Edited press release
The 171 yearlings sold grossed Aust$5,518,000 March 30 during the fifth session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale on Australia’s Gold Coast. Their average price was Aust$32,269.
A Sequalo filly brought the session’s top price of Aust$230,000, going to New South Wales-based owner Jim Douros. Consigned by Lyndurst Stud Farm (as agent), the filly is out of the Potter McQueen mare Princess Potter and is a full sister to the winner Sammy Sequalo.
Gold Coast-based horseman Jamie Nielsen purchased 11 yearlings for Aust$567,500. Also active was American pinhooker John Brocklebank. The Utah-based horseman is in the process of assembling a draft of prospects for October's Magic Millions horses in training sale on the Gold Coast. He bought four yearlings during the fifth session, adding to his purchases last week that almost topped Aust$1 million.
"This is my first time in Australia and I've been amazed with how wonderful everything thing is," Brocklebank said. "The people here are incredible and the horses are first class. I'm hoping to be able to get a few more yearlings tomorrow.”
Brocklebank's draft will be headlined by a colt from the first crop of Fastnet Rock that sold for Aust$500,000.
"He's a wonderful yearling - the best colt of the sale in my opinion," Brocklebank said. "He will be the type of colt that should attract the serious buyers to the sale in October."