Strong results were gained among the Victorian sired lots at the recent Magic Millions 2YO Sale on the Gold Coast.
A total of 16 Victorian sires were represented at the sale with three such lots attracting amongst the highest prices.
Eliza Park’s Wanted had two lots in the top ten of the sale.
His colt from Gal Express (Success Express) was purchased by Singapore trainer Theo Keiser for $170,000 while the filly out of Belleluia (Bel Esprit) will stay in Queensland after making $160,000 to the bid of Australasian Thoroughbreds director Jamie Bourke.
Wanted (Group 1 winning son of Fastnet Rock) stands at Eliza Park International and his $170,000 colt was bred by the O’Brien family’s Lauriston Thoroughbreds at Corinella.
He was sold for $35,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to Timely Truce (Brief Truce) who was stakes-placed as a juvenile at Caulfield and Flemington.
“It’s a great result for Wanted,” vendor Robyn Wise said. “The colt will have every chance with Theo. He’s just a really fast horse and it showed when he breezed 10.05s.”
Wanted (Fastnet Rock) won a G1 Newmarket Hcp (defeating Starspangledbanner) and he stands for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee at Eliza Park International.
A Reward For Effort filly out of Canny Lad mare Gender Bender sold for $152,500 after posting the third fastest breeze up of the sale.
Extraordinarily, the two year old filly was purchased for just $1,500 at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale earlier this year.
There is no doubt the performances of the progeny of the Chatswood Stud sire over recent months, including multiple black-type victories, contributed to the enormous profit for the yearling buyer.
Chatswood Stud stands Reward for Effort (Exceed And Excel) for an $11,000 (inc gst) service fee.
Other Victorian sired lots to obtain strong results above the sale average included those by Darley Victoria’s Helmet and Hard Spun, Three Bridges’ Stryker and Eliza Park’s Magnus and Bel Esprit.