A yearling colt by Written Tycoon headlined a great day for the Victorian breeding industry at Day 1 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale.
Selling for $440,000 to the bid of trainer Tony McEvoy, the Lot 150 colt out the Redoute’s Choice mare Lady Bligh was sold through the Milburn Creek draft.
McEvoy was very keen to get his hands on the colt even surpassing his anticipated budget to make sure he got the son of Written Tycoon.
“He looked a ready made horse to me. A big powerful fellow. I am very fond of the Written Tycoons having bought a couple of them over the years including a very good colt at Adelaide last year called Despatch (which won the $200,000 Ballarat Clockwise Classic in late 2016).
“I wanted him and I wanted to take him home. He was a lot more than I expected to pay, but he’s a very strong chance of getting to the Magic Millions (2yo Classic) race next year,” McEvoy said on the buyers floor after the big purchase.
“I have bought him on spec but I don’t anticipate I will have a lot of trouble selling the horse. I loved him and if anyone is interested in getting inolved with him then they should get in touch with me.” (more news below picture)
Other Victorian breeding highlights on Day 1 included:
- Musk Creek Farm selling a Sebring-Footprint colt (lot 27) to Hong Kong based Justin Bahen for $600,000.
- A Zoustar-Karalli filly (lot 132) sold by Rosemont Stud for $400,000 to Caulfield trainer Clinton McDonald
- Victorian first season sires also fared well with Fiorente, Unencumbered and Fighting Sun yearlings being sold to the likes of Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott, James Harron, Darby Racing and Slade Bloodstock.
- Yearlings by Zoustar, a star first crop sire at the sale, sold for an average price of $225,000. Zoustar will return to Victoria to stand at Woodside Park in breeding season 2017.