Fillies by Eliza Park Stud stallion Magnus proved popular during a buoyant opening to the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale on Monday night.
Mark Riley paid top price of $115,000 for the Magnus filly from Coniston Gem (Greig) who was a Group 3 winner at Flemington and Caulfield. The Mornington based trainer outbid Lindsay Park to buy the Super VOBIS nominated session-topper.
Another Magnus filly, the sister to recent Group 2 runner-up Miss Promiscuity, sold for the equal second top price of $110,000. The fourth foal of the Melbourne winning Distant Music mare Zipstream, the filly was purchased by the Victorian partnership of Bluegrass Bloodstock and Wez Hunter.
Both Magnus fillies were presented at the auction by Eliza Park International, acting as agent for Robert Crabtree’s Dorrington Farm.
Sharing second place on the leader-board was Balcrest Stud’s Hussonet colt who sold to Queensland based bloodstock agent John Foote for $110,000. The chestnut colt is the third foal of the stakes performed Indian Danehill mare Ambika.
Day 1 trade reached $2,604,000 on 70 lots at an average price of $37,200. That was a 10% increase on the opening night in 2013. The clearance rate was also up 4 points to 80%.
Day 2 of the Adelaide Magic Millions will commence at 10am (SA time) on Tuesday.
DAY 1 LEADER-BOARD
$115,000 – Magnus-Coniston Gem filly (Lot 62)
Vendor: Eliza Park International (As Agent for Dorrington Farm) / Buyer: Mark Riley (Vic)
$110,000 – Hussonet-Ambika colt (Lot 25)
Balcrest Stud / John Foote Bloodstock (Qld)
$110,000 – Magnus-Zipstream filly (Lot 15)
Eliza Park International (As Agent for Dorrington Farm) / Bluegrass Bloodstock/Wez Hunter (Vic)
$100,000 – Lookin at Lucky-Choice of Colours filly (Lot 57)
Mill Park (As Agent) / Leon Macdonald (SA)
$100,000 – Stratum-Abazan colt (Lot 16)
Cornerstone Stud / Lindsay Park Bloodstock (Vic)