Group 1 winner Hurtle Myrtle made a million on Day 2 of the Magic Millions National Sale on Tuesday. Offered by Kitchwin Hills as agent, the Dane Shadow mare was purchased by Bill Mitchell on behalf of Segenhoe Stud.
“She’s an outstanding looking mare who has loads of ability and we purchased her as a racing and breeding prospect,” Mitchell said. “We would be happy to race her on for another season like we did with Sister Madly.”
Over the two select sessions of broodmare sales, almost $20 million was traded at an average of $66,406. That was up 38% on last year’s auction on a clearance rate of 74%.
Second on the leader-board was More Than Ready’s stakes winner Defiant Dame. She is in foal to Fastnet Rock and realised $740,000 to the bid of Coolmore’s Tom Magnier.
Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said Tuesday’s session was very buoyant. “It was a very rewarding day’s selling,” Cox said. “The market was strong right from the start of the session.
“The positive vibe around the complex suggests that the industry is on firm footing. We look forward to the positive results continuing over the coming days with the National Weanling Sale.”
DAY 2 TOP SELLERS
$1,000,000 – Hurtle Myrtle (has not been to stud)
Vendor: Kitchwin Hills (As Agent) / Buyer: Segenhoe Stud (NSW)
$740,000 – Defiant Dame (in foal to Fastnet Rock)
Evergreen Stud Farm (As Agent) / Tom Magnier (Ireland)
$710,000 – Dowager Queen (has not been to stud)
Kitchwin Hills (As Agent) / Baramul Stud (NSW)
$700,000 – Champagne Harmony (in foal to More Than Ready)
Yarraman Park Stud (As Agent) / Steve Brem as agent (NSW)
$450,000 – Bliss Street (has not been to stud)
Yarraman Park Stud (As Agent) / James Bester Bloodstock (NSW)
$430,000 – Vintedge (has not been to stud)
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / James Bester Bloodstock (NSW)
$420,000 – Impressive Eagle (in foal to Stratum)
Widden Stud (As Agent) / Tom Magnier (Ireland)
$420,000 – Satin Robes (in foal to Wanted)
Eliza Park (As Agent) / Tom Magnier (Ireland)