The three-quarter brother to The Cleaner topped the Tasmanian Magic Millions for a record $100,000 on Thursday.
Offered by Armidale Stud on behalf of his breeders, the colt was purchased by Rob Slade after a dual with Adelaide trainer John Hyam.
The bay colt is the last Savoire Vivre yearling to be sold at auction and is from the stakes winning El Moxie mare Private Nip. He is also a half brother to Tasmanian stakes winner Twenty Grand.
“He looks a real tough horse like The Cleaner,” Slade said. “He will head to the John McArdle stable and hopefully we can come back and win a race like the Launceston Cup.”
Second on the leader-board was the $70,000 Zoffany – Genuine Blonde colt bought by Victoria’s Scott Brown. The flashy youngster was also catalogued by Armidale Stud and is a half brother to the stakes winner Radha Rani and Monday’s Hobart Cup runner-up Genuine Lad.
The top priced filly of the day was the Sebring – Cunning Lass filly from Armidale Stud, as agent. The first foal of a lightly raced Danzero mare, she was purchased by leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir for $60,000.
All up, 89 lots were sold for $1.54 million. The average price of $17,337 was up 32% on a clearance rate of 82%.
$100,000 – Savoire Vivre-Private Nip colt (Lot 44)
Vendor: Armidale Stud / Buyer: Slade Bloodstock
$70,000 – Zoffany-Genuine Blonde colt (Lot 120)
Armidale Stud / Scott Brown
$60,000 – Sebring-Cunning Lass filly (Lot 106)
Armidale Stud / Darren Weir
$55,000 – Beneteau-Banishing colt (Lot 93)
Brooklyn Park / Christopher Parry
$50,000 – Toorak Toff-Smooth Return filly
Alva Stud / Kelvin Wadley