Day 1 Magic Millions National Mare Sale – Teeley trades $23 million

Ten lots sold for over $1 million during a record breaking opening session of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast.

Unprecedented international participation led to records being shattered across the board on Wednesday highlighted by the Teeley Assets Dispersal.

Beautifully bred and top producing mare Monsoon Wedding topped the day’s proceedings when knocked down to Tom Magnier of Coolmore Stud for $2.30 million.  She was one of two high-profile mares on the day purchased by the powerful Coolmore team with Magnier also signing for Lankan Rupee’s dam Estelle Collection for $1.40 million.

“Both mares are outstanding prospects and we look forward to them joining the Coolmore team,” Magnier said.  “Monsoon Wedding is from that incredible family, while Estelle Collection is the dam of a champion and we hope she can produce another.”

New Zealand based bloodstock agent Dean Hawthorne went to $1.90 million to secure The Broken Shore, one of five daughters of Shantha’s Choice offered.  She was presented in foal to Pierro.

Three other lots sold for $1.50 million – one a daughter of Shantha’s Choice and two from her daughter and sale topper Monsoon Wedding.

New South Wales based Newgate Farm purchased three of the million dollar mares – Quench the Thirst ($1.50 million), Precious Lorraine ($1.50 million) and Your Life Style ($1.20 million).

Henry Field, for Newgate, purchased all five daughters of Monsoon Wedding with Cafe Scientific ($650,000) and Princess Narine ($600,000) completing the Teeley purchases.

“The majority of them will stay in Australia,” Field said.  “We’re blessed to have purchased so many members of the family and we look forward to further developing this incredible family.”

James Harron in association with leading American based farm, Hill ‘n’ Dale, signed for two million dollar lots, the three-year-old fillies Taste of Heaven ($1.5 million) and Drifting Cube ($1.1 million).

“It’s an incredible situation and may not come up again for decades to come,” Harron said.  “One which It can take breeders and investors a lifetime to find a family that actually works.  So to be able to come here and buy the best readymade family in Australia that keeps on producing year after year is extremely unique.”

One of the other million dollar purchases – Rex is a Star – was snapped up by Murray Anderson for $1.10 million and she will be heading to Dundeel this spring.

The Teeley Dispersal grossed over $23 million and averaged a staggering $404,000.

All up over $35.81 million was traded today on 174 lots sold at a record average price of $205,810.  The clearance rate was up 7 points to an exceptional 92%.


$2,300,000 – Monsoon Wedding (Lot 730)
Vendor: Teeley Dispersal / Buyer: Coolmore Stud (NSW)

$1,900,000 – The Broken Shore (Lot 745)
Teeley Dispersal / Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (NZ)

$1,500,000 – Quench The Thirst (Lot 736)
Teeley Dispersal / Newgate Farm (NSW)

$1,500,000 – Precious Lorraine (Lot 733)
Teeley Dispersal / Newgate Farm (NSW)

$1,500,000 – Taste of Heaven (Lot 707)
Teeley Dispersal / James Harron B’stock/Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm (USA)

$1,400,000 – Estelle Collection (Lot 714)
Teeley Dispersal / Coolmore Stud (NSW)

$1,200,000 – Your Life Style (Lot 751)
Teeley Dispersal / Newgate Farm (NSW)

$1,100,000 – Drifting Cube (Lot 704)
Teeley Dispersal / James Harron B’stock/Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm (USA)

$1,100,000 – Unspoken Choice (Lot 747)
Teeley Dispersal / Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum (UAE)

$1,100,000 – Rex is a Star (Lot 738)
Teeley Dispersal / Murray Anderson (NSW)