Waterhouse lands top lot again at Magic Millions
DAY three of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale took the total number of yearlings offered to 549, of which 80 percent (438) have been sold, at an aggregate of A$128,551 (£74,054, €82,542).
Thursday's high of A$700,000 (£403,308, €449,558) could not be matched on the Friday, with the top lot of the day a A$620,000 (£357,320, €398,080) Encosta De Lago colt consigned by Coolmore and knocked down to Gai Waterhouse.
Gai Waterhouse: big spenderPICTURE: Gerry Cranham
He is the second foal of the unraced Fusaichi Pegasus mare River Song, from the illustrious family of Redoute's Choice, Hurricane Sky, Umatilla and several other top-class performers.
Waterhouse said: "There are only so many attractive horses in the sale and I thought he was particularly lovely. He is very well grown. He is very mature and I wrote 'sexy' in my catalogue!"
Coolmore's Peter O'Brien said: "Anything above A$500,000 in these times is a terrific result. He oozes quality. He has size, scope and a great action."
During the first three sessions of last year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale seven lots sold for more than this year's current top price of A$700,000, including one who made A$1m.