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Bel Esprit colt tops fifth day of Magic Millions

A COLT by leading Victorian sire Bel Esprit topped the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in Australia on Sunday.

Top Melbourne trainer Rick Hore-Lacy, who has trained star Magic Millions graduates Dash For Cash and Toorak Toff, was the successful buyer at A$225,000 (£151,561/€183,101).

The colt is out of the Jetball mare Jezeera, a winning sister to the classy stakeswinner Belle Ball.

The final session grossed almost A$7 million for 176 lots sold at an average of A$40,000 (£26,944/€32,551). The clearance rate rose to 78 per cent with lots going to buyers from Macau, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Korea, Ireland and Japan.

"It was a solid day's selling," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.

"It was great to see the clearance rate strong."

The 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale will conclude on Tuesday with the sixth session followed by the popular racehorse sale.




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