Records Smashed at Greatest Ever National Sale

Records Smashed at Greatest Ever National Sale

Stakes performed galloper Phaistos was the highest seller on the final day of a record breaking National Sale on the Gold Coast today.

Winners Bloodstock purchased the gelding for $165,000 and the $458,000 earner joins the stables of leading local trainer Gillian Heinrich.

Godolphin’s second top seller of the afternoon, the talented three-year-old Geronimos will also race in the black and pink colours after selling for $90,000.

Earlier in the day Book Two of the National Yearling Sale grossed over $1.1 million for 92 lots sold at an average price of $12,223 and clearance rate of over 81 per cent.

The top seller of today’s yearlings was the Pride of Dubai half sister to stakes winner Jami Lady who was knocked down to Scott Bancroft for $95,000.

The filly, who was offered by Roona Lodge, is from the four time winning Easy Rocking mare Bevico Girl who at stud has produced two winners from two to race headed by the Listed Bright Shadow winner Jami Lady.

Across eight action packed days of selling the 2021 Gold Coast National Sale has proven to be the most successful breeding stock sale in Southern Hemisphere history.

From the first of the weanlings selling on May 20, through to the final racehorse today the overall sale gross has reached $191,286,000 – smashing the previous record of almost $148 million in 2019 by 30 per cent.

Across all days of the sale some 1296 lots were sold at an average price of $147,597 and a sale clearance rate of 83 per cent.

Arcadia Queen was the top seller at the auction at $3.2 million – one of 26 individual lots to sell for $1 million or more. A further 57 lots sold for between $500,000 and $950,000.

“It is a momentous job pulling together a sale of this size,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said. “There’s so many cogs to the wheel to make it such a success.”

“I’d like to thank everyone who has played their part from right across the industry – it has been a record breaking auction and we are extremely grateful for the hard work of those who participated.”

“The National Sale is widely regarded as one of the great international auctions and with the results achieved over the past two weeks it confirms its place as a world leader.”

“I am so proud of the Magic Millions team. They have worked tirelessly, over such long hours for many weeks to make the auction such a remarkable event.”

“What an effort – and what a sale,” Bowditch summed up.

The bloodstock focus now switches west where the Magic Millions Swan Valley complex will play host to the Perth Winter Racehorse, Yearling and Thoroughbred Sale on Sunday, June 27. The catalogues for the auction will be online in the coming days.