On Saturday Magic Millions graduates dominated the two-year-old races around the country with Military Rose, Masquerador, Toorak Toff, Hidden Kisses, Devinardi and Eclair Mystic all winning races with prizemoney of $50,000 or more.
Today the winning trend continued with a quartet of impressive juvenile winners within an hour period.
Not a Single Doubt youngster Rub Doubt kicked away the streak when a neck winner in the opening event at Murray Bridge.
A graduate of the Riverside Stud draft at last year’s Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Rub Doubt is prepared by renowned Strathalbyn horseman Brian Mueller.
She is the second winner for Ruby’s Our Hope, an unraced Rubiton daughter of the Flemington stakes winner and 17 time winner Grey Condor.
Cosmo Gal, a half sister to impressive gallopers Geared Up and Cortina Gal, kicked away the Eagle Farm card with a dashing win under Paul Hammersley.
A member of the Bruce Hill stable, the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale graduate had a three and a half length margin on the line over runner-up Don’t Call Me Crazy.
The opening event at Warwick Farm saw the Darby Bloodstock colours in the winner’s stall with well bred gelding Rockaway Star.
A $27,500 bargain buy from the Gold Coast last year, Rockaway Star is by Danehill’s record breaking son Rock of Gibraltar and from the Widden Stakes winning County mare Bundle of Thanks.
Trained by Marc Conners, Rockaway Star had contested a couple of quality races before being sent to Bathurst last start for a “confidence boosting” win.
The progressive youngster was able to make it back to back wins as he held out the favourite to win by a head.
A half sister to Rockaway Star, by Quest for Fame, is being prepared by Bowness Stud for June’s Magic Millions National Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast.
Minutes later back at Eagle Farm favourite punters were cheering when Mossman youngster Mr Mafia came with a brilliant burst to win under talented Gold Coast claimer Ashley Butler.
Sold by Magic Millions as a weanling (for $13,000) and a yearling (for $32,000), Mr Mafia is trained by Leon Morton and had been a trial winner leading into the race.
The brown gelding is the third winner for the unraced Thunder Gulch mare Minnamurra Girl – who’s dam by Danehill is a three quarter sister to outstanding sire Flying Spur.
Magic Millions graduates made it four city winners from the first four races run on Wednesday when Golago cruised home in the opening race at Sandown.
With talented Mornington apprentice Ben Knobel in the stable, Golago shot to the front in the straight and he held a good margin right to the post.
A graduate of the 2007 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Golago is a son of Delago Brom and was a member of the draft of Oakford Thoroughbred Farm.
“He’s just needed a bit of time,” trainer John Honeysett said. “He had an operation to remove a bone chip.”
“He’s a 2000 metre plus horse. He’s still not there yet, but he’s doing a great job.”
A filly by Star Witness’ sire Starcraft has topped the 2010 Magic Millions QTIS 600 Yearling Sale after making $140,000 during today’s second and final session.
Leading Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan snapped up the attractive youngster, who was catalogued as lot 241.
“She was one of the fillies of the sale,” Ryan reported. “She’s by a young stallion who’s really doing the job.”
“She’s a lovely type and has a great pedigree – she has a lot of things going for.”
“The way the quality horses have sold this year, she certainly looked good value,” he added.
“And with her being QTIS 600 and BOBS she looks the perfect buy for me.”
Later in the day top Kelly Schweida went to $110,000 for a colt by Snizel, Jamie Bayliss snapped up a Sequalo colt for $107,500 and Bryan Guy went to $100,000 for a youngster by Hidden Dragon.
The sale boasted record figures across all levels with over $7.66 million traded on 346 yearlings a strong clearance rate of over 82 per cent.
The average price of $22,166 was impressive when compared to the $18,424 achieved at the same sale last year.
“It’s been a great couple of day’s selling and I’m sure buyers would be thrilled with the value they have achieved,” Magic Millions Managing Director David Chester said.
“With such great incentives and bonuses linked to the sale, the buyers will be looking back at this sale as one of the best value ever.”
“The Queensland buyers, as you’d expect, were the busiest buyers at the sale – but we had good representation from around Australia and also overseas,” Chester added.
SALE TOP SELLERS
$140,000 – Starcraft-If I So Desire filly
Vendor: Lyndhurst Stud Farm (As Agent) / Buyer: Gerald Ryan (NSW)
$135,000 – Snitzel-Fatina colt
Glenlogan Park / Dynamic Syndications (NSW)
$110,000 – Snitzel-Scenic Mist colt
Glenlogan Park / Kelly Schweida (Qld)
$107,500 – Sequalo-Sparkling Success colt
Lyndhurst Stud Farm / Jamie Bayliss (Qld)
$100,000 – Hidden Dragon-Shysu colt
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Bryan Guy (Qld)
$100,000 – Sequalo-Beating the Odds colt
Lyndhurst Stud Farm (As Agent) / Alan Acton (Qld)
$100,000 – Show a Heart-Vital Statistic colt
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)
Lots Catalogued: 462 (469)
Lots Sold: 346 (333)
Average Price: $22,166 ($18,424)
Lots Withdrawn: 42 (55)
Lots Passed: 74 (80)
Sale Aggregate: $7,669,500 ($6,135,500)
Top Price: $140,000 ($135,000)
Sold %: 82 (81)