Record Breaking Sale comes to a Close

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The 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has been declared the best ever with records tumbling across the board during a spectacular six days of selling. 
Today over $1.2 million was traded across Book Three of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale and the incredibly successful Summer Racehorse Sale. 

Led by stakes performed sprinter Nikitas, the Summer Racehorse Sale boasted a gross of $927,000 with an average price of almost $30,000 and clearance of 97 per cent.

Nikitas sold for $195,000 to Neville Morgan and was joined by Godolphin offerings Caffeine ($115,000) and Mogador ($110,000) to make six figures.

Across all days of selling some $168,753,500 was traded on the outstanding selection of stock on offer from breeders from Australia and abroad. The clearance rate from all horses from Day One to Six was 90 per cent.

Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox has mixed feelings about the record breaking sale and carnival with this being his last at the helm of Australia’s leading thoroughbred auctioneer.

“This has been the most incredible sale and carnival,” Cox said. “A truly spectacular success.”

“There are so many moving parts that make this sale and carnival the success that it’s been. Everyone came to the Gold Coast and played their part well beyond our most optimistic expectations we therefore thank them across the board.”

“On a personal note I want to thank the Magic Millions team, who worked extremely hard to deliver Magic Millions 2018 and also their unwavering support during my time at Magic Millions,” Cox added.

Vin Cox’s tenure as Managing Director will conclude on Friday. The company’s current bloodstock manager Barry Bowditch will start next week in the role as Managing Director, while Clint Donovan becomes Bloodstock Manager.

To view the results and to make an offer on a passed in lot at the 2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale click here. To do likewise for the Summer Racehorse Sale click here.

To view the sale results or to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

SALE STATISTICS
(2017 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 209 (214)
Lots Sold: 158 (160)
Lots Withdrawn: 20 (15)
Lots Passed In: 31 (39)
Sale Gross: $10,537,000 ($10,201,800)
Average Price: $66,690 ($63,671)
Top Price: $280,000 ($260,000)
Median Price: $50,000 ($45,000)
Sold %: 84 (80)

BOOK TWO TOP SELLERS

$280,000 – Not a Single Doubt-Miss Victoria filly (Lot 1001)
Vendor: Grandview (As Agent) / Buyer: Brendan & Jo Lindsay (NZ)

$250,000 – I Am Invincible-Devoirs filly (Lot 916)
Yarraman Park Stud (As Agent) / Kennewell Racing (SA)

$240,000 – Spirit of Boom-Air’s Precious filly (Lot 866)
Eureka Stud / Peachester Lodge (Qld)

$200,000 – Rubick-Cone colt (Lot 899)
Daandine Stud / Orbis Bloodstock (HK)

$200,000 – Husson-Ibis colt (Lot 955)
Widden Stud (As Agent) / Orbis Bloodstock (HK)

$200,000 – Dissident-Take Charge colt (Lot 1058)
Rosari Farm / Ontrack Thoroughbreds/Ben Currie (Qld)

LEADING BUYERS
(ranked by total spend)

$400,000 – Orbis Bloodstock – 2 lots
$390,000 – Paul Perry Racing – 4 lots
$355,000 – Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott/Blue Sky – 4 lots
$305,000 – Kennewell Racing – 2 lots
$285,000 – JHB Syndications – 4 lots

LEADING SIRES
(ranked by average – 2 or more sold)

$144,167 – Spirit of Boom – 6 sold
$132,500 – Written Tycoon – 2 sold
$125,000 – Sebring – 2 sold
$123,000 – Husson – 2 sold
$105,000 – Shooting to Win – 2 sold
$105,000 – Uncle Mo – 2 sold