A Snitzel filly topped the Tasmanian Magic Millions when secured by trainer John Blacker for $55,000 on Thursday.
Armidale Stud, acting as agent for Reibey Lodge, offered the sale topper who is from Tasmanian Oaks placegetter Butzie (Delago Brom). “She’s a nice filly and the Snitzels have sold for plenty at sales around the country in recent times,” Blacker said. “I trained Butzie and she had plenty of ability and should have won a couple of times in Melbourne.”
Denise Martin of Star Thoroughbreds went to $50,000 to secure Grenville Stud’s Tale of the Cat filly from former outstanding juvenile Ehor. “She looks an early runner and is by a very good two-year-old sire,” Martin said. “And it’s a family I’ve had some success with as Ehor is a half sister to Party Crasher.”
Martin also bought the All American – Whitemore Dynasty colt from Aceland Stud for $45,000. Half the proceeds were donated by Aceland owner Ace Shaw and Magic Millions to the Salvation Army Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal. Martin said both yearlings would stay in Tasmania and be trained by Barry Campbell.
“Ace Shaw is a wonderful supporter of racing and breeding in Tasmania,” Martin said. “The All American colt should furnish into a lovely three-year-old.”
Thursday’s trade reached $1.14 million and the average was up 5% to $12,266.