A beautifully bred filly by champion sire Redoute’s Choice topped Book 2 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions on Sunday.
Presented by Arrowfield Stud, the filly from stakes winner Flame of Atlanta was knocked down to Prime Thoroughbred’s Joe O’Neill for $280,000.
“She’s a standout filly and has a lot going for her.” O’Neill said. “She has a lovely hindquarter and if she does the right thing on the track she will develop into an outstanding broodmare of the future.”
The Redoute’s Choice filly is a half sister to this season’s G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes runner-up Not Listenin’tome. She’s the fourth foal of the stakes winning Encosta de Lago mare Flame of Sydney.
The top price for a colt came when Mane Lodge sold the I Am Invincible – Snippety Day youngster for $160,000.
All up on Sunday, over $9.5 million was traded on 199 lots sold at an average price of $47,924. The clearance rate was a healthy 83%.
“The momentum of Book 1 rolled into Book 2 and all numbers are up across the board,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox reported. “It was great to see the support of some of our most commercial vendors and they ended up being very well rewarded.”
“Equally the participation of some of our highest profile buyers was very pleasing to see. It gives us great confidence to market Book 2 in 2015.”
Today’s results came at the same time as the clearance rate for the Book 1, Day 1-4 sale which concluded last night, went past 89 per cent.
BOOK 2 LEADER BOARD
$280,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Flame Of Sydney filly
Vendor: Arrowfield Stud / Buyer: Power Thoroughbreds
$160,000 – I Am Invincible- Snippety Day Colt
Mane Lodge / Magic Millions As Agent
$150,000 – Snitzel- Pheebles colt
Eureka Thoroughbreds / John Foote Bloodstock
$145,000 – High Chaperral-Elegant Jewel filly
Lomar Park Stud / Paul Moroney Bloodstock
$135,000 – Onemorenomore-Donatella colt
Coolmore Stud / PFG Racing