Leading Rosehill trainer Gary Moore was delighted to snap up his number one pick of the sale – snaring Lot 254 for $200,000.
The colt, offered by Goldin Farms, is a half brother to two multiple winners and is from a city performed More Than Ready half sister to Thousand Guineas winner Lady of the Pines.
“I’ve been watching him for the last two days,” Moore said. “I admire his sire and was a fan when he raced in Hong Kong.”
“Akeed Mofeed is doing a great job as a sire and it’s no surprise, his progeny are very good looking horses with great bone.”
“He will be a nice acquisition for the stable in Sydney,” Moore added. “It’s nice to have him and I think there’s great things destined for him.”
Local Hall of Fame horseman Leon Macdonald purchased the next two top sellers on Day Two – including the day’s most expensive filly, Lot 301 for $150,000.
That filly, a daughter of Cox Plate winner Shamus Award bred and offered by Willow Grove Stud, is a half sister to two stakes winners including the Macdonald/Gluyas trained star Tequila Time.
“She’s quite a nice filly,” Macdonald said. “She’s not over big but she’s put together well and I was always quite interested in buying her.”
Macdonald said the daughter of Shamus Award was “very similar” in type to Tequila Time.
Also joining the Macdonald and Gluyas stable at Morphettville is Lot 338 – the Shooting to Win colt from Gwynethanne who sold for $140,000.
That colt completed a massive sale for Tasmania’s Armidale Stud who sold all three offerings at the sale for an average price of $133,333. The only vendor above them on the averages was nearby Grenville Stud who yesterday averaged $163,333 for their three sales.
Across the two days of selling over $11.7 million was traded with the Dundeel filly from Day One topping the auction when selling for $250,000.
While figures across the board for Book One were down on last year, the results of the sale were welcomed by the Magic Millions team.
“The good horses sold extremely well,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said. “Vendors who supported the sale with the right horses have been rightly rewarded.”
“It goes to show the South Australian breeders who keep their nice horses here and support the Adelaide Sale that they can get huge results.”
“It was pleasing to see the strength of the local owners and trainers considering the challenges they are facing with the current racing climate in South Australia.”
The focus of the Australian bloodstock industry now switches north to Queensland with the 2019 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale to be staged next Monday and Tuesday.
“It’s a great sale for us,” Bowditch noted. “There’s plenty of opportunity at the Gold Coast March Yearling Sale – it’s a great catalogue so we encourage everyone to get amongst it.”
The see the results of the 2019 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.
BOOK ONE STATISTICS
(2018 Book One in brackets)
Lots Catalogued: 345 (331)
Lots Sold: 250 (252)
Lots Passed In: 66 (49)
Lots Withdrawn: 29 (30)
Sale Gross: $9,950,000 ($11,117,000)
Average Price: $39,800 ($44,115)
Top Price: $250,000 ($300,000)
Median Price: $30,000 ($35,000)
Sold %: 79.1 (84)
DAY TWO TOP SELLERS
$200,000 – Akeed Mofeed-Calemore colt (Lot 254)
Vendor: Goldin Farms / Buyer: Gary Moore Racing (NSW)
$150,000 – Shamus Award-El Milagro filly (Lot 301)
Willow Grove Stud / Macdonald Gluyas Racing (SA)
$140,000 – Shooting to Win-Gwynethanne colt (Lot 338)
Armidale Stud / Macdonald Gluyas Racing (SA)
(ranked by total spend – Book 1)
$515,000 – Yu Long Investments (Australia) – 4 lots
$500,000 – Macdonald Gluyas Racing – 5 lots
$347,000 – McEvoy Mitchell Racing – 4 lots
$258,000 – Kennewell Racing/Group 1 B’stock – 5 lots
$250,000 – McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Suman Hedge B’stock – 1 lot
(ranked by average – 3 or more sold – Book 1)
$163,333 – Grenville Stud – 3 sold
$133,333 – Armidale Stud – 3 sold
$83,000 – Kulani Park – 3 sold
$77,500 – Glastonbury Farms – 4 sold
$72,300 – Goldin Farms – 10 sold