A cracking $85,000 colt by Teofilo topped the Tasmanian Magic Millions Tasmanian yearling sale in Launceston on Thursday.
On a day when $1 million was traded on 76 lots, the average price of $13,158 was up 7.3% while the clearance rate of 87.4% was a record for the auction.
Successful buyer Darren Weir said the Teofilo colt was the perfect fit to his in-form stable. “He’s very athletic and looks a great prospect,” Weir said. “He had a lot going for him. I trained the mother and have had some good success with the family.”
Catalogued as Lot 48, he is the fifth foal of the Melbourne winning Palace Music mare Palatine Hill – a winner of four races and half sister to stakes winners Rather Grand and Sublimity.
Jenny Watson of Macleay Stud was all smiles after the sale of the colt. “I couldn’t be happier,” Watson said. “He’s a lovely colt and we were hoping for a great result. We certainly got one and he’s going to every chance heading to a leading stable as well.”
Second top price was the $52,500 Dane Shadow – Queen’s Own filly who is a three-quarter sister to Lady Lynette. She was purchased by First Light Racing in association with Paul Willetts and Ellerton/Zahra Racing.
“It’s been a very rewarding sale today on a lot of levels,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox noted. “And the participation of mainland China on the day was also tremendous with 15 lots sold. It was very exciting to have them operating.”
$85,000 – Teofilo-Palatine Hill colt
Vendor: Macleay Thoroughbred Stud / Buyer: Darren Weir (Vic)
$52,500 – Dane Shadow-Queen’s Own filly
Armidale Stud / First Light Racing/Paul Willetts/Ellerton Zahra (Vic)
$50,000 – Reward for Effort-Shallot filly
Armidale Stud (As Agent) / Star Thoroughbreds (NSW)
$37,500 – Choisir-Verbatim colt
Alva Stud / Kurt Dudman (Vic)
$32,000 – Street Boss-Di’s Angel filly
Alva Stud (As Agent) / Kel Wadley (Tas)