Final day of Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale
THE Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale drew to a close today after 206 lots were sold for an aggregate of $2,458,850 (£1,366,028/€1,543,611). The average selling price was $11,936 (£6,631/€7,493), the median $8,000 (£4,444/€5,022) and the clearance rate 77 per cent.
The top lot of the day was a half-sister to Power Of Ed, the winner of the $100,000 Magic Millions Plate on Saturday. The yearling filly is the second foal of the winning mare Precious Epic, by Iglesia. Helen Page, the trainer of Power Of Ed, went to $55,000 (£30,556/€34,528) for his half-sister by Falvelon who was sold by Epic Farm.
There were nine lots to break the $40,000 (£22,222/€25,111) mark, five of which were fillies. Falvelon was also the sire of a colt and a filly selling for that amount, bought by Washpool Thoroughbreds and Brian Guy respectively.
Grandera, who has recently been transferred to stand in Ireland, was the sire of a $45,000 (£25,000/€28,250) filly out of African Queen.
Magic Millions Managing Director David Chester said:
"There was incredible value on offer at the sale today. The beauty about the Magic Millions Yearling Sale is the great range of horses on offer - a horse for everyone's liking and budget.
"We all saw the rising sprint talent Warrior Girl score a commanding win at the Gold Coast last Saturday - she was purchased from this sale for just $6,000. A couple of years on and she has earned over $160,000 from just three starts!"