History was made on Wednesday when a cracking filly by Sepoy sold for $850,000 to top the opening day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
New Zealand based bloodstock agent Michael Wallace secured the filly from the draft of South Australia’s Mill Park for the China Horse Club. She is the first foal of the stakes winning Starcraft mare Celebrity Girl and is the highest priced yearling by a first season sire ever sold on the Gold Coast.
“She’s a filly with an exceptional pedigree,” Wallace said. “She has great similarities between her sire and her mother. She’s an outstanding first foal from some of the best breeders in Australia in Mill Park so she had plenty going for her.
“It was probably a little more than we expected to pay, but diamonds don’t come cheap.”
Mill Park, who previously prepared the Magic Millions graduates including Happy Trails, Divine Madonna, Devil Moon, Undoubtedly and Mummify, presented the filly on behalf of her Adelaide based breeders Trevor and Beth Robertson.
The Day 1 leader was one of six yearlings to sell by Sepoy at an average price of $367,500.
A More Than Ready – Chinchilla Rose colt sold to Gai Waterhouse $600,000. “He’s from a brilliant, young mare by a proven sire,” Waterhouse said. “He’s a really sexy, loose type of horse – exactly the sort that attracts my attention. I thinks he’s very special.”
Day 2 will commence at 11am (Qld time) on Thursday.
DAY 1 TOP SELLERS
$850,000 – Sepoy-Celebrity Girl filly
Vendor: Mill Park (As Agent) / Buyer: China Horse Club
$600,000 – More Than Ready-Chinchilla Rose colt
Segenhoe Stud (As Agent) / Gai Waterhouse
$600,000 – Fastnet Rock-Delta Girl colt
Coolmore Stud (As Agent) / Chris Waller
$575,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Dances On Waves colt
Mill Park (As Agent) / Stallion Racing/Jadeskye Racing
$460,000 – Sepoy-Academy Idol colt
Riversdale (As Agent) / David Raphael
$450,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Augusta Proud filly
Broadwater Thoroughbreds (As Agent) / Jon Kelly /Gai Waterhouse Racing
$450,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Awesome Planet colt
Newgate Farm (As Agent) / Gary Mudgway Bloodstock