Patronize tops Perth Winter Sale

Redoute’s Choice stallion Patronize topped the Perth Magic Millions Winter Sale at $60,000 on Sunday.

Patronize is a three-quarter brother to Exceed And Excel and was sold to dissolve a partnership that included Clive Atwell of Darling View Stud, Terry Congdon and Graham Hart.

Premier Bloodstock’s Grant Burns bought the 10 year-old who will continue standing at Darling View.  Burns was acting on behalf of a syndicate that plans to give him more opportunities at Atwell’s Mundijong property.

Trainer Neville Parnham sold the top two fillies on the leader-board.  Three year-olds Selecting (Choisir) made $28,000 and Futurism (Lonhro) $17,000.

Magic Millions catalogued 131 lots but that was reduced when Touchstone Farm withdrew 19 of its 25 lots.