A select trio of fillies topped a solid opening session at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale on Monday.
A cracking filly by Street Cry led the way when she was sold late in the afternoon for $280,000. Offered by Sledmere Stud, the filly was purchased by agent Bill Mitchell on behalf of Segenhoe Thoroughbreds.
“She’s a really lovely individual and looks a great prospect,” Mitchell said. “We’ve very happy to be able to buy her from her breeder Michael Sissian. We will decide down the track whether we re-offer her as a yearling or retain her to race.
“The family is one well known with Segenhoe and it is great she will get the chance to continue that tradition.”
The sale complex came alive again when the Coolmore Australia filly by Fastnet Rock from Native Song (Lot 201) paraded. She is headed to Victoria’s BC3 Thoroughbreds operation after being purchased for them by Tony Williams for $260,000.
The third filly on the top sellers leaderboard was the Fastnet Rock – Mohegan Sky youngster from Tyreel Stud. She sold to South Africa’s World Wide Bloodstock. “I’m delighted to buy her,” World Wide’s Andy Williams said. “She is well bred, a great individual and one of the picks of the sale.”
The Exceed and Excel – County Mayo colt from Rosari Farm was the top selling colt on the day, selling earlier for $180,000 to New Zealand’s Ascot Farm. “From the first day of inspections, we really fell in love with him,” studmaster Bruce Harvey reported. “He’s the one we wanted and is a lovely individual from a farm that is renowned for producing winners.”
“His sire is flying and they are winning everywhere, not only in Australia but also New Zealand and Hong Kong. He will make into a lovely yearling.”
Day 1 saw trade reach $4.78 million on 138 weanlings sold. The average price of $34,651 also climbed $2,000 on the corresponding session twelve months ago.
The clearance rate rose 7 points to 83%. “It’s been a very good sale,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox reported. “There were buyers and sellers at all levels of the market and we look forward to tomorrow’s session,” he added.
DAY 1 LEADER-BOARD
$280,000 – Street Cry-Munhro filly
Vendor: Sledmere Stud (As Agent) / Buyer: Segenhoe Thoroughbreds (NSW)
$260,000 – Fastnet Rock-Native Song filly
Coolmore Australia (As Agent) / BC3 Thoroughbreds (Vic)
$200,000 – Fastnet Rock-Mohegan Sky filly
Tyreel Stud / World Wide Thoroughbreds (Sth Africa)
$180,000 – Exceed and Excel-County Mayo colt
Rosari Farm / Ascot Farm (New Zealand)
$165,000 – Wanted-Gold Lyric filly
Eliza Park (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)
$165,000 – Exceed and Excel-Diamond Masque colt
Rothwell Park (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)
$140,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Keystone Gulch colt
Bellagio Lodge Spelling & Agistment (As Agent) / Bill Ouston (Qld)
$110,000 – Northern Meteor-Ms Bowie colt
Attunga Stud (As Agent) / Musk Creek Farm (Vic)
$100,000 – Street Cry-Double Down Dixie filly
Bellagio Lodge Spelling & Agistment (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (Vic)