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Arapaho Miss tops day two of Millions mare sale

DANEHILL DANCER'S Group 1 Victoria Oaks-winning daughter Arapaho Miss topped the second session of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast in Australia on Monday.

Arapaho Miss was offered by Amarina Farm and purchased for A$650,000 (£422,000, €487,000) by Magic Millions owner Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud.

"She's a quality mare in foal to an in-form stallion in Lonhro," Harvey said. "She is a welcome addition to the BaramulStud broodmare band.


"We've been able to buy some lovely mares over the past couple of days including Military Rose, Arapaho Miss, Rendzina and Sweepstaking."

Melbourne based agent Damon Gabbedy, under the name Belmont Bloodstock Agency, snapped up the second most expensive lot of the day: Astrodame, from the draft of Coolmore Stud for A$465,000 (£302,000, €348,000).

The Group-winning daughter of Flying Spur was offered in foal to Vinery Stud's Kentucky-Australia shuttler More Than Ready.

Turnover for the first two day's trading at the National Broodmare Sale stands at A$16,025,350 for 332 lots sold at an average of A$48,269 - 12 per cent down on last year's sale average. The clearance rate stands at 76 per cent.

Sacred Kingdom's Group-winning half-sister Sister Madly remains the top lot of the three-day auction at A$1 million.

 

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