Day 2 Magic Millions National Sale – Kiwis snare Starcraft colt

A cracking colt by Starcraft topped the second session of the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale on Thursday when knocked down to Matamata horsewoman Kylie Fawcett for $180,000.

Fawcett, buying under her Oxford Thoroughbreds banner, bought the Kulani Park colt for clients Jim Marks and Kevin Algie.  “He’s got beautiful conformation and a very good temperament,” Marks said.  “We look forward to getting him over home and let him grow out.  He looks a really nice prospect – a real Derby prospect.”

New Zealanders were again extremely active – signing for dozens of youngsters across all levels of the market.  This was clearly evidenced when the last offering of the session – a Dylan Thomas colt from Chetwynd South – was sold for $135,000 after a bidding duel between New Zealanders.

The second top price of the day was $170,000 for a Shamardal full brother to Mundi Gully snapped up by Patinack Farm.  “He was a stand out youngster and had a lot going for him,” Patinack’s Rick Connolly said.  “We’ve had a lot of success with the Shamardals.

When the final weanling was sold late on Thursday, trade reached $13.8 million on the 368 youngsters that changed hands during the two days of selected foals.  The average price of $37,563 increased 68% compared to last year.

“It’s been a great start to the National Sale,” Magic Millions Managing Director David Chester reported.  “The clearance rate (86%) was outstanding and the competition was red hot.”

One stud who featured prominently on the leaderboard was Rothwell Park with 10 of the top 17 prices for the day.  No fewer than 37 youngsters sold for $100,000 or more over the past two days.

The general session of foal sale will be held at the Gold Coast from 10am on Friday.  The attention will then swing to the National Broodmare Sale which commences on Sunday.


$180,000 – Starcraft-Bird Sanctuary colt
Vendor: Kulani Park / Buyer: Oxford Thoroughbreds (NZ)

$170,000 – Shamardal-Jackie colt
Rothwell Park / Patinack Farm (NSW)

$165,000 – Fastnet Rock-Undercover colt
Rothwell Park / Ascot Farm (NZ)

$150,00 – Fastnet Rock-Wickham filly
Newhaven Park / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$140,000 – General Nediym-Miss Nikki colt
Kulani Park / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$140,000 – Commands-Terrenora colt
Rothwell Park / Beamish Bloodstock (NZ)

$140,000 – Fastnet Rock-Dinkum Star colt
Three Bridges Thoroughbreds / Manx Park (NSW)

$135,000 – Stratum-Malagra Miss filly
Sefton Park Stud / Michael Wallace Bloodstock (NZ)

$135,000 – Dylan Thomas-Chetwynd South colt
Newhaven Park / J & I Bloodstock Ltd (NZ)

$125,000 – Red Ransom-Gathering Storm filly
Vinery Stud / Magic Millions as agent (Sth Africa)

$120,000 – Testa Rossa-Faze colt
Vinery Stud / Beamish Bloodstock (NZ)

$110,000 – Bernardini-Tennis colt
Rothwell Park / Peter Walker (NZ)

$110,000 – Exceed and Excel-Famewin colt
Rothwell Park / Tom & Shelly Murtagh (NZ)

$100,000 – Commands-La Guichet colt
Rothwell Park / Ascot Farm (NZ)

$100,000 – Exceed and Excel-Red for Lou colt
Rothwell Park / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$100,000 – Shamardal-Cross Dresser filly
Rothwell Park / Patinack Farm (NSW)

$100,000 – Street Sense-Versailles Pike filly
Rothwell Park / Ong Tiong Seng (Singapore)

$95,000 – Flying Spur-Kidman colt
Newhaven Park / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$95,000 – Stratum-Roussel colt
Reavill Farm / Peter Walker (NZ)

$90,000 – Flying Spur-Irish Nova colt
Kulani Park / CJ McNab (NSW)

$90,000 – Starcraft-Seducation filly
Kulani Park / Michael Wallace Bloodstock (NZ)