Day 3 Magic Millions National Sale – Patinack dominates epic trade

Demand for quality from an international buying bench produced an outstanding day’s trade at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on Wednesday.

The Patinack Farm draft highlighted the session with 10 of the top 12 lots on the leader-board.  Nechita and Endless led the way when selling for $1.55 million and $1.05 million respectively.

Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Nechita topped the session when she was knocked down to Coolmore’s Tom Magnier for $1.55 million.  “She will be retired to stud and will visit Pierro if she stays in Australia, or if she heads to Europe she will be served by Galileo,” he said.  “She’s a lovely filly, by a champion stallion and we’re delighted to have her joining Coolmore Stud.”

The second highest price for the day was the $1.05 million by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa for the superbly bred mare Endless.

Endless, in foal to Husson, is a half sister to Kind, the stakes performed dam of many stars including world champion racehorse Frankel.  “I don’t think mares with her pedigree come on to the market every day of the week and I’m not sure what we will do yet,” agent Tim Stakemire said.

Earlier in the afternoon, Longport was purchased by Brisbane based trainer Danny Bougoure for $800,000.

Bougoure is best known for training globetrotting sprinter Falvelon.  Longport (Casino Prince) won the G2 Tea Rose Stakes and looks a great racing and breeding prospect for the future.

Other star Patinack Farm fillies and mares to sell well included Saturday’s G3 winner Sookie ($700,000 to Gai Waterhouse – James Harron), G1 winner Pear Tart ($675,000 to BBA Ireland) and G3 winner Pane in the Glass ($500,000 to SF Bloodstock).

BBA Ireland’s Adrian Nicoll said the purchase of Pear Tart was a landmark event in the Australian industry.  “Pear Tart has been bought by the Niarchos family in France in partnership with Coolmore Stud,” Nicoll said.  “She stays in Australia and they have never had mares in Australia before, so this is their first venture,”

“They own the grand-dam so they know the family well.  She is a Group 1 winner and she is likely to go to Pierro next year and then Fastnet Rock.”

“You could describe today as an epic day’s selling,” Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox stated.  “It will be long remembered by those here and all in the industry – it was a great day and a great result.”

Trade on Day 3 of the National Sale jumped 110% to $16.98 million.  The average rose 51% to $84,929 and the clearance rate improved 17 points to 85%.


$1,550,000 – Nechita
Vendor: Patinack Farm / Buyer: Tom Magnier (NSW)

$1,050,000 – Endless
Patinack Farm / Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum (UAE)

$800,000 – Longport
Patinack Farm / Dan Bougoure (Qld)

$700,000 – Sookie
Patinack Farm / Gai Waterhouse Racing/James Harron B’stock (NSW)

$675,000 – Pear Tart
Patinack Farm / BBA Ireland (Ireland)

$500,000 – Pane in the Glass
Patinack Farm / SF Bloodstock LLC (USA)

$450,000 – Frustrating
Patinack Farm / Tom Magnier (NSW)

$450,000 – Alberton Park
Edinburgh Park (As Agent) / Bowcock B’stock as agent for Fig Tree T’breds (Qld)

$380,000 – Kneeling
Patinack Farm / BBA Ireland (Ireland)

$330,000 – Mirjulisa Lass
Vinery Stud (As Agent) / Dermot Farrington/Peter Ford T’breds (Vic)

$325,000 – Real Stolle
Patinack Farm / James Harron Bloodstock (NSW)

$300,000 – Potions
Patinack Farm / David Redvers Bloodstock (UK)