Former leading New Zealand trainer Jason Bridgman secured the top priced
lot as the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale came to a close at
Morphettille on Wednesday.
Bidding on the phone through Magic Millions agent Tim Brown, Bridgman
was able to buy the day's feature lot, the All American-Statuette colt for
The good looking colt was presented as part of the inaugural draft of John
Mann's Tosca Farm at Angaston.
He is the first foal of an 1100 metre race winning daughter of champion sire
Redoute's Choice who in turn is from the group winning Southern Halo mare
Bridgman, the successful buyer, prepared the likes of King's Rose, Rock 'n' Pop
and Warhorse as well as Magic Millions Yearling Sale purchase Costa Viva to win
Group Ones and is now based at Pakenham in Victoria.
Other popular lots on the day included River Lodge Stud's Danerich-Let's Say
Grace colt who sold to Rosemont Stud for $46,000 while the top selling filly
honour was shared between daughters of Written Tycoon and Barbados at $40,000
to Shirley Prosser and Mark Minervini respectively.
Today's sale saw the average price for Book Two increase from $13,505 to
$15,453 - the gross rounded out at $1.347 million and the clearance was 73 per
"There was some great trade done today," Magic Millions Managing
Director Vin Cox reported.
"A number of vendors were delighted with their results - many horses sold
above expectation and the demand for quality continued right through the
"Overall the figures are in a line with last year, which recorded huge
gains right across the board - so it's been a most pleasing sale," Cox
To view the results of all three days of the2017 Adelaide Yearling Sale
and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here
The Magic Millions focus now switches north for the Gold Coast March Yearling
Sale to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday next week.
(2016 in brackets)
Lots Catalogued: 136 (140)
Lots Sold: 87 (108)
Lots Passed In: 32 (16)
Lots Withdrawn: 17 (16)
Sale Gross: $1,347,000 ($1,458,500)
Top Price: $56,000 ($50,000)
Average Price: $15,453 ($13,505)
Median Price: $12,500 ($10,000)
Sold %: 73 (87)
$56,000 - All American-Statuette colt (Lot 447)
Vendor: Tosca Farm (As Agent) / Buyer: Bridgman Racing Pty Ltd (Vic)
$46,000 - Danerich-Let's Say Grace colt (Lot 408)
River Lodge Stud (As Agent) / Rosemont Stud (Vic)
$40,000 - Written Tycoon-Blue Simone filly (Lot 349)
Noor Elaine Farm (As Agent) / Shirley Prosser (WA)
$40,000 - Barbados-Rainbird Blue filly (Lot 429)
Ducatoon Park / Minervini Racing (SA)
$38,000 - Durporth-Cap Dancer colt (Lot 351)
Riverina Downs / Terry O'Sullivan (Vic)