Coolmore Scoops Up Redoute's Choice Colt at Magic Millions

Coolmore's world famous representative Demi O'Byrne, up on the sunny Gold Coast enjoying every second of the beautiful weather and the horses, dug deep, finally, and bought one for Coolmore. That wasn't overly surprising, but the fact he went outside the Coolmore square to buy one big son of Redoute's Choice was.

O’Byrne paid the Magic Millions Day 4 top price of (Aus) $900,000 for a colt by Arrowfield Stud current Australian champion sire Redoute's Choice (the seventh foal from Victory Prince mare Candid Camera) consigned by Reavill Farm. His dam Candid Camera is a half-sister to group I Epsom Handicap winner Nick’s Joy and her four foals to race (three winners) include four-time stakes-winner On Focus.

The next highest on a day which gave the MM organization yet another record sale, was bought by NSW trainer John O’Shea who paid (Aus) $620,000 for a colt by Vinery shuttler Red Ransom (the fifth foal from group II winning Marauding mare Glammis) consigned by Newhaven Park Stud as agent. His dam Glammis won the group II VRC Bloodhorse Breeders’ Stakes and finished third in the group I Golden Slipper, group II Reisling Slipper Trial and group II Talindert Handicap.

Victorian-based Tristarc Bloodstock paid (Aus) $575,000 for a colt by Arrowfield Stud sire Redoute's Choice (the 14th foal from unraced Bletchingly mare Christmas Spirit) consigned by Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud. His dam Christmas Spirit’s 10 foals to race (all winners) include triple stakes-winner Light Up The World and stakes-winner Presenting.

The fourth and final session of the first section to the 2007 Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale came to a close with records smashed Jan. 18.

Over the first four days, which represent the main part of the MM Sale, 595 yearlings changed hands with all previous records smashed. Records for the sale aggregate, average price and top prices for both colts and fillies were set during the hectic sale.

Over (Aus) $110 million was traded at a record average price of (Aus) $182,191. The sale aggregate was up some 35% on last year's figures and the average also soared an impressive 30%. Magic Millions managing director David Chester said his company was delighted with the results.

"The sale still has four days to go, but the first four sessions of the sale have been a resounding success," Chester reported. "To increase the sale average 30 per cent from last year's record figures is terrific. We were confident the catalogue was the best ever assembled and obviously buyers agreed with us."

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