(Edited Magic Millions press release)
Six horses were sold for Aust$100,000 (approximately $65,481 in U.S. funds) or more during the second session of the BMW Magic Millions Perth yearling sale Feb. 12 in Australia. The results through the first two days were 175 horses sold, a gross of Aust$6,876,500 (approximately $4,502,801), and an average price of Aust$32,294 ($21,146).
The clearance rate was 70%.
The top price during the second session, Aust$150,000 ($98,222), was brought by a Hussonet colt from the consignment of Heytesbury Stud. Neville Parnham was the buyer. A half brother to the Swettenham Stud Stakes (Aust-II) winner French Bid, the colt is out of the Copper Kingdom mare My Crystal Star.
Last year’s statistics for the auction’s first two sessions were 178 horses sold, a gross of Aust$8,568,000, and an average of Aust$48,135. The clearance rate was 76%.