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NATIONAL YEARLING SALE - Written Tycoon Filly Leads Day 2

A Written Tycoon filly topped Day Two of the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Yearling Sale on Wednesday to round out Book One of the auction.

NATIONAL YEARLING SALE - Written Tycoon Filly Leads Day 2

A Written Tycoon filly topped Day Two of the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Yearling Sale on Wednesday to round out Book One of the auction.

Offered by Kitchwin Hills, as agent, the filly was purchased by Aquis Farm and Blue Sky Bloodstock in conjunction with leading New South Wales trainer Kris Lees.

Blue Sky's Julian Blaxland was able to secure the prized filly with a $300,000 bid.


"Physically she was the filly of the sale," Blaxland reported. "She looks a real two-year-old."

"She's an out cross and Aquis is really happy to be supporting Kris Lees with their first horse together."

"The sire is doing a wonderful job and on the market at the yearling sales for the past 12 months, when compared to other fillies of similar quality, she looks great buying," Blaxland added.

The filly, catalogued as Lot 2206, is the second foal of the two-year-old winning More Than Ready mare More Black Magic.

A winner at 1000 metres and Sydney placed, More Black Magic is from the WATC Gimcrack Stakes winner Ebony Magic and hails from the family of the Group One winner Covertly.

The next four top sellers on the day were purchased by two buying groups - Dubai's Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Acing Lead, Little Kwok Hing Hung and Bahen Bloodstock.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds, bidding through David Lucas, secured the exceptionally bred More Than Ready-Quaintly filly from Highgrove Stud for $280,000.

Offered late in the day, the good looking filly is the second foal of her dam, a group performed daughter of Giant's Causeway. It is the family of international Group One winners Jade Robbery and Gold Dream.

The other top five purchase for Phoenix Thoroughbreds was Lot 2130 - the Zoustar-Jersey Lily colt from Baramul Stud.

Knocked down for $230,000, the colt is the third foal for Jersey Lily, a winner of four races including listed events in Sydney and Melbourne. She also ran second in a Group One Coolmore Classic.

Leading bloodstock agent Justin Bahen teamed up with Acing Lead and Little Kwok Hing Hung to secure the other two big sellers on the day.

The most expensive was Lot 2063, Widden Stud's Sebring colt from the stakes placed Fastnet Rock mare Epona Princess for $250,000.

A little earlier in the day they combined to outlay $230,000 for Lot 2039, the Dalakhani-Dane Blazer colt from Aquis Farm.

During the two day Book One component of the National Yearling Sale a record $16 million was traded on 297 lots sold at a new record average price of $54,328.

"It was a sale of two tales," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. "The better horses sold very well as indicated by selling eight lots higher than last year's top price."

"The other side of the story was a lower than acceptable clearance rate which is in our own fault for allowing too much of a tail in Book One."

"The National Yearling Sale has huge potential and it is our job in the next twelve months to tighten the catalogue so that our buyers are exposed to a consistently better product," Cox added.

DAY 2 TOP LOTS

$300,000 - Written Tycoon-More Black Magic filly (Lot 2206) Vendor: Kitchwin Hills (As Agent) / Aquis Farm/Blue Sky B'stock/Kris Lees (Qld)

$280,000 - More Than Ready-Quaintly filly (Lot 2260) Highrove Stud / Phoenix T'breds (UAE)

$250,000 - Sebring-Epona Princess colt (Lot 2063) Widden Stud (As Agent) / Acing Lead/Little Kwok Hing Hung/Bahen B'stock (Vic)

$230,000 - Dalakhani-Dane Blazer colt (Lot 2039) Aquis Farm / Acing Lead/Little Kwok Hing Hung/Bahen B'stock (Vic)

$230,000 - Zoustar-Jersey Lily colt (Lot 2130) Baramul Stud / Phoenix T'breds (UAE)

SALE STATISTICS

(2016 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 467 (336)

Lots Sold: 297 (254)

Lots Withdrawn: 36 (39)

Lots Passed In: 134 (43)

Sale Gross: $16,135,500 ($12,203,500)

Average Price: $54,328 ($48,045)

Top Price: $380,000 ($240,000)

Sold %: 69 (85)

LEADING BUYERS

(ranked by total spend)

$1,470,000 - Phoenix T'breds - 6 lots

$805,000 - Acing Lead/Little Kwok Hing Hung/Bahen B'stock - 5 lots

$515,000 - O'Brien T'breds - 3 lots

$480,000 - Matthew Dunn/Neil Jenkinson - 3 lots

$402,500 - World Wide B'stock - 5 lots

$380,000 - George Moore B'stock - 1 lot

$350,000 - Lindsay Park Racing - 2 lots

$320,000 - Kurt Goldman - 3 lots

$300,000 - Aquis Farm/Blue Sky B'stock/Kris Lees - 1 lot

$286,500 - Stephen Gray - 5 lots

To view the sale results from Book One of the Gold Coast National Yearling Sale click here.


Day Three of the National Yearling Sale, comprising the Book Two catalogue, will be held from 10am on Thursday, followed by the National Racehorse Sale. To view the National Racehorse line up click here.


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