(Edited Magic Millions press release)
Trainer John Wallace purchased the two highest-priced lots June 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale on Australia’s Gold Coast. He went to Aust$220,000 (approximately $173,991) to secure a Flying Spur – Graceful Lily colt, which was consigned by Vinery Stud. He also purchased an Encosta de Lago – Major Drama filly for Aust$145,000 ($114,676) from Coolmore Stud.
The Flying Spur colt is a half-brother to Danleigh, who scored in the Daily Telegraph All-Aged (Aust-I) and Borrelli Handmade Clothing Sires’ Produce (Aust-II) Stakes, the Bacardi Breeser South Pacific Classic (Aust-III), and the Liverpool City Cup (Aust-III).
In all, 113 horses were sold for a gross of Aust$2,554,500 ($2,020,277) and an average price of Aust$22,606 ($17,878). The clearance rate was 72%.
"Today's average is actually up on last year's two session select sale from last year," said Magic Millions managing director David Chester. "We had a good buying bench with plenty of big name trainers and owners here today. There was also a good selection of international buyers - mainly from Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Macau."