The Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale is Australia’s number one for racetrack results and this looks set to continue into the future with a stunning catalogue assembled for the 2016 edition this January. With star graduates including recent champions Dissident, Vancouver and Winx as well as spring carnival Group One winners Lucky Hussler and Stratum Star the sale has continued to set the benchmark for others in the region to follow.
Coinciding with Australia’s first ever $10 million raceday on January 9, the Gold Coast Yearling Sale has attracted a first class catalogue for 1,016 lots for Books 1 and 2 of the sale. The sale commences on January 6.
“This catalogue is a product of the faith breeders have shown in Magic Millions,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox stated. “The breeders have raised the bar and elevated 2016 to the next level. Take a look at the sensational catalogue they are responsible for.”
The pedigree highlights of the 2016 catalogue include (at least half) relations to Group One winners Absolutely, Alboran Sea, Amicus, Captain Sonador, Criterion, Delago Deluxe, Entisaar, Foxwedge, Hurtle Myrtle, Juste Momente, Long John, Magicool, Meurice, Miracles of Life, Once Were Wild, Peggy Jean, Polar Success, Roman Emperor, Southern Lord, Spirit of Boom, Star Witness, Starspangledbanner, Sweet Idea, Tinto, Vancouver and Zoustar.
There are also close relations to recent stakes stars Catkins, Generalife, Miss Rose de Lago, Secret Agenda, Capitalist, Missrock and Wild Rain catalogued in the pin-up Gold Coast auction.
Hundreds of former stakes performed mares have yearlings in January’s sale. They include Group One winners Allow, Aloha, Alverta, Aqua d’Amore, Arapaho Miss, Asia, Bonanova, Clean Sweep, Covertly, Crystal Palace, Dane Ripper, Devil Moon, Dorabella, Fashions Afield, Hurtle Myrtle, Imperial Beauty, Irish Lights, Isolda, Mani Bhavan, Mid Summer Music, Ofcourseican, Rightly So, Serious Speed, Sky Cuddle and Velocitea.
Another group winning mares with a yearling in the sale include the likes of Belong to Many, Candy Vale, Cats Whisker, Dances on Waves, Dream Play, Gold Rocks, Magically, Night War, No Evidence Needed, Satinka, Shania Dane, Sistine Angel, Varenna Miss, Augusta Proud, Deer Valley, Flying Object, Graceful Anna, Judged, Leone Chiara, Miss Judgement, Moonflute, Niagara Falls, Princess Gisella, Sugar Babe, Sweet Sanette, Tallow, There’s Only One, Triple Asset, Valentine Miss, Vietnam and dozens more.
The Gold Coast Yearling Sale will be an exciting time with racetrack foes All Too Hard and Pierro set to do battle again – this time for first season sire honours. Both former champion gallopers have their first crop represented – All Too Hard with 47 lots and Pierro with 41.
Meanwhile, former star sale graduates Snitzel and Sebring are the most represented sires in the sale with 60 and 50 lots respectively. Sepoy (41), I Am Invincible (37), Smart Missile (37), Fastnet Rock (36), Not a Single Doubt (31) and Foxwedge (30) are others leading the way on numbers.
Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud leads the representation among vendors with 79 lots in Books 1 and 2. Arrowfield Stud (48), Coolmore Stud (45), Widden Stud (37), Newhaven Park (33), Yarraman Park Stud (32), Kitchwin Hills (23), Newgate Farm (23), Glenlogan Park (22) and Vinery Stud (21) round out the top 10.
For more information and to view the online catalogue visit www.magicmillions.com.au.