The first major bloodstock auction of 2012, the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, is just around the corner.
From January 11 the next crop of Australia’s champions of the future will go under the hammer with prospective buyers from around the world set to compete for an outstanding catalogue of youngsters.
The Gold Coast Yearling Sale is renowned for quality and value – a sale where pedigrees are made, not paid for.
“Throughout my years in the industry I have seen time and time again that the Gold Coast Yearling Sale is without peer for value,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.
“Many other sales around the world offer the big fancy pedigrees – pedigrees where the family has been made and you’re forced to pay so much extra for the privilege.”
“But there have been so many cases where the Gold Coast Yearling Sale has produced that outstanding return on investment.”
Australia’s best race filly Atlantic Jewel – an unbeaten Group One winner for the Mark Kavanagh stable – is a classic example.
“Here was a filly who had a nice pedigree and by a promising young sire – but was a stand out type – a strapping Magic Millions filly who the good judges loved and she made $320,000.”
“She is without doubt one of the most valuable racing prospects in the world and she is worth many times her purchase price – having already won that on the track from a handful of runs.”
Magic Millions sales have thrown up many more classic examples of investment fairytale stories – the likes of Princess Coup, Virage de Fortune, Private Steer, Divine Madonna, Karuta Queen, Military Rose, Cheeky Choice and Sunday Joy.
And then there’s the stallions – purchased for modest amounts as yearlings who’ve raced and sired their way to be worth millions of dollars.
Established stars like General Nediym, Testa Rossa, Stratum, Not a Single Doubt, Written Tycoon, Magic Albert, Savabeel, Oratorio, Dash for Cash, Bradbury’s Luck and Snitzel and the excitement machines like Sebring, Zizou and Casino Prince – all Magic Millions Yearling Sale graduates who’ve turned out to be stunning investments.
“And let’s not forget the record of Magic Millions graduate in the breed shaping Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill,” Cox noted.
“Seven of the last nine winners of the race sold at auction were sold by Magic Millions through the famous Gold Coast salering.”
“Get ahead of the rest and find out why the smart shoppers are at the Gold Coast each January – it’s the premier sales source of Australian Group One winners and on average they are more than $40,000 cheaper.”
The 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale commences on January 11 with the first of six sessions. To view the online catalogue, including a large selection of Sirecam clips and photos, click here.