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Falvelon colt on top as Queensland sale closes

MAGIC Millions managing director David Chester saluted a "wonderful buying bench" as the company's two-day QTIS 600 Yearling Sale concluded with a healthy overall clearance rate of 81 per cent, and an average which rose from A$17,000 in the first session to A$18,424 (£8,911 / €9,574) for the whole sale.

The top lot on the second day's trading was a Lyndhurst Stud Farm-consigned son of Falvelon out of the winning Just Awesome mare Cantantes. He was knocked down to New Zealand-based agent Paul Willetts for A$105,000 (£50,791 / €54,575).

A dual Group 1-winning son of Alannon, Falvelon stands at Glenlogan Park near the Gold Coast in Australia. His best progeny to date includes the Group 2 winner Keiki, and his fee for the last southern-hemisphere breeding season was A$20,000.

Overall at the sale, 333 yearlings changed hands for a total of A$6,135,500. The proportion of lots sold to catalogued stood at 71.2 per cent.

Horses sold at the sale are eligible to participate inthe Magic Millions race series and the QTIS 600 race series and bonus scheme, which together are worth more than A$16 million in prize money.

"A number of sales this year have found it hard work clearing horses at the bottom of the market," Chester said. "This certainly wasn't the case here this week."

"Magic Millions, in association with the wonderful promotion by Queensland Racing through QTIS, worked hard to attract buyers from throughout the state for this unique auction."





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