A colt by freshman sire Dundeel and from a former star racemare topped a
buoyant Day One of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
The colt from five
time Group One winner Miss Finland, offered as Lot 232 stole the show late in
the day when purchased for $900,000. It capped a great day's selling
withopening dayrecords falling across the board.
Presented at the auction by Arrowfield Stud, the Dundeel-Miss Finland colt
was purchased by leading Queensland bloodstock agent Craig Rounsefell of
"He's an absolute stand out," Rounsefell said. "We couldn't
find a fault in him physically.
"It's a stallion we love and there's been some pressure from Bjorn Baker
- I've got some horses with him - so he is probably leading to be the
"If you look in the book he's by a freshman sire but from a mare who was
a champion and she's proven to throw a Group One winner.
"We had the clients around who said to buy him so we went after him
strong," Rounsefell added.
The colt is the seventh foal of Miss Finland, a winner of 11 races and earner
of over $4.6 million.
A former Golden Slipper and VRC Oaks winner, Miss Finland has already made
her mark at stud through the exploits of her Thousand Guineas winning
daughter Stay With Me.
The second top seller on the day was the filly by Tapit from Lienan who was
purchased by Mandalong Stud and Gary Nickson Racing for $700,000.
Offered as Lot 165 by Newhaven Park, the attractive brown or grey filly was
the star pick of the Sydney based trainer Nickson.
"We liked the way the filly walked," Nickson said. "She was a
good type with beautiful conformation, great temperament and a good pedigree."
The filly will be raced by Mandalong Stud owner, 94-year-old Rick Pisaturo,
who sat with Nickson to secure their number one pick of the sale.
Across the first day of the sale over $35.9 million changed hands on 187 lots
sold at an average price of $192,016. The clearance rate was a healthy 85 per
"There were 11 yearlings over half a million dollars and they were
spread across a number of sires," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin
"The market is wide and varied. The buying bench is strong across all
levels and to see the average, gross and clearance rates all rise has
provided a great start," Cox added.
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sale results, make an offer on a passed in lot or to view the online catalogue
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Day Two of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale will commence at
10am (Qld time) on Thursday.
DAY ONE STATISTICS
(2016 Day One in brackets)
Lots Catalogued: 240 (216)
Lots Sold: 187 (158)
Lots Passed In: 31 (39)
Lots Withdrawn: 21 (19)
Sale Gross: $35,907,000 ($29,124,500)
Top Price: $900,000 ($800,000)
Average Price: $192,016 ($184,332)
Median Price: $150,000 ($150,000)
Sold %: 85 (80)
DAY ONE TOP SELLERS
$900,000 - Dundeel-Miss Finland colt (Lot 232)
Vendor: Arrowfield Stud / Buyer: Boomer Bloodstock (Qld)
$700,000 - Tapit-Leinan filly (Lot 165)
Newhaven Park / Mandalong Stud/Gary Nickson Racing (NSW)
$600,000 - Sebring-Footprint colt (Lot 27)
Musk Creek Farm / Little Kwok Hing Hung/Bahen B'stock (HK)
$600,000 - More Than Ready-Heart Ashley filly (Lot 80)
Kia-Ora Stud / Vinery Stud (NSW)
$575,000 - I Am Invincible-Is Amazing filly (Lot 117)
Yarraman Park Stud / George Moore B'stock (HK)
$525,000 - Not a Single Doubt-Golden Edict colt (Lot 55)
Aquis Farm (for Emirates Park) / China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar (China)