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Magic Millions - Record $2 million For I Am Invincible Colt

A colt by I Am Invincible sold for $2 million on Thursday to become the highest selling lot in 10 years at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Magic Millions - Record $2 million For I Am Invincible Colt

A colt by I Am Invincible sold for $2 million on Thursday to become the highest selling lot in 10 years at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Consigned by Yarraman Park Stud, the colt was secured by the syndicate of Reg Inglis, American buyer Jon Kelly and Paul Frampton, outlasting Boomer Bloodstock's Craig Rounsefell.

The colt is the second foal from the Morphettville Guineas winner Tai Tai Tess, a Magic Albert mare who was sold through the same sale. The mare's first runner is a winner this season.


2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale (Day 2) Lot 373 I Am Invincible-Tai Tai Tess colt

Jon Kelly, representing the buyers, said he was thrilled to secure the colt and wasn't surprised he made such a high price.

"You couldn't find any fault with him," Kelly said. "He has a great walk - he's proportional, he vets out perfectly.

"You can see that he's a quality horse. There's a lot of other good horses here, but in our estimation he was the best.

“This is the thrill of a lifetime."

Arthur Mitchell of Yarraman Park Stud said the colt was the highest priced yearling by I Am Invincible, eclipsing his previous record by some $400,000.

"We weren't expecting him to bring that much money but he was a lovely colt. When the stand out colts get in the ring and the right boys are on them, they want to buy them," Mitchell said.

There were more fireworks when another group of buyers joined forces to secure Sizzling's full brother for $1.6 million.

2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale (Day 2) Lot 373 I Am Invincible-Tai Tai Tess colt

Yuesheng Zhang of Yulong Investments was able to outbid Spendthrift Farm to secure the much admired colt from the draft of Milburn Creek.

The Snitzel colt was purchased by Yulong in conjunction with Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Aquis Farm and Ciaron Maher Bloodstock. Ciaron Maher will train the colt next season.

"Snitzel is probably the hottest sire in the country," Maher said. "He's got a great family and hopefully he can become a Group One winner.

"Let's hope he's as good as the brother, or even better.”

The top selling filly of the day was Arrowfield Stud's Lord Kanaloa x Adempiamo youngster sold to Paul Perry for $800,000.

The filly is by Japan’s former Horse of the Year Lord Kanaloa, now a hot young sire in Japan.

The overall sale gross for the sale after two days is over $89.6 million – up by over $10 million than at the same stage last year.

The average price sits at $226,848 while the clearance rate has soared to over 86.4 per cent.

"It would have to be one of the best days of trade we've had," said Magic Millions Bloodstock Manager Barry Bowditch.

"From start to finish today it was a great vibe. There's so many people here trying to get into a horse.

"The opportunity is out there. The market is deep and there's still plenty of horses to be bought at the middle and lower end of the market.”

To view the results of the sale so far and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here. To see a video review of today's action click here.

SALE STATISTICS
(2017 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 504 (480)
Lots Sold: 395 (383)
Lots Passed In: 62 (53)
Lots Withdrawn: 46 (44)
Sale Gross: $89,605,000 ($78,792,000)
Top Price: $2,000,000 ($1,300,000)
Average Price: $226,848 ($205,725)
Median Price: $180,000 ($160,000)
Sold %: 86 (88)

DAY TWO TOP SELLERS

$2,000,000 - I Am Invincible-Tai Tai Tess colt (Lot 373) Buyer: Reg Inglis/Jon Kelly/Paul Frampton (NSW)
$1,600,000 - Snitzel-Admirelle colt (Lot 480) Phoenix T'breds/Aquis/Yulong/Ciaron Maher B'stock (UK)
$800,000 - Lord Kanaloa-Adempiamo filly (Lot 479) Paul Perry Racing (NSW)
$750,000 - I Am Invincible-Andromache colt (Lot 494) Orbis Bloodstock (Vic)
$750,000 - Redoute's Choice-Traceability colt (Lot 398) Hawkes Racing (NSW)
$700,000 - Not a Single Doubt-She Loves You colt (Lot 294) China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar (NSW)
$700,000 - I Am Invincible-Watchful colt (Lot 435) Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott/Blue Sky
$700,000 - Fastnet Rock-Sister Havana colt (Lot 318) McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Tim Stakemire (SA)

LEADING BUYERS
(ranked by total spend for sale)
$4,345,000 - Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott/Blue Sky - 18 lots
$4,005,000 - Reg Inglis/Jon Kelly/Paul Frampton - 6 lots
$3,595,000 - Orbis Bloodstock - 8 lots
$3,570,000 - China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar - 9 lots
$3,140,000 - James Harron Bloodstock - 6 lots
$2,080,000 - McEvoy Mitchell Racing - 8 lots

LEADING SIRES
(ranked by average - 5 or more sold)

$476,333 - Snitzel - 15 sold
$446,579 - I Am Invincible - 19 sold
$383,056 - Fastnet Rock - 18 sold
$356,667 - Pierro - 6 sold
$343,333 - Savabeel - 6 sold
$315,000 - Written Tycoon - 12 sold
$312,143 - Redoute's Choice - 7 sold
$296,176 - Not a Single Doubt - 17 sold
$290,000 - Exceed and Excel - 13 sold
$269,063 - Zoustar - 16 sold

LEADING VENDORS
(ranked by average - 3 or more sold)

$495,417 - Yarraman Park Stud - 12 sold
$416,250 - Eureka Stud - 4 sold
$384,000 - Milburn Creek - 5 sold
$377,500 - Cressfield - 4 sold
$363,889 - Element Hill - 9 sold
$358,077 - Segenhoe Stud Australia - 13 sold
$345,000 - Glenlogan Park - 3 sold
$336,429 - Attunga Stud - 7 sold
$330,000 - Bhima Thoroughbreds - 6 sold
$325,000 - Strawberry Hill Stud - 3 sold


2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale - Day 2 Wrap




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