Fastnet Rock topped the first session of the Magic Millions National Foal Sale with a $600,000 colt on the Gold Coast.
Offered as part of the Teeley Reduction, the colt from Your Life Style was purchased by John Moynihan of et Stables and Tom Magnier of Coolmore Stud. “He’s a beautiful horse,” Moynihan said. “We loved him physically, he has a great pedigree and if he runs he’s a major stallion prospect.
“We’re going to race him with Coolmore. He’s an exceptionally bred horse, he’s very physical and by a great stallion. He’s the right sort of horse to have a shot with.”
First season sires were popular with the Foxwedge – Call Me Paris colt opening the day’s trade for $260,000. Leading Sydney based bloodstock agent James Harron purchased him on behalf of Foxwedge’s owner Edmund Bateman.
“He’s a cracking colt,” Harron reported. “Very physical, great maturity. He had a great attitude through the sale and he looks a nice running type of horse.”
The Teeley Reduction of weanlings proved extremely popular with buyers, grossing almost $3 million with an average price of over $105,000. Aside from the $600,000 Fastnet Rock colt, the Teeley draft also provided the second and third top sellers, both daughters of Golden Slipper winner Stratum.
The first day of the sale grossed over $8.27 million with 190 lots selling at an average of $43,561. The clearance rate was 83%.
Day 2 of the National Weanling Sale will commence at 10am on Monday.
DAY 1 TOP SELLERS
$600,000 – Fastnet Rock-Your Life Style colt
Vendor: Teeley Reduction / Buyer: Stonestreet Stables/Coolmore Stud (NSW)
$425,000 – Stratum-Precious Lorraine filly
Teeley Reduction / Arrowfield Stud (NSW)
$400,000 – Stratum-Quench the Thirst filly
Teeley Reduction / Jamieson Park (NZ)
$260,000 – Foxwedge-Call Me Paris colt
Eliza Park International (As Agent for Racetree) / James Harron Bloodstock (NSW)
$230,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Fritz’s Princess filly
Teeley Reduction / Baramul Stud (NSW)