A colt by internationally proven sire Hussonet topped the first session of the Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale on the Gold Coast today.
Offered by Baramul Stud the colt who starred at Monday’s final breeze up session at the nearby Gold Coast Turf Club. Today he topped the sale to date when he sold for $170,000.
Magic Millions acted as agent for a Macau based client in snapping up the top seller after bids from around the complex.
The colt, catalogued as lot 132, is the fifth foal of the Flying Spur mare Flying Single – a three quarter sister to Sharp Aunty and half sister to leading sire Not a Single Doubt.
Four lots earlier Foster Racing’s Flying Pegasus colt from Fiorentina attracted strong interest when eventually selling for $125,000 to Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Singapore client.
The colt is from an unraced Dubai Destination half sister to Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso.
Two other youngsters sold for $120,000 – a More Than Ready colt from Robyn Wise as agent for Stratheden Stud and a Holy Roman Emperor colt from Kolora Lodge. Their purchasers were John O’Shea and Magus Equine respectively.
Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said the market was “patchy” on the first day of the country’s premier breeze-up style auction.
“Two from every three horses were sold, which while disappointing is pretty standard for two-year-old sales the world over,” Cox said.
“The average is slightly up on the opening session last year which in itself is pleasing.”
“We feel the market was in the buyers corner today with some outstanding offers still to come,” Cox added.
The second session of the sale will be held tomorrow with the first lot from 11am (Qld time).
To view the results for the sale so far click here.
SALE STATISTICS (2011 Session 1 in brackets)
Lots Sold: 100 (78)
Lots Withdrawn: 36 (37)
Lots Passed In: 49 (35)
Top Price: $170,000 ($260,000)
Average Price: $42,258 ($41,449)
Sale Gross: $4,225,750 ($3,233,000)
Sold %: 67.11 (69)
$170,000 – Hussonet-Flying Single colt Vendor: Baramul Stud / Buyer: Magic Millions as agent (Qld)
$125,000 – Flying Pegasus-Fiorentina colt Foster Racing (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (Singapore)
$120,000 – More Than Ready-Interfere colt Oakwood Farm (As Agent for Stratheden Stud) / John O’Shea Racing (NSW)
$120,000 – Holy Roman Emperor-Coeur Dehere colt Kolora Lodge Pty Ltd (As Agent) / Magus Equine Ltd (Hong Kong)
$115,000 – Court Command-In Hoi An colt Washpool Lodge (As Agent) / N & J Moore Bloodstock (Macau)
$110,000 -Dubawi-Fairy Bride colt Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Bahen Bloodstock As Agent (Hong Kong)
$110,000 – Stratum-Christie’s Girl colt Attunga Stud (As Agent) / The Racing Club (Singapore)
$100,000 – Snitzel-Glamour Stock colt Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Eden Racing Pty Ltd (Vic)
$100,000 – Magic Albert-Dance Maiden colt Nolen Racing (As Agent) / Noel Mayfield-Smith (NSW)
$100,000 – Musket-Akarana colt Oakwood Farm (As Agent) / Darwin Lamin (Singapore)