A colt by Northern Meteor starred as records tumbled across the board at the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YO Sale on Tuesday.
Offered by Raheen Stud, the $300,000 Northern Meteor – Seduction Line (Testa Rossa) colt topped the sale to the bid of David Raphael. “He’s a lovely colt and his breeze and action speaks for itself,” Raphael said. “He moved well and has a page and physical frame that will be very attractive if he shows everyone the results on the track.”
The sale topper is a half-brother to stakes winner Snippets Land and stakes performer Canny Franco.
Second on the leader-board was Nolen Racing’s Foxwedge – Heigl colt who sold for $270,000 to Nicholas Moore. “I purchased the colt for one of my big supporters Mr Lai, who races many successful horses, and this guy will head to John Sargent in Sydney,” Moore said. “He’s a great type and he looks like he will make into a really nice two-year-old.”
With over $8.44 million traded on 134 lots, the average price rounded out at over $63,000 – soaring a remarkable 71% on last year’s 2YO Sale.
Tuesday’s turnover was up 41% on last year’s sale with an extra $2.46 million returned to vendors compared to 12 months ago and the clearance rate of 81% was up 2 points.
“A truly spectacular result by every measure,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “The vendors are to be congratulated on preparing and presenting an exceptional bunch of two-year-olds and vendors across the board were well rewarded.
“The strength of the sale was largely Asian driven with a good representation of domestic buyers. From a Magic Millions perspective it was tremendously rewarding to be a part of one of the most genuine two-year-old sales ever conducted in Australia.”
TOP 10 LEADERBOARD
$300,000 – Northern Meteor-Seduction Line colt (Lot 36)
Vendor: Raheen Stud / Buyer: David Raphael (NSW)
$270,000 – Foxwedge-Heigl colt (Lot 162)
Nolen Racing (As Agent) / Nicholas Moore as agent (NSW)
$250,000 – More Than Ready-Samar colt (Lot 32)
Baramul Stud / Aquis Farm (Qld)
$175,000 – Manhattan Rain-Marlena Rose colt (Lot 191)
Symphony Lodge (As Agent) / Allan Newcombe (Qld)
$170,000 – Tycoon Ruler-Over and Over colt (Lot 7)
Symphony Lodge (As Agent) / Theo Kieser (Singapore)
$170,000 – Captain Sonador-Pyramisa’s Lass colt (Lot 19)
Raheen Stud / David Ferraris (Hong Kong)
$170,000 – Wanted-Gal Express colt (Lot 152)
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Theo Kieser (Singapore)
$160,000 – Trusting-Anathema colt (Lot 94)
Glenlogan Park (As Agent) / James Moore Racing/Macau Jockey Club (Macau)
$160,000 – Wanted-Belleluia filly (Lot 101)
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Australasian Thoroughbreds (Qld)
$160,000 – Street Cry-La Sizeranne colt (Lot 178)
Washpool Lodge / James Moore Racing/Jason Tam (Macau)