The 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale has attracted an outstanding catalogue with close relations to many of the country’s best gallopers.
“We’re thrilled with the quality of yearlings in the catalogue and we’re looking forward to the sale,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “Our racetrack success over the past 12 months has been quite phenomenal and I think we will go to another level in 2014.”
Highlights of the sale include relations to recent spring carnival stakes winners:
LONG JOHN – Half brother by Denman
ROYAL DESCENT – Half brother by Big Brown
SAMAREADY – Half brother by Exceed and Excel
CHARLIE BOY – Half sister by Canny Lad
DIVINE CALLING – Half sister by Big Brown
RAIN DRUM – Half sister by Ad Valorem
THUMP – Half brother by Lope de Vega
UNPRETENTIOUS – Three quarter brother by Stratum
AUSSIES LOVE SPORT – Half brother by More Than Ready
CATKINS – Half brother by Husson
ARABIAN GOLD – Half brother by Exceed and Excel
There are also half, three quarter to full relations to Group 1 winners Absolute Champion, Alinghi, Aloha, Arapaho Miss, Bel Mer, Doctor Doom, Irish Lights, Juste Momente, Manhattan Rain, Maybe Discreet, Mrs Onassis, Mummify, Nechita, Polar Success, Princess Coup, Regal Cheer, Rubiscent, Shamekha, Sirmione, Snitzel, Starspangledbanner, Whobegotyou and Wylie Hall.
The progeny of 98 different sires are represented including Shamus Award’s sire Snitzel (38 lots), Zoustar’s sire Northern Meteor (20 lots), Atlantic Jewel’s sire Fastnet Rock (37 lots).
The 926 lot catalogue includes yearlings from star mares including Arapaho Miss, Bel Mer, Cheeky Choice, Cinque Cento, Covertly, Devil Moon, Dizelle, Headway, Juice, La Montagna, Melito, Penny Gem, Regimental Gal, Russeting, Serious Speed and Sky Cuddle.
Also in the catalogue are yearlings from Group winners including Ambers Halo, Awesome Planet, Chakvetadze, Dandify, Fire Song, Flying Object, Fumble, Hidden Strings, La Italia, Lovemelikearock, Magically, Miss Judgement, Mulan Princess, Palacio De Cristal, Patronyme, Regal Chamber, Rubicall, Saint Minerva, Sharp, Sky Love, Throne Inn, Vivacious Spirit, Wild Storm, Zanna and Zilzie and dozens more.
All Top 20 Australian based sires this season are all represented in the catalogue. Interestingly, four of the top five stallions on the most represented list for the sale are graduates of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale themselves – Sebring, Snitzel, Star Witness and Not a Single Doubt.
Star Witness leads the way on numbers for the first season sires with 37 catalogued entries. Other first season sires well represented include Congrats (28), Rothesay (24), Hinchinbrook (22), Lope de Vega (16) and Beneteau (12).
Aside from the first season sires the most represented sires in the Session 1-5 sale are Sebring (40), Snitzel (38), Fastnet Rock (37), Not a Single Doubt (31), Magic Albert (25), More Than Ready (25) and Denman (23).
Wednesday 8 January – Lots 001-190
Thursday 9 January – Lots 191-380
Friday 10 January – Lots 381-570
Saturday 11 January – Lots 571-663
Sunday 12 January – Lots 664-926
The 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale online catalogue can be viewed here.