Record Gross at Tasmanian Yearling Sale

Record Gross at Tasmanian Yearling Sale

A colt by Fiorente sold for $115,000 and topped a record breaking 2019 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale in Launceston today.

The colt catalogued as Lot 63 was offered by Armidale Stud and sold to leading Victorian based buyer Brad Spicer.

“He’s a lovely staying type of horse,” Spicer said. “The Fiorentes are really starting to hit their straps and there’s not many opportunities to buy one in the market this year.”

“The colt is very similar to a smart Fiorente I have at home called Little Phoenix who has shown good things in two starts with Chris Waller.”

“He looks like a horse who we could develop into a Derby type. He’s from a mare who was third in a Tasmanian Oaks, he’s an exciting prospect.”

The Fiorente was the top seller of a sale which returned an all-time record gross of almost $3 million and an increased clearance rate of 77 per cent.

Local buyer Leigh Winwood has tasted incredible success with past Tasmanian Yearling Sale graduates and he went to $100,000 to secure Lot 116, the Charge Forward colt from Tara’s Spur offered by Grenville Stud.

Winwood has led the ownership groups of star sale graduates including Royal Rapture, Kenjorwood and Queen La Diva.

Leading local trainers Scott Brunton (7 lots at $244,000) and Adam Trinder (5 lots at $157,500) led the way on the buyers list on spend.

“This sale continues to go from strength to strength,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said. “To again have a record gross here in Tasmania is an amazing result for the breeders.”

“It was pleasing to see many of the local buyers support the sale in an unprecedented manner plus the strong interstate and international participation.”

“Full credit to Tasracing and Tasbreeders. The new initiatives have been a major driver behind these positive results.”

“Today’s sale reaffirms our recent contract renewal and our ongoing commitment to Tasmania,” Bowditch added.

To view the results of the 2019 Tasmanian Yearling Sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

(2018 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 142 (137)
Lots Sold: 106 (94)
Lots Withdrawn: 5 (10)
Lots Passed In: 31 (33)
Top Price: $115,000 ($100,000)
Average Price: $28,151 ($29,729)
Median Price: $21,000 ($22,000)
Sale Gross: $2,984,000 ($2,794,500)
Sold %: 77.4 (74)


$115,000 – Fiorente-Love the Moment colt (Lot 63)
Vendor: Armidale Stud / Buyer: Spicer Thoroughbreds (Vic)

$100,000 – Charge Forward-Tara’s Spur colt (Lot 116)
Grenville Stud / Leigh Winwood (Tas)

$95,000 – Street Boss-God Bless Us colt (Lot 35)
Armidale Stud / Ken Keys (Vic)

$90,000 – Hallowed Crown-Oceans colt (Lot 80)
Armidale Stud / Neerim Lodge (Vic)

$85,000 – Headwater-Lalani colt (Lot 60)
Grenville Stud / Kennewell Racing/Aquis Farm/Group 1 Bloodstock (Vic)

(ranked by total spend)

$244,000 – Scott Brunton – 7 lots
$157,500 – Adam Trinder – 5 lots
$145,000 – Victoria Peak – 2 lots
$115,000 – Spicer Thoroughbreds – 1 lot
$105,000 – Patrick Payne – 5 lots