A Written Tycoon filly topped the opening day of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne autumn yearling sale at Oaklands April 17 in Australia, bringing Aust$80,000 ($84,492 in U.S. funds).
The curtain came down on the 2011 William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale April 14. The auction ended its three-day run in Australia with a gross of Aust$22,193,800 ($23,260,900 in U.S. funds).
Vin Cox has been appointed managing director of Magic Millions, it was announced April 11 by the major Australia auction firm.
The undefeated 5-year-old mare Black Caviar became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series April 9 following her 2 -length group I win.
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale's first session ended its three-day run April 7 in Australia with an average price of Aust$239,484 ($248,642 in U.S. funds) that was up 8.6% from a year ago.
Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Western Australian client, purchased the 7-year-old daughter of Rory's Jester and the Umatilla mare Umatune for Aust$190,000 ($194,336 in U.S. funds).
Racing from Dubai, Australia and horses like Uncle Mo and Tackleberry. View Slideshow
An unraced gelding by High Chaparral topped the William Inglis & Son autumn Thoroughbred sale March 11 in Australia.
A Flying Pegasus colt topped the fourth and final session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia Feb. 13.
An Elusive Quality colt became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$240,000 ($184,375 in U.S. funds) during the third session Feb. 11 in Australia.
Leading Perth horseman David Harrison nabbed what he called his "my pick of the sale" Feb. 10 during the second session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling auction in Australia.
A Street Sense filly grabbed the glory Feb. 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$200,000 ($154,812 in U.S. funds).
William Inglis & Son has acquired Bloodstock.com.au, Australia's leading online Thoroughbred classifieds website, Inglis managing director Mark Webster announced Feb. 6.
The 2011 Magic Millions Central Queensland yearling sale will be held in Rockhampton in Australia May 6. The sale originally was scheduled for April, but had to be moved so Rockhampton could recover from recent flooding.
Prominent Australian businessman and Thoroughbred breeder Gerry Harvey and his family have purchased the Australia-based Magic Millions sales company, it was announced Jan. 28.
William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale ended its three-day run in Australia with increases of 8.3% in the number of horses that were sold, 11.7% in gross revenue, 3.2% in average price, and 4% in median price.
Four horses fetch Aust$100,000 ($98,895 in U.S. funds) or more apiece during Inglis Sydney Classic yearling sale's second session in Australia.
The William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale began on a buoyant note Jan. 23 in Australia, with the first session average price up by more than 5% on figures from a year ago.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale ended Jan. 19 in Australia with a Sequalo colt topping the sixth session. Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Queensland-based client, purchased the bay yearling for Aust$45,000.
Irel, a 5-year-old Istidaad--God's Angel gelding, brought the top price of Aust$170,000 ($168,507 in U.S. funds) Jan. 18 during the Magic Millions racehorse sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
A Henny Hughes colt brought Aust$210,000 ($207,549 in U.S. funds) Jan. 16 to top the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling auction in Australia on a day when the gross, average, and median all increased.
The gross, average, and median declined 6.1%, 3.9%, and 5.3%, respectively, but the clearance rate was about the same.
Trainer Peter Moody purchased the yearling, who is a half brother to three-time group I winner More Joyous.
A Redoute's Choice colt, who is a half brother to group I winner Casino Prince, topped the second day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 13 when he brought Aust$625,000.
A Redoute's Choice colt brought the top price of Aust$850,000 as the gross and average price increased from a year ago during the opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan 12.
A Fastnet Rock colt topped the second and final session of the Magic Millions national horses in training sale in Australia Oct. 28, bringing Aust$150,000 ($145,640 in U.S. funds).
A Gonski colt brought the top price of Aust$180,000 ($177,690 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of the Magic Millions national horses in training sale on the Gold Coast of Australia Oct. 27.
Stathi Katsidis, a top jockey in Australia, was found dead at his home Oct. 19 and authorities reportedly have ruled out suspicious circumstances or suicide.
The half brother to Australia group III winner Blackball brings Aust$222,000 ($196,431 in U.S. funds).
All American, a group 1-winning millionaire by Red Ransom, will ship to North America in 2011 to stand at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
He will succeed David Chester, who will become a roving ambassador for the Australian auction firm.
He is the managing parner of Pedigree Consultants, and his role with that company will remain unchanged.
A competitive buying bench helped the select weanlings sold during William Inglis & Son's Australian weanling and breeding stock sale gross Aust$7.026 million ($6,107,650 in U.S. funds).
The select session of the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale in Sydney on June 24 posted a 44% increase in average, with Aust$4,840,500 traded during the opening select session.
Magic Millions' series of national sales ended June 8 in Australia with mixed results for the final session of the yearling auction and the sale of racehorses. But the gross for the entire series of sales was up 42.1%.
The select portion of the sale, which ended its two-day run June 7, generated a gross that was up 88.9% from a year ago and an average price that increased 62.7%.
The Magic Millions national yearling sale got off to a strong start June 6 in Australia. The average price was up 42.3%.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Darley Australia operations reported a $27 million loss and will have to cut 30 jobs.
The opening section of the 2010 Magic Millions national broodmare sale ended its three-session run June 1 with a gross that was up 18.1% from a year ago, but the average price declined 7.5%.
The Encosta de Lago mare sells for Aust$1 million ($846,750) on the second day of national broodmare auction.
The group I-winning daughter of Redoute's Choice brings Aust$1,025,000 ($868,103 in U.S. funds).
The Magic Millions National Weanling Sale ended May 28 in Australia with increases of 66.7% in gross revenue and 71% in average price from a year ago during its third session.
The gross increased 66.6% from a year ago while the average price grew 68.4% during the first two sessions of the Magic Millions national weanling sale in Australia.
The Magic Millions national weanling sale got off to a rousing start in Australia May 26. The gross during the first session was up 93% from a year ago, and the average price rose 50.5%.
Wicked Style, a leading 2-year-old of 2007, has been acquired by Australian nursery Oaklands Stud. The 5-year-old son of Macho Uno will stand at Oaklands at Umbiram on Queensland's Darling Downs.
The 2010 Melbourne Cup trophy was on display April 24 at a black-tie dinner for Los Angeles racing, business, and fashion leaders.
Viewed, the 2008 Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) winner, died of a twisted bowel on April 17
The gross soars 59.6% while the average grows 17.9% and the median increases 19%.
The Polish Precedent mare, which is in foal to Red Ransom, sells for Aust$775,000 ($717,772 in U.S. funds).
Mountcat is scheduled to be offered during the Magic Millions national broodmare auction while in foal to Street Sense.
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