Gonski colt tops Day 1 of Magic Millions HIT Sale

A colt by Darley sire Gonski topped Day 1 of the Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale at the Gold Coast on Wednesday when selling for $180,000.

The Gonsksi – Blazing Sky colt had been pin-hooked from the 2010 Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale by Kenmore Lodge for $15,000.  He changed hands again on the Gold Coast yesterday when purchased by South African agent Andy Williams.

His dam is a Hurricane Sky half sister to stakes winners Si Senor and Bello Signor.  “He’s a magnificent individual and looks a great prospect,” Williams said.  “He will be heading to Pat Shaw in Singapore.”

Day 1 of the Magic Millions HIT Sale grossed $4.73 million at an average price of $43,427.  A total of 15 lots sold for $100,000 or more.  

“The bidding picked up as the session continued and the final figures from the session were quite encouraging,” Magic Millions Managing Director Stephen Silk said.  “The clearance rate finished up at 67% and we’re hoping that lifts to over 70% on Thursday.”

Silk and his team believe there is an equally as impressive line up of juveniles to go under the hammer on Thursday as the sale attempts to outdo last year’s gross of $7.57 million with a smaller catalogue this time around.


$180,000 – Gonski-Blazing Sky colt
Vendor: Kenmore Lodge / Buyer: World Wide Bloodstock (Sth Africa)

$150,000 – O’Reilly-Ultima Vita filly
Oakwood Farm (As Agent) / Cameron Cooke Bloodstock (Vic)

$150,000 – Show a Heart-Vital Statistic colt
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Scone Bloodstock Services (NSW)

$145,000 – Snowland-Soft Spoken colt
Oakwood Farm (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (Singapore)

$140,000 – California Dane-Amazonian colt
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Michael Freedman (Singapore)

$135,000 – Dubai Destination-Ruffles colt
Robyn Wise (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (Singapore)

$130,000 – Elusive Quality-Snowrun colt
Hilton Thoroughbreds / Lindsey Smith (WA)

$130,000 – Flying Spur-Tycoon Rhythm colt
Oakwood Farm (As Agent) / World Wide Bloodstock (Sth Africa)

$130,000 – Royal Academy-Vindicate colt
Hilton Thoroughbreds / Greater Asia Holdings (Hong Kong)

$120,000 – Stratum-Thanksgiving colt
Kingsportz Pty Ltd / Barry James (Vic)

$100,000 – Minardi-Our Mary gelding
Kolora Lodge (As Agent) / Macau Jockey Club (Macau)

$100,000 – Al Samer-Shaan colt
Emirates Park Pty Ltd / Bahen Bloodstock (Hong Kong)

$100,000 – Dr Green-Swaylera colt
Kolora Lodge (As Agent) / Magic Millions as agent (Singapore)

$100,000 – Red Dazzler-Vinzky colt
Symphony Lodge (As Agent) / Donald Baertschiger (Singapore)

$100,000 – Mossman-Whatsaname colt
Washpool Lodge (As Agent) / Boomer Bloodstock as agent (Qld)