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Duke Of Marmalade -Prince Of Wales's - June 08 - Edward Whitaker

Duke Of Marmalade (left): his progeny were popular at the Magic Millions National Weanling sale


Magic Millions National behind 2010 figures

THE first session of the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale on Wednesday concluded with running figures well behindthe 2010 edition.

The session accumulated an aggregate of A$3,379,250, more than A$10,000,000 behind last year's select session total, with an average of A$25,600 (31 per cent behind last year's) and a median of A$10,500 (58 per cent behind last year). The clearance rate was 68 per cent.

The day was topped by a Stratum filly from Reavill Farm sold to New Zealand-based Whakanui Stud for A$220,000. She is out of the unraced Nureyev mare Great Notice, a sister to Listed winner European Rose and Listed-placed Nureyev's Girl, dam of New Zealand One Thousand Guineas winner King's Rose.

A Duke Of Marmalade colt from Erinvale Thoroughbreds was popular, selling for A$150,000 to Cameron Cooke Bloodstock. Out of the Group 2-placed Mrs Tendulkar, a half-sister to the top-class Shindig, who won the Group 1 Coolmore Classic and produced Group 1 winner and multiple Group 1-placed Shinzig.

Dermot Farrington bought two horses, both Duke Of Marmalade colts from Reavill Farm, for A$100,000 and A$50,000. The former is out of winning miler Dressed To Impress, who is closely related to Group 1 winner Titanic Jack and half-sister to Group 1-winning Sober Suit.

Dressed To Impress is out of a mare by Stage Door Johnny, who features in the distaff side of Frankel's pedigree.

His other purchase has a European-raceddamsire, Peintre Celebre. His dam, Timely Moment, raced once and is a half-sister to Group 2-winning sprinter/miler Faith Hill. They are out of Simply Believe, a Group 3 winner by Kenmare.






King's Theatre £1,148,097
Presenting £1,059,921
Beneficial £989,334
Oscar £896,303
Milan £871,660
Westerner £840,543
Flemensfirth £759,565
Kayf Tara £658,975
Midnight Legend £595,809
Stowaway £503,470