Lyndhurst Stud sire Sequalo has topped Day 1 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions March Sale with a colt from Admiral’s Affair making $85,000.
Leading Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan snapped up the colt who is a half brother to his Group performer Whiskey Allround. “I love the family,” Gollan said after targeting the youngster from the draft of Kilto Park Thoroughbreds. “I’ve had good success with the sire as well as the female family so you could say he ticked both boxes in regards to pedigree.
“He’s very similar to Whiskey Allround at the same age and we’ve had some good fun with him. He was my must have horse of the sale.”
The Sequalo – Sale Eve filly was next best on the leader-board at $80,000. She was purchased by Liam Birchley from Oakwood Farm.
Day 1 trade reached $2.55 million on Monday at an average of $21,107 which was down 12% on last year’s figures. The clearance rate was a grim 64%.
“It’s been a tough day at the office,” Magic Millions CEO Vin Cox said. “The figures across the board are disappointing. Contary to what the clearance rate says, the vendors are prepared to meet the market.
“However, the large buying bench is reluctant to bid which we find baffling given the incredible success of graduates from this sale. But we are confident the clearance rate will improve on the back of private sales and the market tomorrow.”
Day 2 will commence at 11am (Qld time) on Tuesday.
DAY 1 LEADER-BOARD
$85,000 – Sequalo-Admiral’s Affair colt (Lot 157)
Vendor: Kilto Park (As Agent) / Buyer: Gollan Racing (Qld)
$80,000 – Sequalo-Sale Eve filly (Lot 63)
Oakwood Farm (As Agent) / Liam Birchley (Qld)
$70,000 – Rothesay-Showhama colt (Lot 80)
Glenlogan Park / Magic Millions as agent (Qld)
$70,000 – Real Saga-Trickspiel colt (Lot 131)
Fig Tree T’breds (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (Qld)
$65,000 – Husson-Virgin Snow colt (Lot 141)
Lucas Bloodstock (As Agent) / Bruce Hill (Qld)