Patinack reduction sale at Magic Millions

Magic Millions will conduct an unreserved reduction sale of about 350 horses on behalf of Patinack Farm later this year.

Comprising an outstanding selection of two-year-olds, racehorses and broodmares, the sale will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale.

The sale is set to include about 350 lots.  This will be in addition to the 350-400 lots for the HIT Sale.  The Patinack draft will be made up of over 200 mares, 50 three-year-olds, 56 two-year-olds and 40 racehorses.

“Magic Millions is pleased to have been chosen to conduct this important sale,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.  “Patinack Farm has built up an impressive line up across all levels of the industry and their upcoming reduction sale will be giving buyers a unique opportunity.

“Two of the farms young sires – Casino Prince and Husson – recently completed the 2011/12 season as the two leading first season sires in the country – a remarkable achievement.”

“A large number of the mares to go under the hammer will be in foal to a Patinack Farm stallion – including both Casino Prince and Husson.”

Patinack Farm Chief Executive officer Peter Beer said the time was right for a reduction of the massive operation.  “Our operation is now one of the biggest in the world, with a very strong broodmare band.  We have reached a point where we need to reduce our numbers and we regret losing some of our best stock, but a decision had to be made.”

“The sale will be filled with quality entries and will be a genuine reduction.  All horses lotted will be offered, subject to veterinary reasons.  And all lots will be offered without reserve – the market will set their value.”