Fastnet Filly Tops National Yearling Opener

Fastnet Rock-Dragon's Tail fillyA filly by leading Coolmore Stud based sire Fastnet Rock topped the first day of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast today.

The first foal of the unraced Galileo mare Dragon’s Tail, the yearling filly was purchased by Te Akau’s David Ellis and Jamie Richards for $300,000.

Catalogued as lot 1559 the bay filly will be out to continue the great record of buying by Ellis at the National Yearling Sale.

His former purchases include New Zealand based group one winners Princess Coup and Tell a Tale.

Princess Coup, a $260,000 buy, was a superstar mares on both sides of the Tasman – winning New Zealand’s richest race twice.

She returned to the National Sale as a broodmare prospect and she sold for a Magic Millions record price of $3 million. Her daughter by Redoute’s Choice will go under the hammer in the same sale ring tomorrow.

Fastnet Rock-Dragon's Tail fillyLeading New Zealand based horseman Graeme Rogerson made his presence felt at a sale ring where he’s purchased Cox Plate and Golden Slipper winners.

Rogerson signed for seven yearlings at a spend of $663,000 including the second and equal third top sellers on price.

He went to $250,000 to secure Baramul Stud’s exceptionally bred Redoute’s Choice-Kylikwong colt.

The colt is a full brother to stakes winner Cantonese and group placed Chateau Margaux being a son of the Oaks placed Red Ransom mare Kylikwong – a full sister to Typhoon Tracy.

Rogerson went to $180,000 to secure the highly admired I Am Invincible-Love in Spring colt from Yarraman Park.

Another yearling to sell for $180,000 was the Northern Meteor-Kiss ‘n Chase colt from Oakwood Farm. Leading Queensland based bloodstock agent John Foote was the successful buyer on this occasion.

Redoute's Choice-Kylikwong coltBlue Sky Thoroughbreds and Mick Price combined to buy a colt by Sebring from the Robyn Wise draft for $150,000, while New Zealand’s Jamieson Park secured the Denman-Kate of Clonmel colt for the same price, from the same draft.

All up today almost $5 million was traded on 132 lots sold at an average price of $37,811 and a clearance rate of 65 per cent.

“Good quality lots attracted plenty of competition at all levels,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.

“The high pass in rate is a reflection of being an end of season yearling sale.”

“We expect tomorrow to be very similar with some good quality lots that will sell well,” Cox added. “Any lots passed in today are now available for private sale and offers can be made via the results page on the website.”

The second day of the National Yearling Sale will commence at 10am tomorrow (Thursday).

To view the results and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

DAY ONE TOP SELLERS

I Am Invincible-Live in Spring colt$300,000 – Fastnet Rock-Dragon’s Tail filly
Vendor: Coolmore Stud (As Agent) / Buyer: David Ellis & Jamie Richards (NZ)

$250,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Kylikwong colt
Baramul Stud / Rogerson Bloodstock (NSW)

$180,000 – I Am Invincble-Love in Spring colt
Yarraman Park (As Agent) / Rogerson Bloodstock (NSW)

$180,000 – Northern Meteor-Kiss ‘n Chase colt
Oakwood Farm (As Agent) / John Foote Bloodstock (Qld)

$150,000 – Sebring-Gods Order colt
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Blue Sky B’stock & Mick Price Racing (Vic)

$150,000 – Denman-Kate of Clonmel colt
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Jamieson Park (NZ)

Northern Meteor-Kiss 'n Chase coltDAY ONE STATISTICS
(2013 Day One in Brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 235 (252)
Sale Gross: $4,991,000 ($6,565,500)
Average Price: $37,811 ($39,791)
Top Price: $300,000 ($500,000)
Lots Sold: 132 (165)
Lots Withdrawn: 31 (28)
Lots Passed In: 72 (59)
Sold %: 65 (74)