Oratorio Colt Tops Perth Day Two

Lot 360A colt by leading Western Australian based sire Oratorio topped the Day Two sale of the 2014 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale on Wednesday.

The colt, from the former smart Umatilla racemare and proven city producer Rumours, was purchased by top local trainer Trevor Andrews from Mungrup Stud for $75,000.

A half brother to the city winners Secret Enigma and Rumoured and four time Singapore winner Joyous Express, the colt is from a half sister to the winning dam of Singapore champion Given Vision.

The colt was one of 148 lots to be sold during a day in which $3.138 million changed hands at an average price of over $21,200.

The clearance rate of 76 per cent was well up on the 68 per cent achieved on the same day last year.

The second top price today was for the Blackfriars-Arcade Game colt from Bellbridge Park who was purchased by Grant Williams for $58,000.

Local buyer Gavin Foster went to $55,000 to secure Yarradale Stud’s War Chant filly from Pretentious, continuing that sire’s momentum from Tuesday.

Lot 214 with Grant & Alana WilliamsFirst season sire Demerit made his presence felt with one of his youngsters, a colt from Tribal Conquest selling to Commercial Bloodstock Services for $52,500.

The same price was given by Hong Kong’s Joseph Choi for a colt by Nadeem from the draft of Gold Front Thoroughbreds.

Further trade continued on some passed in lots from Tuesday’s Day One auction with the clearance rate from that auction passing 84 per cent today.

To view the complete sale statistics for the Day One and Two sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

(2013 Day Two stats in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 213 (230)
Sale Gross: $3,138,000 ($3,548,500)
Average Price: $21,203 ($23,976)
Median Price: $19,000 ($20,000)
Top Price: $75,000 ($100,000)
Lots Sold: 148 (148)
Lots Withdrawn: 17 (12)
Lots Passed In: 48 (70)
Sold %: 76 (68)


Trevor Andrews$75,000 – Oratorio-Rumours colt
Vendor: Mungrup Stud / Buyer: Trevor Andrews (WA)

$58,000 – Blackfriars-Arcade Game colt
Bellbridge Park / Grant Williams (WA)

$55,000 – War Chant-Pretentious colt
Yarradale Stud / Gavin Foster (WA)

$52,500 – Nadeem-Corrofin colt
Gold Front Thoroughbreds / Joseph Choi (Hong Kong)

$52,500 – Demerit-Tribal Conquest colt
Taunton Vale / Commercial Bloodstock Services (WA)

$50,000 – Scandal Keeper-Academy Girl filly
Yarradale Stud / Adam Durrant (WA)

$50,000 – Blackfriars-Contiki Kiss colt
Scenic Lodge / Bluegrass Bloodstock (Vic)

$50,000 – Kendel Star-Even You Too filly
Namerik Thoroughbreds / Donna Riordan (WA)

(ranked by total spend)

$186,500 – Commercial Bloodstock Services – 10 lots
$125,000 – Neville Parnham – 5 lots
$122,000 – Martin Epis – 5 lots
$116,000 – Dion Luciani – 4 lots
$103,500 – John Chalmers Bloodstock – 5 lots
$101,000 – Paul Jordan – 3 lots