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Musket filly tops Magic Millions Tasmanian sale

A RECORD breaking clearance rate told the story at a successful 2012 edition of the Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale in Launceston on Tuesday.

Almost 80 per cent of the 111 lots offered were sold - headlined by a filly by Musket topping the day for $60,000.

Offered for auction by Alva Stud, as agent for breeder Geoff Hillier, the filly was snapped up by local outfit Semba Pty Ltd. She is first living foal of the Tasmanian Guineas winner Di's Angel - a daughter of Racer's Edge who earned over $177,000 during her career.

Belong to Me's Group 1 winningson Bon Hoffa was next on the leader-board with a filly from Antonia's Gold. Star Thoroughbreds manager Denise Martin snapped up the chestnut filly from the Brooklyn Lodge draft for $55,000.

Turnover reached $1.02 million at an average price of $11,642.

"The success of a sale can be seen through the clearance rate," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox reported. "It was an extremely good day's selling and for the clearance to rise from 64 per cent to almost 80 is phenomenal.

"There was a healthy buying bench from around Tasmania and the mainland. The breeders and vendors did a great job and credit must go to the Tasbreeders."





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