Well Bred Filly Tops National Yearling Opener

Lot 1529A beautifully bred filly by Manduro topped the first session of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast today.

The star of a quality draft from Patinack Farm, the filly was catalogued as Lot 1529 and was knocked down for $500,000 to Magic Millions, acting as agent for an undisclosed client.

The filly is the first foal of the Sadler’s Wells mare Endless, a mare sold last week to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum for $1.05 million.

Endless is a half sister to the stakes winner Kind – dam of world champion galloper, unbeaten sensation Frankel.

The second top price of the day was the $280,000 given for the More Than Ready-Danehill Smile filly, also from the unreserved reduction draft from Patinack Farm.

The bay filly is the second foal of the former explosive juvenile Danehill Smile – a mare whose first foal is already a winner.

Lot 1497The top priced colt today was Coolmore Australia’s Tale of the Cat colt, Lot 1462.

The colt, from the lightly raced High Rolling mare Casino Snip, is headed to Hong Kong where he will join the stables of Manfred Man.

During the day over $6.5 million was traded on 165 lots sold – at an average price of almost $40,000, well up on last year’s opening session. The clearance rate of 74 per cent was also up on last year.

Some 15 yearlings sold for six figures today – a record number for any session of the National Yearling Sale.

“It was a very patchy market,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox reported this evening.

“There were plenty of good sales but vendors must realise the market is what it is.”

Lot 1505“There’s plenty of people here to participate and we look forward to the realignment of the market tomorrow,” Cox added.

To view the sale results or to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

The second session of the sale will he held from 10am tomorrow.

(2012 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 252 (187)
Session Gross: $6,565,500 ($3,903,000)
Average Price: $39,791 ($33,647)
Top Price: $500,000 ($230,000)
Lots Sold: 165 (116)
Lots Withdrawn: 28 (21)
Lots Passed In: 59 (50)
Sold %: 74 (70)


$500,000 – Manduro-Endless filly
Vendor: Patinack Farm / Buyer: Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$280,000 – More Than Ready-Danehill Smile filly
Patinack Farm / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

Lot 1462$160,000 – Tale of the Cat-Casino Snip colt
Coolmore Stud (As Agent) / Manfred Man (HK)

$150,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Indexed colt
Bellerive Stud (As Agent) / Sun Kingdom/Eliza (HK)

$150,000 – Commands-La Silva colt
Baramul Stud / John Foote Bloodstock (Qld)

$140,000 – Onemorenomore-Devil Moon filly
Patinack Farm / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$125,000 – More Than Ready-Magie Francaise colt
Baramul Stud / Encompass Bloodstock (NSW)

$115,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Savoia colt
Bellerive Stud (As Agent) / Michael Azzie (Sth Africa)

$110,000 – Exceed and Excel-Libidinious colt
Newgate Farm (As Agent) / Rodney Touse (Singapore)