The 2021 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sales has already produced eight million dollar colts. As is the pattern in the Australian thoroughbred breeding game the popular picks are sprinters and early maturing types.
Not A Single Doubt is the hot sire with three of his progeny going under the hammer for more than A$1M. The most valuable of his colts so far was from his union with One More Honey selling for A$1.8M. That colt was bred at Emirates Stud in the Hunter Valley of NSW, and purchased by Lancaster Bloodstock. The other million dollar yearlings by Not A Single Doubt were bought by Tony Fung Investments/Phoenix Thoroughbreds.
The most expensive purchase of the sale to date was the A$1.9M colt by Snitzel out Bonny O’Reilly (NZ). Snitzel is famous for being the sire of two time Everest winner Redzel.
Meanwhile, buyer Tom Magnier who bought the above Snitzel colt splurged A$1.8M on a Kingman colt. Kingman was a G1 winning miler from the UK who combined with Florentina catching the eye of Magnier who is part of the Irish racing behemoth Coolmore.
Irish sire Shalaa was able to attract a million dollar spend with his colt out of Honesty Prevails. Shalaa is a relative newcomer to the stallion ranks, but it didn’t stop James Harron Bloodstock from forking out the big bucks. Popular Australian sire Zoustar was another to attract a million dollar buyer for his progeny. Zoustar’s biggest winner to-date is Sunlight who won the 2019 Newmarket at Flemington over 1200m. The colt that sold for exactly A$1M was out Fuddle Dee Duddle.
There was also a filly sold for more than a million dollars. Australian sire I Am Invincible was matched with Maastricht (NZ) to produce the A$1,200,000 filly picked up by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock/Nxt Level Syndication.
You can watch the Magic Millions Yearling Sales live on youtube throughout the week up until Monday, 18th January. Online bidding is also available if you’re that way inclined. There have been plenty of horses in the $30,000 to $60,000 range that may appeal to the solo or smaller buyer. Frankel still has stock on offer as does Highland Reel. Catalogue available at this link.