Day 3 – Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale

A Redoute’s Choice colt topped Friday’s session of the Gold Coast Magic Millions with a $1.30 million bid from agent James Harron.

He joined Thursday’s full brother to Sebring at the top of the overall leader-board.  “We had pegged him as a million-dollar colt but we just hope he didn’t go too far past it,” Harron said.  “He’s by a champion sire with a great pedigree and beautiful physique.”

The Redoute’s Choice colt is from Ballet Blue (Stravinsky) and hails from the family of Group 1 winner Imananabaa.

Luskin Park’s Snitzel – Ultimate Fever colt was next best on $925,000.  He was secured by China Horse Club in partnership with Newgate Farm & Winstar Farm and is a full brother to recent stakes winner Le Cordon Bleu who runs in Saturday’s $1 million Magic Millions Sprint.

“This was a colt we really didn’t want to leave behind,” China Horse Club agent Michael Wallace said.  “It’s a global game and Australia has a very buoyant stallion market.  If you get the right Snitzel colt you get really well paid.”

Milburn Creek’s I Am Invincible half brother to Group 1 winner Sizzling went to trainer Tony McEvoy for $900,000.  “I was hoping to get him for under a million,” McEvoy commented.  “He’s a quality horse.  I was under-bidder on Sizzling and I didn’t want to miss this colt.”

After three sessions, the Magic Millions has seen almost $120 million traded on 574 lots at an average of $208,824.  The clearance rate continues to impress at 87%.


$1,300,000 – Redoute’s Choice-Ballet Blue colt (Lot 651)
Vendor: Arrowfield Stud / Buyer: James Harron B’stock (NSW)

$925,000 – Snitzel-Ultimate Fever colt (Lot 549)
Luskin Park Stud / China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar

$900,000 – I Am Invincible-Admirelle colt (Lot 607)
Milburn Creek / McEvoy Mitchell Racing

$850,000 – Snitzel-Your Life Style filly (Lot 583)
Newgate Farm / Rick Worthington

$700,000 – Fastnet Rock-Cats Whisker filly (Lot 703)
Coolmore Stud / Alan Bell Racing