Above: 2018 Australian Oaks winner Unforgotten in full flight!(Image Breednet)
With the fall of the hammer at the conclusion of day one of the Magic Millions National Broodmare sale, five of the top ten buyers were Victorian.
Yulong, Spendthrift Australia, Belmont Bloodstock, Suman Hedge Bloodstock and A List Group Holdings led the charge purchasing broodmares to bolster their bands.
A combined total spend of $7.37 million dollars across 19 quality lots coming home to Victoria.
Yulong created excitement in the ring when they went to $2.75 million dollars late in the day for lot 92, a Fastnet Rock mare, Unforgotten. Presented through the ring by Blue Sky Bloodstock, the mare is closely related to Tantivy. The mare boasts six race wins in her record, with three of those in succession and a total prizemoney earnings of $1,563,895.
“Marcus Corban and I looked at all the race fillies and mares and she was right up there for us with Sunlight, perhaps just a touch below, and we loved them both.”
“Mr Zhang is bidding online, so we weren’t aware which leg he was on and we didn’t know until the phone rang afterwards from his son-in-law, so after that we knew that we’d secured her.”
“She’s a great mover, with great joints and you can see why she was such a good racehorse. Chris Waller has done a great job managing her and she looked good enough to put back into work.”
Yulong also went to $700,000 for Another Dollar presented at the sale as lot 114 and $550,000 for Evening Slippers presented as lot 144.
Spendthrift Australia bought three lots on the opening day. Spending an aggregate of $1.28 million dollars, they have added three exceptional mares to their band.
The Spendthrift team paid $600,000 for Santa Monica, who is from the same family as Perfect Match, Bring Me Speed and Tavidence. She has a confirmed date with Spendthrift’s new shuttle stallion Omaha Beach.
Spendthrift also bought lot 76 a Zoustar mare named Solar Star for $450,000 who is a seven time winner and Joy At Last who is closely related to Lewis for $235,000.
The leading Victorian buyers for day one can be found in the below table:
|Name||Lots||Average ($)||Aggregate ($)|
|Belmont Bloodstock Agency||4||$241,250||$965,000|
|Suman Hedge Bloodstock / Grant Bloodstock||2||$300,000||$600,000|
|A List Group Holdings Pty Ltd||7||$73,571||$515,000|
After purchasing seven lots on day one of the sale, Chris Lee of A List Group Holdings went to $560,000 on day two for a mare from Yarraman Park’s draft in Pecans. The mare who is currently in foal to Pierro is a six-time winner with almost $400,000 in prizemoney earnings.
A List didn’t stop there however with purchasing another three lots in Run All Night, Singing Sand and Stellaris, who was knocked down for $275,000. A List Stud have bolstered their broodmare band at this sale and are cementing their reputation as becoming a major player in the industry.
Yulong did not slow down on day two and continued to spend up big by purchasing another 8 lots on day two of the sale. While the Yulong team were present at the sale, Mr Zhang continued to bid online to acquire some very well credentialed mares. Late in the day Mr Zhang secured Group 2 winner, Storytime from Yarraman Park’s draft for $575,000.
Spendthrift also purchased another lot to bring back to Victoria in Skagerrak. The mare has a well credentialed page and calls the likes of Black Caviar, All Too Hard, Magnus and Hanseatic relatives. The Romsey based farm went to $250,000 to secure the mare.
|Name||Lots||Average ($)||Gross ($)|
|Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)||9||$204,667||$1,842,000|
|A List Group Holdings||15||$116,033||$1,740,500|
|Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/Grant Bloodstock||2||$300,000||$600,000|
With the momentum Victorians have already created across the past two days, there is no doubt they will continue with their spending across the remainder of the Magic Millions National sale.
The sale continues today and you can view all the action by clicking here.