A cracking colt by Yarraman Park stallion Magic Albert topped the Gold Coast Magic Millions March yearling sale on Tuesday.
Offered by Kenmore Lodge, he was knocked down for $105,000 to the Victorian based partnership of Dream Thoroughbreds and Bluegrass Bloodstock and will be trained at Flemington by Anthony Freedman.
“He’s a very athletic and a really good moving colt – we weren’t going home without him,” David Azzopardi of Dream Thoroughbreds said. “His half sister was a Moonee Valley 2YO winner at her only start recently.
“He was selected by Lenny Russo’s Bluegrass Bloodstock who works closely with us. Specifically, we were looking for a colt that would ultimately be a Guineas type. Anthony has been a long time supporter of ours and is excited about getting the colt.”
Second top price on Day 2 was the $82,500 Real Saga-Lasoron filly to leading Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds. She was presented by Glenlogan Park and is a half sister to promising Brisbane juvenile Grapevine. Edmonds secured the youngster after a spirited battle with Grapevine’s trainer Bryan Guy.
More than $5.54 million was traded on 258 lots over the two-day sale at an average price of $21,447, up slightly on last year’s figure of $21,193.
The clearance rate on Tuesday grew on the tough opening session. The rate for the sale rounded out at 69% which was 2 points down on last year.
“It was very much a selective and polarising market,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “There was very healthy competition on the better lots but there’s no hiding behind the fact that the clearance rate was disappointing.”
DAY 2 LEADER-BOARD
$105,000 – Magic Albert-Livonia colt (Lot 354)
Vendor: Kenmore Lodge / Buyer: Dream T/breds – Bluegrass B/s (Vic)
$82,500 – Real Saga-Lasoron filly (Lot 340)
Glenlogan Park / Toby Edmonds (Qld)
$80,000 – Falvelon-Mighty Illusion filly (Lot 379)
Glenlogan Park (As Agent) / Neil Jenkinson (Qld)
$72,500 – Authorized-La Redoute colt (Lot 333)
Glenlogan Park / Magic Millions as agent (Hong Kong)