group Three Vanity Stakes, is from a Sydney winning daughter of former champion Australian filly Alinghi.

Local breeder Andrew Bowcock made his presence felt later in the afternoon when he went to $750,000 to secure the Group winner Girl in Flight from the Yarraman draft.

A Group 3 winner, Girl in Flight is a daughter of Commands and she is carrying an August foal by Widden Stud's top young sire Zoustar.

Yes Yes Yes' stakes performed half sister Dee Nine Elle proved popular earlier in the day when presented by Kitchwin Hills.

The five time winner was purchased by Badgers Bloodstock and Glentree Thoroughbreds for $720,000. The mare is in foal in her first season to globetrotting sprint star Merchant Navy.

The National Broodmare Sale gross climbed to almost $55 million and an average price of $146,914. The clearance rate sits at 79 per cent with 373 lots sold.

Day Three of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale will commence at 10am (Qld time) tomorrow (Thursday).


(2018 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 536 (583)

Lots Sold: 373 (422)

Lots Passed In: 100 (80)

Lots Withdrawn: 62 (81)

Sale Gross: $54,799,000 ($66,156,000)

Average Price: $146,914 ($156,768)

Top Price: $2,300,000 ($2,600,000)

Median Price: $70,000 ($65,000)

Sold %: 79 (84)


$1,550,000 - Global Glamour (Lot 1219)

Vendor: Widden Stud (As Agent) / Buyer: Coolmore/Gerry Harvey/James Bester (NSW)

$875,000 - Extra Olives (Lot 1180)

Newgate Consignment (As Agent) / Tom Magnier (NSW)

$750,000 - Girl in Flight (Lot 1215)

Yarraman Park Stud (As Agent) / Bowcock Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Qld)

$720,000 - Dee Nine Elle (Lot 1119)

Kitchwin Hills (As Agent) / Badgers Bloodstock/Glentree Thoroughbreds (UK)

$650,000 - Helix Park (Lot 1245)

Baystone Farm (As Agent) / China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd (NSW)