Bandipur on Top as Successful National Sale Concludes

Bandipur on Top as Successful National Sale Concludes

Saturday’s Caulfield winner Bandipur topped the final day’s selling at the 2019 Magic Millions National Sale this afternoon when he proved the star of the National Racehorse Sale.

Mike Crooks bid $260,000 to secure the stakes winning son of Commands and he will continue his racing career in Queensland for the Mishani Enterprises operation.

Almost $1 million was traded on 29 lots sold at the National Racehorse Sale boasting an average price of over $32,500.

After 10 days of selling across almost three weeks, the National Sale series grossed a record $147,959,000 for 1640 lots sold. The average price across all horses was also a record, $90,191.

In six years the National Sale gross has grown over $90 million – from $57.2 million in 2013 to $147.9 million in 2019.

“To sell in excess of $350 million in our newly refurbished auditorium this selling season is an unbelievable achievement and is testament to the support of our vendors and buyers,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said.

“The National Breeding Stock Sale has once again proven itself as the number one sale of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.”

“It’s been a massive three weeks and congratulations to everyone from the vendors and their staff, to the buyers.”

“To the Magic Millions team – they’ve worked hard on this sale for months – a lot of long hours, a lot of long days and so much effort put in over the last three weeks which is fantastic.”

“There’s a lot of cogs in the wheel from the catering staff to the drivers to the logistics and float companies – it’s an awesome effort from everyone and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved,” Bowditch added.

The Magic Millions focus switches to Eagle Farm tomorrow through sponsorship of the Group One JJ Atkins for two-year-olds.

The Gold Coast Sales Complex will next host the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale with breeze ups around Australia in September before the sale on October 15 and 16.

To view the sale results of the National Yearling Sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here. To see the results from the National Racehorse Sale click here.