Bloodstock buyers will be in for a treat during the spring carnival with news that Magic Millions will be hosting an unreserved reduction sale of about 350 horses from the leading Patinack Farm operation.
Comprising an outstanding selection of two-year-olds, racehorses and broodmares, the sale will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale.
With the draft still being finalised, the sale is set to include about 350 lots. This will be in addition to the 350-400 lots for the Horses in Training Sale.
The Patinack draft looks set to be made up of over 200 mares, 50 three-year-olds, 56 two-year-olds and 40 racehorses.
“Magic Millions is pleased to have been chosen to conduct this important sale,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.
“Patinack Farm has built up an impressive line up across all levels of the industry and their upcoming reduction sale will be giving buyers a unique opportunity.”
“Two of the farms young sires – Casino Prince and Husson – recently completed the 2011/12 season as the two leading first season sires in the country – a remarkable achievement.”
“A large number of the mares to go under the hammer will be in foal to a Patinack Farm stallion – including both Casino Prince and Husson,” Cox added.
Patinack Farm Chief Executive officer Peter Beer said the time was right for a reduction of the massive operation.
“Patinack Farm operation is now one of the biggest in the world, with a very strong broodmare band.”
“We have reached a point where we need to reduce our numbers and we regret losing some of our best stock, but a decision had to be made.”
“The sale will be filled with quality entries and will be a genuine reduction.”
“All horses lotted will be offered, subject to veterinary reasons. And all lots will be offered without reserve – the market will set their values,” said Mr Beer.
Further details of the sale will be released soon. Catalogues will be available in late September.
PROPOSED SELLING SCHEDULE
TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
Patinack Farm Unreserved Reduction Sale – Broodmares
WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER & THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER
National Horses in Training Sale
including entries from Patinack Farm Unreserved Reduction
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER
National Racehorse Sale including Patinack Farm Reduction Sale of Racehorses, 2yos and 3yos