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Magic Millions sale
quiet second session

THE second session of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale was a much quieter affair than the first session which saw Princess Coup sell for a Magic Millions record of A$3 million.

The top lot through Friday's sale was Belcentra, sold in foal to Exceed And Excel. Offered by Segenhoe Stud, Darley Australia went to A$500,000 in order to secure the daughter of Bel Espirit.

Of  the 447 lots offered through the two sessions, 346 horses found new homes giving the select section of the sale a clearance rate of 77 per cent, a slightly better result than the 75 per cent achieved in 2008.

However, despite the strong clearance levels, the fall in average and aggregate were reflective of the lower values that are now placed on horses, right around the world. The average of A$56,191 was a fall of 34 per cent compared with last year and the aggregate dropped by 44 per cent, which was influenced partlyby an 81-lot smaller catalogue. 

The price achieved by Princess Coup was substantially higher than the remaining lots, with Hips Don't Lie, a daughter of Stravinsky, the next best at A$770,000.

The final non-select session takes place on Sunday, June 7.





King's Theatre £1,208,300
Presenting £1,095,372
Beneficial £1,002,099
Oscar £951,910
Westerner £882,168
Milan £881,688
Flemensfirth £831,322
Kayf Tara £690,079
Midnight Legend £607,151
Stowaway £509,224