A lovely colt by leading Mungrup Stud stallion Oratorio topped today’s second session of the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale at Belmont.
Catalogued as lot 218, the colt from the stakes performed Scenic mare Academy Girl, was purchased by leading Ascot trainer Trevor Andrews for $100,000.
The Westpeed eligible youngster, a half brother to the stakes performer Knightlike, was offered at the auction by Yarradale Stud.
Andrews said he was delighted to secure the colt who he considered the stand out lot of today’s second session sale.
“I really liked the colt,” Andrews said. “He’s a quality individual and there’s a lot of Scenic about him.”
“He’s not going to be the jump and run style Oratorio. He looks more of a later two-year-old and three-year-old. Hopefully he can develop into a Guineas horse.”
“He possesses a lot of quality and he will be raced by a loyal group of stable clients,” Andrews summed up.
Simon Miller, Aquanita Racing’s Perth based trainer, was the busiest buyer today – signing for nine lots at a spend of almost $300,000.
Miller snapped up the second top seller of the day, the Danehill Express-Due South colt from Mungrup Stud for $95,000.
Bloodstock agent John Chalmers, trainer Colin Webster, Noel Carter’s Commercial Bloodstock Services and Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock Agency rounded out the leading buyers list for the day.
“Today’s market was reasonably solid,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.
“Quality horses sold very well, but it was tough for those at the other end.”
“Breeders need to continue to invest and improve their bloodstock for the long term health of the industry,” Cox added.
Over $3.5 million was traded on 148 lots sold at an average price of almost $24,000 and clearance rate of 68 per cent.
“There were a lot of positives over the past two days including new clients in Perth for the first time and buying.”
“The clearance rate for yesterday’s strong first session has been boosted past 80 per cent with more sales completed overnight.”
“We are pleased with the participation of the Western Australian buyers at the sale as well as those from the Eastern States with their spend up on last year.”
“We think the two day sale format worked well and we look forward to the coming sales in Perth including a likely line up of 200 yearlings at a sale in June.”
To view the results of today’s second session of to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.
The Magic Millions sales focus now switches to Adelaide with that city’s annual yearling sale to be held from March 11 to 13.
Lots Catalogued: 230
Sale Gross: $3,548,500
Average Price: $23,976
Median Price: $20,000
Top Price: $100,000
Lots Sold: 148
Lots Withdrawn: 12
Lots Passed In: 70
Sold %: 68
SESSION TWO TOP SELLERS
$100,000 – Oratorio-Academy Girl colt
Vendor: Yarradale Stud / Buyer: Trevor Andrews (WA)
$95,000 – Danehill Express-Due South colt
Mungrup Stud (As Agent) / Aquanita Racing Pty Ltd (WA)
$82,500 – Oratorio-Highway Bliss colt
Mungrup Stud (As Agent) / Paul Jordan (WA)
$77,500 – Viscount-Street Show colt
Korilya Stud / Peter Giadresco (WA)
$75,000 – Teofilo-Drumgo filly
Toreby Park (As Agent) / John Chalmers Bloodstock (WA)
$67,500 – Husson Lightning-Hadani colt
Bellbridge Park / Belmont Bloodstock Agency (Vic)
(ranked by total spend)
$296,500 – Aquanita Racing (WA) – 9 lots
$239,000 – John Chalmers Bloodstock (WA) – 6 lots
$187,500 – Colin Webster (WA) – 8 lots
$164,000 – Commercial Bloodstock Services (WA) – 8 lots
$154,500 – Belmont Bloodstock Agency (Vic) – 3 lots