Day 1 Magic Millions Yearling Sale – Snitzel spearhead to Raheen

Raheen Stud topped Tuesday’s opening session of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale with $220,000 for an impeccably bred filly by Snitzel.

Offered by Cressfield, she is a half-sister to this season’s Melbourne and Sydney black-type winner Miss Rock (LR Debutant Stakes & G3 Percy Sykes Stakes).

“She’s a beautiful, loose walker and is by one of the hottest sires in the land.” Raheen Stud’s Basil Nolan said. “Her half-sister Cartier Rock sold for $440,000 at the Broodmare Sale last week so she looked pretty good value on the market.”

The second top seller of the day was the All Too Hard – Ashenti colt offered by New Zealand’s Henley Park and purchased by local trainer Helen Page for $200,000.  “He’s just a beautiful type,” Page said.  “Usually I buy a few yearlings for cheaper amounts but I decided to really go for this bloke.

“He’s very strong and should be an early runner,” Page added.  “He really caught my eye and was my pick of the sale.”

A total of 21 yearlings sold for six figure prices during a spirited day’s selling.  Some 169 lots were sold at an average of $45,195 at a clearance rate of 82%.


$220,000 – Snitzel-Miss Judgement filly
Vendor: Cressfield / Buyer: Raheen Stud

$200,000 – All Too Hard-Ashenti colt
Henley Park / Helen Page

$180,000 – All Too Hard-Ocean Bridge colt
Vieira Group / Joan Thoroughbreds

$150,000 – Fastnet Rock-Pear Tart filly
Attunga Stud / Kendrick Racing

$150,000 – Not a Single Doubt-Cheetara colt
Corumbene Stud / Portelli Racing

$150,000 – Pierro-Soul Singer filly
Element Hill / Blue Sky Bloodstock

$150,000 – Sebring-Suzy Rocks colt
Lomar Park Stud / Stephen Gray