The catalogue for the first five days of the sale has been released and is now available for viewing online and also for download on the Equineline Catalog App for iPad.
The sale will commence on January 7 with the first foal of group winning mare Valentine Miss catalogued as the first lot, one of 42 lots for Widden Stud at the Gold Coast auction.
Leading trainers, owners and bloodstock agents are set to converge on the Gold Coast as they hunt for the next Dissident, Amicus, Shooting to Win, Atlantic Jewel, Zoustar, Pierro, Boban or Almalad.
“Last year’s auction was a resounding success with increases across the board and a clearance rate of almost 90 per cent,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox noted. “We are confident prospective buyers will give our 2015 line up a great endorsement at the sale in January.”
Among the well related lots in the 2015 catalogue are (at least half) relations to Group One winners including Aloha, Amicus, Bel Mer, Boban, Buffering, Captain Sonador, Delago Deluxe, Dreamaway, Eagle Regiment, Fat Al, Foxwedge, Happy Trails, Heavenly Glow, Ilovethiscity, Irish Lights, Jungle Rocket, Mrs Onassis, O’Marilyn, Pierro, Regal Cheer, Rena’s Lady, Royal Descent, Sacred Choice, Samaready, Spirit of Boom, Starspangledbanner, Tinto and Whobegotyou.
Star racemares represented by yearlings in the catalogue include Group One winners Aloha, Bel Mer, Carry on Cutie, Clean Sweep, Covertly, Dorabella, Ellicorsam, Fashions Afield, Grand Journey, Hasna, Imperial Beauty, Kenbelle, Lady Jakeo, Midnight Oil, Miss Victory, Mythical Play, Portland Singa, Reactive, Recurring, Regimental Gal, Response, Russeting, Special Mission, Star Satire, Velocitea and Zagalia.
Some 274 lots in the catalogue are from stakes performed mares – 166 of them stakes winners prior to retiring to stud. 86% of yearlings catalogued are BOBS Eligible, while other Breeder Bonus schemes are well represented.
Plenty of interest will surround the progeny of 22 individual first season sires including Dream Ahead (14 lots), Foxwedge (30), Helmet (8), Love Conquers All (7), Pluck (9), Sepoy (34), Smart Missile (44), So You Think (23), Toorak Toff (8) and Uncle Mo (12).
The leading sires ranked by representation for the sale are Sebring (53 lots), Snitzel (52), Smart Missile (44), More Than Ready (36), Sepoy (34), I Am Invincible (31), Foxwedge (30), Northern Meteor (28), Fastnet Rock (26), Denman (24), Hinchinbrook (24) and So You Think (23). In all there are some 92 individual sires represented in Books 1 and 2 of the auction.
Australia’s leading breeders and have supported the sale strongly with the leading vendors by draft size headed by Baramul Stud (69 lots), Coolmore Stud (55), Widden Stud (42), Newhaven Park (37), Newgate Farm (32), Arrowfield Stud (30), Yarraman Park (30), Vinery Stud (28), Kitchwin Hills (24) and Glenlogan Park (23).