A colt and filly by super sire Redoute’s Choice shared top billing on Day 2 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions on Thursday.
The pair both sold for $720,000 and helped push the cumulative sale gross to over $50 million.
Arrowfield Stud presented the filly from Flavoured as Lot 249. She is a three quarter sister to Magic Millions Guineas fancy Aerobar and was purchased by Rick Worthington.
“Whenever and wherever we buy a yearling and whether it be a colt or a filly it must be an athlete as you can’t train a pedigree page,” Worthington said. “The fact that this filly has a great pedigree just increases her value of course. You’re buying an athlete, but if she can run there’s great residual there.”
Later in the day James Harron in partnership with American buyer John Moynihan went to $720,000 to secure the Redoute’s Choice colt from grand producer Kidman.
Catalogued as Lot 359, the colt was presented by Newhaven Park and is a three quarter brother to outstanding Singapore gallopers Zac Spirit and Zac Influence. “If he runs like he looks then the sky is the limit.” Moynihan said. “He could be a stallion – we’re excited.”
After Day 2, the corresponding average compared to last year is up 28% to $171,678.
Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox is delighted with the figures. “It’s been among the strongest yearling sales that I’ve been involved with in over 24 years in the business,” he said. “There’s some star lots to come over the next couple of days so we may see some more fireworks yet.”
SESSION 2 TOP SELLERS
$720,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Flavoured filly
Vendor: Arrowfield Stud / Buyer: Rick Worthington
$720,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Kidman colt
Newhaven Park / James Harron /John Moynihan
$620,000 – Snitzel-Hokospokus
Arrowfield Stud / Gai Waterhouse
$520,000 – Sepoy-Florentina colt
Segenhoe Stud / Moody Racing
$450,000 – Snitzel-Fairchild colt
Bell View Park Stud / Gerald Ryan Racing
$430,000 – So You Think-Dorabella colt
Kia-Ora Stud / Scone Bloodstock