Day 1 Adelaide Magic Millions – Testa Rossa colt makes $100,000

A Testa Rossa colt topped Day 1 of the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale at Morphettville on Monday night.

A member of the Baramul Stud draft and catalogued as Lot 14, the chestnut colt attracted plenty of interest and was purchased for $100,000 by leading local trainer David Jolly.

Jolly has tasted great success with Adelaide graduates and his latest buy is the second foal of Rose Of Pania – a Redoute’s Choice sister to Group 1 winning mare Lotteria.

A Time Thief colt, catalogued as Lot 61 by agent Robyn Wise, was knocked down to Singapore based Premier Racing Partnerships for $90,000.  He is a half brother to two winners from the family of G1winning mare Heat of the Moment.

Little Hills Pastoral sold the top-priced filly when its cracking Magic Albert – Autumn Dash youngster realised $85,000.  Queensland based bloodstock agent John Foote bought her after a fierce sale-ring battle with Perth trainer Neville Parnham.

The filly is the first foal of winning Dash for Cash mare Autumn Dash and the dam is a half sister to record breaking juvenile Fappiano’s Son – another bred from the same Yorketown property.

Day 1 trade saw turnover reach $1.96 million at an average price of $33,853.  The clearance rate was 76%.

“It’s been a very good start to the sale,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.  “Vendors have been realistic and we recorded a very good opening session clearance rate.”