Yarradale Stud topped Day 2 of the Perth Magic Millions with a $100,000 Oratorio (Aus) colt that was purchased by Ascot trainer Trevor Andrews.
The Oratorio colt is from the stakes performed Scenic mare Academy Girl and is a half-brother to stakes performer Knightlike. “I really liked the colt,” Andrews said. “He’s a quality individual and looks a late two-year-old type. Hopefully, he can develop into a WA Guineas horse.”
Mungrup Stud based Oratorio had a colt (ex Palace Alice) sell for $120,000 to Andrews on Day 1 of the Perth Sale.
Aquanita Racing trainer Simon Miller was next best on the Day 2 leader-board with a Danehill Express – Due South colt from Mungrup Stud for $95,000.
Over $3.54 million was traded on 148 lots sold at an average price of almost $24,000 and clearance rate of 68%. “We are pleased with the participation of the Western Australian buyers at the sale as well as those from the Eastern States with their spend up on last year,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said at the completion of the Sale
“Quality horses sold very well, but it was tough for those at the other end,” Cox added. “Breeders need to continue to invest and improve their bloodstock for the long term health of the industry.”
The lack of off-shore buyers would have concerned the Sunspeed State. There were no South-East Asian buyers in the Top 30 leader-board released by Magic Millions.
DAY 2 LEADER-BOARD
$100,000 – Oratorio-Academy Girl colt
Vendor: Yarradale Stud / Buyer: Trevor Andrews (WA)
$95,000 – Danehill Express-Due South colt
Mungrup Stud (As Agent) / Aquanita Racing Pty Ltd (WA)
$82,500 – Oratorio-Highway Bliss colt
Mungrup Stud (As Agent) / Paul Jordan (WA)
$77,500 – Viscount-Street Show colt
Korilya Stud / Peter Giadresco (WA)
$75,000 – Teofilo-Drumgo filly
Toreby Park (As Agent) / John Chalmers Bloodstock (WA)
$67,500 – Husson Lightning-Hadani colt
Bellbridge Park / Belmont Bloodstock Agency (Vic)