A first-crop colt by Patinack Farm stallion Murtajill topped Day 1 of the Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale on Sunday.
Pat Duff went to $135,000 to secure the colt from the draft of Glenlogan Park. The Deagon trainer was delighted to have snared the well regarded youngster who was catalogued as Lot 72. “I trained his dam Gunalda and she was a quality mare,” Duff recalled. “She ran second to Dantelah in the Sir Douglas Wadley Stakes and she wasn’t beaten far when she ran third in the Winter Stakes.
“This colt is an outstanding individual and is clearly her best to date. I’ve followed the colt since he was a foal at Glenlogan and I was really keen to buy him.”
The only other six figure price ticket on Sunday came for a colt by Jet Spur from the draft of Highgrove Stud. Hoss and Gillian Heinrich bought him for $110,000.
Day 1 trade reached $3.44 million at an average of $22,671 which was up 14% on the same session last year. The clearance rate improved four points to 74%.
Day 2 will be conducted from 11am (Qld time) on Monday.
DAY 1 TOP SELLERS
$135,000 – Murtajill-Gunalda colt
Vendor: Glenlogan Park / Buyer: Pat Duff (Qld)
$110,000 – Jet Spur-Exhibit colt
Highgrove Stud / Heinrich Bloodstock (Qld)
$75,000 – Show a Heart-Mrs. Bligh colt
Raheen Stud / Bryan Guy (Qld)
$65,000 – Sequalo-Donna Mia colt
Lyndhurst Stud Farm / Cameron Cooke/Tony Gollan (Qld)
$62,500 – Choisir-Fine Arts colt
Kenmore Lodge / Slade Bloodstock (Vic)
$60,000 – Bel Esprit-La Estancia colt
Raheen Stud (As Agent) / Yeoh Kheng Chye (Singapore)
$60,000 – Sequalo-Princess Potter filly
Lyndhurst Stud Farm (As Agent) / Troy Schmidt (Qld)