The Magic Millions National broodmare sale was off to a rousing start May 29 on the Gold Coast, paced by a pair of seven-figure horses from the dispersal of embattled Australian coal magnate Norman Tinkler's Patinack Farm.
The yearling sales market at Karaka declined 6.4% to $72,387,700 ($61,248,468) in total sales during New Zealand Bloodstock's marathon week of trading that concluded Feb. 4.
Total revenues and average price shows gains at the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling sale at Karaka Jan. 28, which was led by a Fastnet Rock colt bought for $1,975,500 ($1,637,550 U.S.).
A colt by leading Australian sire Fastnet Rock sold for $1,350,000 (approximately $1,427,155 US) Jan. 10 at Magic Millions, sparking fireworks at the second session of the Gold Coast yearling sale in Queensland.
So You Think, a winner of 10 group I races and $8.6 million, has been officially retired after pulling a muscle in his hindquarters, it was announced July 5.
The select portion of the Magic Millions national broodmare sale ended its two-day run in Australia May 29 with increases of 23.9% in gross and 37.6% in average price from a year ago.
Coolmore Stud's world-class stallion Royal Academy, who has been represented by more than 160 stakes winners, died Feb. 22 at Coolmore Australia due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.
A colt by red-hot Coolmore Stud sire Fastnet Rock stole the show Jan. 12 during the second session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale.
The select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Feb. 4 at Karaka, couldn't keep pace with last year's edition.
Gypsy Dancer sold for Aust$1.5 million as the Magic Millions broodmare sale got off to a record-setting start.
A Redoute's Choice weanling sold for Aust$1,150,000 (U.S. $943,000) Wednesday during the opening session of the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale Wednesday.
It seems the reputation of the mammoth National Sale on the Queensland Gold Coast in Australia has spread abroad.
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