A colt by Dundeel from Group 1 winning mare Miss Finland has topped a buoyant opening session of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Offered as Lot 232, he stole the show late on Wednesday when purchased for $900,000 by agent Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock. Miss Finland has already made her mark at stud through the exploits of her G1 Thousand Guineas winning daughter Stay With Me.
It capped a great day’s trade with records falling across the board.
Turnover reached $35.90 million on 187 lots sold at an average of $192,016. The clearance rate was a healthy 85%.
“There were 11 yearlings over half a million dollars and they were spread across a number of sires,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “The market is wide and varied. The buying bench is strong across all levels and to see the average, gross and clearance rates all rise has provided a great start.”
The second top seller on the day was the filly by Tapit from Lienan who was purchased by Gary Nickson Racing for $700,000. The filly will be raced by Mandalong Stud owner Rick Pisaturo who sat with Nickson to secure their No.1 pick of the sale.
“We liked the way the filly walked,” Nickson said. “She was a good type with beautiful conformation, great temperament and a good pedigree.”
DAY 1 LEADER-BOARD
$900,000 – Dundeel-Miss Finland colt (Lot 232)
Vendor: Arrowfield Stud / Buyer: Boomer Bloodstock (Qld)
$700,000 – Tapit-Leinan filly (Lot 165)
Newhaven Park / Mandalong Stud/Gary Nickson Racing (NSW)
$600,000 – Sebring-Footprint colt (Lot 27)
Musk Creek Farm / Little Kwok Hing Hung/Bahen B’stock (HK)
$600,000 – More Than Ready-Heart Ashley filly (Lot 80)
Kia-Ora Stud / Vinery Stud (NSW)
$575,000 – I Am Invincible-Is Amazing filly (Lot 117)
Yarraman Park Stud / George Moore B’stock (HK)
$525,000 – Not a Single Doubt-Golden Edict colt (Lot 55)
Aquis Farm (for Emirates Park) / China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar (China)