|Former Central Queensland based stakes winner Better Reflection has sold for $350,000 during today’s Magic Millions August Online Sale.|
A stakes winner of the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes at her second lifetime start, Better Reflection was the star act of today’s online sale.
The daughter of Better Than Ready, who earned over $336,000 during her short 15 start career, was originally purchased by her trainer John Wigginton for $20,000 at the Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.
The Rockhampton based trainer, who was one of Better Reflection’s part owners, prepared her across her 15 starts including a close up fifth in a $105,000 feature at the Sunshine Coast last month at her final start.
“All the owners are ecstatic! Over the moon. She was a great mare for us,” Wigginton noted today.
“$20,000 we paid for her, she won $330,000 on the track and we’ve sold her for $350,000.”
“We thought $150,000 to $250,000 would be the range she’d make, to get that sort of money is amazing. Just a great result,” Wigginton added.
Consignor Kellie Bond of Kenmore Lodge commented, “I knew being a lightly raced, beautiful looking 2yo stakes winner that she would be popular, but she exceeded all expectations. The phone didn’t stop ringing with enquiries.”
Victorian based bloodstock agent Suman Hedge was able to secure Better Reflection at today’s online sale.
“I’m really excited to purchase Better Reflection for a very good client,” Hedge said.
“We leaned heavily on Magic Millions and Kellie Bond for appraisal on the mare’s physique and they were extremely helpful which gave us a lot of confidence.”
“She was a fast stakes winning two-year-old and has no Danehill blood so we thought she ticked a lot of boxes.”
Hedge said a final decision on who Better Reflection would visit in her first season at stud would be made in the coming days.
“We will let the dust settle before deciding on a stallion but at this stage it’s likely to be either Farnan or Written Tycoon,” Hedge added.
The next Magic Millions Online Sale will be held from September 6 to 9. Entries are now open.