A filly by Vinery sire Mossman topped the Magic Millions March yearling sale after being knocked down for $180,000 to trainer Mick Mair.
“I’ve had a lot of luck with the family and I’m hoping she can continue that success,” Mair said at the Gold Coast on Tuesday. “Mossman is a leading sire and she has the looks and conformation to make it on the track.
Sold by Oakwood Farm, she is the last foal from Brisbane winning mare The Spear (Lion Hunter) who has already produced the Group performer Fast Arrow.
Rothesay’s filly from stakes winning mare Bareena (Filante) was second on the leader-board at $150,000.
Leading local trainer Bryan Guy prepped Bareena and he was delighted to secure the chestnut filly from Glenlogan Park. “Two of the mare’s earlier foals are both smaller types and they’re both winners,” Guy said. “She’s bigger, stronger, a great walker and has everything I look for in a nice filly.”
The two-day Gold Coast March yearling sale rounded out with turnover in excess of $8.35 million at an average of $28,420 – just shy of last year’s record sale when the price soared almost 40%.
“It would seem there’s certainty in the Queensland product, however, it’s now time for breeders to evaluate their stock and look to upgrade for the future,” Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox said. “Daandine Stud’s Jan Clark did just that a few years ago and the fruits of that investment have produced Capitalist.
“We congratulate Jan and the Daandine team on winning the Magic Millions – Golden Slipper double. And special mention has to be made of our own James Dawson who worked tirelessly on this sale in accumulating a great buying bench and doing a huge amount behind the scenes.
The leading sire of the sale on average (for three or more sold) was Mossman ($99,167) ahead of Sequalo ($45,308) and Real Saga ($41,667).
Oakwood Farm led the way as leading vendor by average (three or more sold) at $61,500 ahead of Jorson Farm ($56,875). Daandine Stud sold all three lots offered at an average price of $42,667.
MARCH SALE LEADER-BOARD
$180,000 – Mossman-The Spear filly
Vendor: Oakwood Farm / Buyer: Mick Mair
$150,000 – Rothesay-Bareena filly
Vendor: Glenlogan Park / Bryan Guy
$120,000 – Hussonet-Maratino filly
Jorson Farm / Vandyke Racing
$100,000 – Real Saga-Classic Covet colt
Glenlogan Park / Edmonds Racing
$100,000 – Sequalo-Count the Silver colt
Lyndhurst Stud Farm / Pinhook B’s /Tony Sears Racing
$100,000 – Sequalo-Bashaayer colt
Lyndhurst Stud Farm / Tony Gollan Racing/John Foote B’s
$100,00 – Show a Heart-Lady Danzero filly
Glenlogan Park / Jeremy Vogrin
$100,000 – Real Saga-Loves Attention colt
Lyndhurst Stud Farm / Norm Stephens