The 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has attracted an outstanding catalogue with close relations to many of the country’s best gallopers to go under the hammer.
The catalogue for the first five sessions of the sale has been released and is now available for viewingonline and also for download on the Equineline Catalog App for iPad.
The sale will commence at the Gold Coast Sales Complex on January 8 and trainers, bloodstock agents and owners will be there to find the next racetrack champion to follow in the hoofsteps of recent graduates including Atlantic Jewel, Boban, Pierro and Zoustar.
“We’re thrilled with the quality of yearlings in the catalogue and we’re looking forward to the sale from January 8,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.
“Our racetrack success over the past 12 months has been quite phenomenal and with the 2014 edition of the sale ahead I think we’ll go to another level.”
Highlights of the sale include relations to recent spring carnival stakes winners:
- Long John – Half brother by Denman
- Royal Descent – Half brother by Big Brown
- Samaready – Half brother by Exceed and Excel
- Charlie Boy – Half sister by Canny Lad
- Divine Calling – Half sister by Big Brown
- Rain Drum – Half sister by Ad Valorem
- Thump – Half brother by Lope de Vega
- Unpretentious – Three quarter brother by Stratum
- Aussies Love Sport – Half brother by More Than Ready
- Catkins – Half brother by Husson
- Arabian Gold – Half brother by Exceed and Excel
There are also half, three quarter to full relations to Group One winners Absolute Champion, Alinghi, Aloha, Arapaho Miss, Bel Mer, Doctor Doom, Irish Lights, Juste Momente, Manhattan Rain, Maybe Discreet, Mrs Onassis, Mummify, Nechita, Polar Success, Princess Coup, Regal Cheer, Rubiscent, Shamekha, Sirmione, Snitzel, Starspangledbanner, Whobegotyou and Wylie Hall.
The progeny of 98 different sires are represented including Shamus Award’s sire Snitzel (38 lots), Zoustar’s sire Northern Meteor (20 lots), Atlantic Jewel’s sire Fastnet Rock (37 lots).
The 926 lot catalogue includes yearlings from former racetrack stars including Arapaho Miss, Bel Mer, Cheeky Choice, Cinque Cento, Covertly, Devil Moon, Dizelle, Headway, Juice, La Montagna, Melito, Penny Gem, Regimental Gal, Russeting, Serious Speed and Sky Cuddle.
Also in the catalogue are yearlings from group winners including Ambers Halo, Awesome Planet, Chakvetadze, Dandify, Fire Song, Flying Object, Fumble, Hidden Strings, La Italia, Lovemelikearock, Magically, Miss Judgement, Mulan Princess, Palacio De Cristal, Patronyme, Regal Chamber, Rubicall, Saint Minerva, Sharp, Sky Love, Throne Inn, Vivacious Spirit, Wild Storm, Zanna and Zilzie and dozens more.
All of the top 20 Australian based sires as they currently stand on the Australian General Sire Premiership table are all represented in the catalogue.
Interestingly four of the top five stallions on the most represented list for the sale are graduates of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale themselves – Sebring, Snitzel, Star Witness and Not a Single Doubt.
Star Witness leads the way on numbers for the first season sires with 37 catalogued entries. Other first season sires well represented include Congrats (28), Rothesay (24), Hinchinbrook (22), Lope de Vega (16) and Beneteau (12).
Aside from the first season sires the most represented sires in the Session 1-5 sale are Sebring (40), Snitzel (38), Fastnet Rock (37), Not a Single Doubt (31), Magic Albert (25), More Than Ready (25) and Denman (23).
To view the online catalogue for the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Books 1 & 2, clickhere.
Wednesday 8 January – Session One – Lots 001-190 – 11am
Thursday 9 January – Session Two – Lots 191-380 – 11am
Friday 10 January – Session Three – Lots 381-570 – 11am
Saturday 11 January – Session Four – Lots 571-663 – 6pm
Sunday 12 January – Session Five – Lots 664-926 – 10am