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Magic Millions - Fastnet Rock Colt Sets Day One Standard

A Queensland-bred colt by Fastnet Rock made $1 million to top the opening day of the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Wednesday.

Magic Millions - Fastnet Rock Colt Sets Day One Standard

A Queensland-bred colt by Fastnet Rock made $1 million to top the opening day of the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Wednesday.

Presented by the Hutchins family's Element Hill, the colt from stakes winner Risk Aversion attracted strong interest from prospective buyers before selling to Coolmore’s Tom Magnier in partnership with trainer John O'Shea.

The colt is the second foal of the Encosta de Lago mare Risk Aversion, a winner of five races including the Listed Juanmo Stakes in Brisbane.


2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale - Lot 239 Fastnet Rock-Risk Aversion colt

"It's all about the type," O'Shea said. "This colt is a real athlete and that's why I was drawn to him.

"For me he is a great horse by a champion sire and it's exciting to have him."

"It's outstanding to have a horse in partnership with Coolmore and congratulations to the Hutchins family for breeding him.”

Arrowfield Stud's Snitzel-Madame Andree colt starred when selling to Sydney bloodstock agent James Harron for $900,000.

The colt is the third foal for the unraced War Emblem mare Madame Andree. The colt's second dam is by Sunday Silence and hails from a strong international family.

First season sires starred during the day. The top seller among this group was the Deep Field colt from Reggae offered by Kia Ora Stud.

He was purchased by Justin Bahen for Orbis Bloodstock.

Former Gold Coast Yearling Sale graduate Dissident rounded out the day as leading First Season Sire by average.

Day One saw a total of 182 lots sold for a gross of $39.17 million and average price of $215,220 - a record opening day average for the Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

The clearance rate rounded out at 81 per cent.

"It's been a very good start," said Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox.

"We're very happy with where we're sitting now. The momentum picked up late in the day.”

2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale Day 1 Wrap

For the full list of results click here. To see a video review of today's action click here.

DAY ONE STATISTICS
(2017 in bracket)

Lots Catalogued: 252 (240)
Lots Sold: 182 (187)
Lots Passed In: 43 (31)
Lots Withdrawn: 26 (21)
Sale Gross: $39,170,000 ($35,907,000)
Top Price: $1,000,000 ($900,000)
Average Price: $215,220 ($192,016)
Median Price: $170,000 ($150,000)
Sold %: 81 (85)

DAY ONE TOP SELLERS
$1,000,000 – Fastnet Rock-Risk Aversion colt (Lot 239) Buyer: Tom Magnier/John O’Shea (NSW)
$900,000 – Snitzel-Madame Andree colt (Lot 52) James Harron Bloodstock (NSW)
$675,000 – Deep Field-Reggae colt (Lot 231) Orbis Bloodstock (HK)
$650,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Madam Tracy filly (Lot 51) Peachester Lodge (Qld)
$650,000 – Fastnet Rock-Radharcnafarraige colt (Lot 215) Asian Bloodstock Services (HK)
$625,000 – I Am Invincible-Octavia filly (Lot 145) Reg Inglis/Jon Kelly/Paul Frampton (NSW)
$600,000 – Written Tycoon-Noondie colt (Lot 127) Bruce Perry Bloodstock (NZ)
$600,000 – Exceed and Excel-Oasis Rose colt (Lot 142) James Harron Bloodstock (NSW)
 $550,000 – Pierro-Pure Purrfection filly (Lot 203) Boomer Bloodstock P/L (Qld)
$525,000 - Dissident-Prompt colt (Lot 200) George Moore Bloodstock (HK)

LEADING SIRES
(ranked by average - 3 or more sold)
$458,889 - Fastnet Rock - 9 sold
$450,000 - Snitzel - 7 sold
$360,556 - I Am Invincible - 9 sold
$344,167 - Written Tycoon - 6 sold
$316,667 - Pierro - 3 sold
$282,500 - Not a Single Doubt - 4 sold
$272,857 - Exceed and Excel - 7 sold
$258,846 - Dissident - 13 sold
$245,714 - Sebring - 7 sold
$227,500 - Deep Field - 12 sold

LEADING BUYERS
(ranked by total spend)
$2,005,000 - Reg Inglis/Jon Kelly/Paul Frampton - 5 lots
$1,875,000 - James Harron Bloodstock - 3 lots
$1,685,000 - Orbis Bloodstock - 4 lots
$1,520,000 - McEvoy Mitchell Racing - 6 lots
$1,490,000 - China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar






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