Arapaho Miss Tops Second Broodmare Session

Victoria Oaks winner Arapaho Miss topped the second session of the National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast today.

Arapaho Miss

The Group One winning daughter of Danehill Dancer was offered by Amarina Farm and purchased for $650,000 by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud.

“She’s a quality mare in foal to an in form stallion (in Lonhro),” Harvey pointed out. “She is a welcome addition to the Baramul Stud broodmare band.”

“We’ve been able to buy some lovely mares over the past couple of days including Military Rose, Arapaho Miss, Rendzina and Sweepstaking.”

Melbourne based agent Damon Gabbedy, buying under Belmont Bloodstock Agency, snapped up the second top seller of the day – Astrodame from the draft of Coolmore Stud for $465,000.

That group winning mare was presented at the sale with a positive test to outstanding international sire More Than Ready.

Quality racemare Acquired set the early pace of the sale when this morning she was purchased for $430,000.

The Attunga Stud offering, in full work and a top racing prospect, was knocked down to Mick Malone from Kitchwin Hills.

Over the past two days some 332 lots changed hands at a gross of $16,025,350, average of $48,269 and clearance rate of over 76 per cent.

Group winning mare Sister Madly remained the top seller of the auction – her sale price of $1 million yesterday failing to be passed today.

Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said the momentum created during yesterday’s first session continued today.

“It’s been pleasing to see that yesterday’s solid opening to the sale has continued today with good interest at most levels of the market.”

“The quality mares put up for sale attracted plenty of interest as can be seen through the likes of Arapaho Miss, Astrodame, Acquired and Donnadane.”

“People came wanting to do business and that is what has happened.”

“There was a good vibe around the grounds over the past few days.”

The National Broodmare Sale concludes tomorrow with the third session proir to the focus switching to next week’s National Yearling Sale.

“There will be some great value on offer tomorrow with the general session from 10am,” Cox summed up.

SESSION TWO TOP SELLERS

$650,000 – Arapaho Miss (served by Lonhro)
Vendor: Amarina Farm (As Agent) / Buyer: Baramul Stud (NSW)

$465,000 – Astrodame (served by More Than Ready)
Coolmore Stud (As Agent) / Belmont Bloodstock Agency (Vic)

$430,000 – Acquired (has not been to stud)
Attunga Stud (As Agent) / Kitchwin Hills (NSW)

$360,000 – Donnadane (served by Shamardal)
Robyn Wise (As Agent for Stratheden Stud) / Dermot Farrington (Ireland)

$270,000 – Belle Bizarre (served by Medaglia d’Oro)
Coolmore Stud (As Agent) / Patinack Farm (NSW)

SALE TOP SELLERS
(Session One and Two combined)

$1,000,000 – Sister Madly (has not been to stud)
Vendor: Edinburgh Park / Buyer: Segenhoe Stud (NSW)

$800,000 – Military Rose (has not been to stud)
Heinrich Bloodstock / Baramul Stud (NSW)

$650,000 – Arapaho Miss (served by Lonhro)
Amarina Farm (As Agent) / Baramul Stud (NSW)

$465,000 – Astrodame (served by More Than Ready)
Coolmore Stud (As Agent) / Belmont Bloodstock Agency (Vic)

$430,000 – Acquired (has not been to stud)
Attunga Stud (As Agent) / Kitchwin Hills (NSW)

$360,000 – Donnadane (served by Shamardal)
Robyn Wise (As Agent for Stratheden Stud) / Dermot Farrington (Ireland)

SALE STATISTICS
(2010 in brackets)

Lots Sold: 332 (326)
Sale Gross: $16,025,350 ($17,831,250)
Average Price: $48,269 ($54,697)
Top Price: $1,000,000 ($1,025,000)
Lots Withdrawn: 97 (77)
Lots Passed: 104 (86)
Lots Catalogued: 533 (489)
Sold %: 76.1  (78)