Records Tumble at Best Ever National Weanling Sale

Records Tumble at Best Ever National Weanling Sale

A filly by champion sire Fastnet Rock sold for $750,000 on Day Two of what results have revealed to be the most successful Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale ever.

Records were smashed across the board with the sale gross soaring 23 per cent on the 2017 auction and the average climbing 21 per cent on the record achieved a year ago.

The $750,000 sale of the Fastnet Rock-More Valour filly (Lot 334) made history as well – she is the most expensive filly ever sold in the history of the Southern Hemisphere’s undisputed number one weanling auction.

“Ideally we would have loved to have gotten her for $300,000 or $400,000 but she was the best horse here,” Waterford Bloodstock’s Mike Rennie said.

“You just can’t get a pedigree like that and by a champion sire. We knew we would have to pay a lot of money – I was thinking we might have needed $600,000 but still at $750,000 she is a great buy.”

On type Rennie said the filly was “a belter.”

“She’s a medium sized filly with a good girth – well balanced with a big hip. She’s just what I like to see – not too big and she’s really well in proportion.”

“She moved beautifully and Coolmore do a great job,” Rennie summed up.

Aquis Farm were rewarded handsomely for their strong support of the sale when their supplementary colt by I Am Invincible (Lot 549) sold for $400,000.

Paul Moroney purchased the youngster in conjunction with Sir Owen Glenn’s Go Bloodstock Australia one of three purchases over the two day auction.

The $400,000 colt is the third foal of a winning General Nediym half sister to Darren Weir’s outstanding middle distance performer Humidor. The mare’s first foal Cyber Attack is already a juvenile winner and will tomorrow run in a listed race in New Zealand.

The leading buyer on spend for the sale was the United Kingdom based Redwall Bloodstock and that outfit went to $310,000 to secure the Zoustar colt from Shakeira offered by Kingstar Farm.

“He’s obviously by the most exciting young sire over here at the moment,” Redvers said. “We have a vested interest I must say, but he’s just a cracker.”

“He’s the most athletic colt with a huge amount of style and presence. He’ll be brought back to be resold and we hope he will be one of his top lots,” Redvers added.

The two day National Weanling Sale rounded out with 383 lots sold during Book 1 at a clearance rate of 85 per cent. The average price was $63,116 and the total sale gross over $24 million.

“It was a sensational day,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said. “Following on from yesterday – it got stronger and deeper. The clearance rate of 85 per cent set a tone for what hopefully is in store next week.”

“It’s a record sale by gross and average – the gross up some 23 per cent and the average up 21 per cent and the median is just spectacular, up from $26,000 last year to $40,000 this year.”

“We’ve been very well rewarded by our vendors and the buyers have confidence in what we’re doing here and long may it continue,” Bowditch added.

To view a video review of today’s action click here and to view the results or make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

The 2018 National Sale resumes on Tuesday after a busy few days of inspections for the National Broodmare Sale with Day One comprising race fillies and maiden mares from 10am (AEST) on Tuesday.

(2017 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 540 (540)
Lots Sold: 383 (378)
Lots Passed In: 69 (88)
Lots Withdrawn: 88 (74)
Sale Gross: $24,173,500 ($19,692,500)
Average Price: $63,116 ($52,097)
Top Price: $750,000 ($525,000)
Median Price: $40,000 ($26,000)
Sold %: 85 (81)


$750,000 – Fastnet Rock-More Valour filly (Lot 334)
Vendor: Coolmore Australia (As Agent) / Buyer: Waterford Bloodstock (NZ)

$400,000 – I Am Invincible-Marechal colt (Lot 549)
Aquis Farm (As Agent) / Go Bloodstock Australia/Paul Moroney B’stock (NSW)

$320,000 – Pierro-Valoura colt (Lot 515)
Rothwell Park (As Agent) / Glenvale Stud (Ireland)

$310,000 – Zoustar-Shakeira colt (Lot 437)
Kingstar Farm (As Agent) / Redwall Bloodstock (UK)

$300,000 – Fastnet Rock-Midnight Ballet filly (Lot 316)
Coolmore Australia (As Agent) / Full Horse (China)

(ranked by total spend)

$1,060,000 – Redwall Bloodstock – 7 lots
$1,022,000 – James Bester Bloodstock – 10 lots
$800,000 – Justin Casse – 6 lots
$795,000 – Musk Creek Farm – 5 lots
$750,000 – Waterford Bloodstock – 1 lot
$740,000 – Go Bloodstock Australia/Paul Moroney Bloodstock – 3 lots
$700,000 – Glenvale Stud – 4 lots
$676,000 – Belmont Bloodstock Agency – 5 lots
$650,000 – Boomer Bloodstock – 1 lot
$640,000 – Dermot Farrington Bloodstock – 6 lots

(ranked by average – 3 or more sold)

$379,167 – Fastnet Rock – 6 sold
$188,750 – Pierro – 8 sold
$161,667 – Zoustar – 15 sold
$140,000 – Vancouver – 14 sold
$133,800 – Sebring – 5 sold
$123,333 – Written Tycoon – 6 sold
$122,500 – Spirit of Boom – 8 sold
$112,000 – Pride of Dubai – 10 sold
$91,333 – Street Boss – 3 sold
$85,923 – Dissident – 13 sold

(ranked by total gross)

$4,292,000 – Coolmore Australia – 19 sold
$1,677,000 – Burnewang North Pastoral – 17 sold
$1,646,500 – Aquis Farm – 30 sold
$1,191,000 – Rothwell Park – 14 sold
$1,100,500 – Sledmere Stud – 20 sold
$1,091,000 – Kingstar Farm – 15 sold
$902,500 – Glastonbury Farms – 12 sold
$844,500 – Segenhoe Stud Australia – 11 sold
$660,000 – Widden Stud – 9 sold
$636,000 – Rosemont Stud – 8 sold