Five Million Dollar Horses Highlight MM Day Three
Media Release - Friday January 12
For the second straight day it was a colt by leading Yarraman Park based sire I Am Invincible who was on top of the leaderboard.

I Am Invincible colt from Electric DreamsThis time it was Segenhoe Stud Australia's colt from Electric Dreams who was the day's top seller when he was purchased by James Harron for $1.9 million.

The colt, who hails from the family of Group One winners Grand Armee, Drum, Dealer Principal and Anamato, is a half brother to the group winning juvenile Broadband.

"He's a very, very special colt," Harron noted.  "He has lots of quality."

"He's as good an I Am Invincible colt as I've seen, in my opinion. He's very precocious and has an incredible look. He has an intelligent head and he handled the sale brilliantly well."

"He suits what we're trying to do and I think he will fit in nicely to our model," Harron added.

After buying yesterday's top selling colt (I Am Invincible-Tai Tai Tess) for $2 million, the partnership of Reg Inglis, Jon Kelly and Paul Frampton stepped in to snare the top priced filly so far for the auction when they purchased Sweet Idea's sister for $1.8 million.

Snitzel filly from FlidaisThe filly, consigned as Lot 733, was presented by Arrowfield Stud and is also a full sister to this season's Bill Stutt Stakes winner Showtime and half sister to crack Asian galloper Rush.

"She has terrific residual value as a broodmare," Kelly said. "She is potentially a blue hen - that's as good as you can get."

"I didn't think (the price) was going to be that high but stuff has changed here today - the prices have gone up and the clearance rate has gone up."

"It's a good sale," Kelly added.

Earlier in the afternoon Jadeskye Racing's Damion Flower went to $1.45 million to secure the first foal of Thousand Guineas winner Commanding Jewel. Flower purchasing the colt in conjunction with B K Racing and Breeding and trainer Brad Widdup.

A colt by I Am Invincible, the quality individual was offered by Vinery Stud on behalf of breeder Greg Perry.

"I Am Invincible is in the top few sires - you've got Snitzel, Fastnet Rock and I Am Invincible - they're making big money, we saw the other one make $2 million (yesterday)," Flower said.

"His athleticism and the way he was, he was a stand out for us."

"He's out of a really good Commands mare. Obviously he's very well related and he was the one for us," Flower added.

Commanding Jewel, who like her outstanding half sister Atlantic Jewel, was a graduate of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale - purchased by Spicer Thoroughbreds before winning at Group One level and ultimately retiring to stud.

James Harron secured the Pierro-Dance Card colt from Bhima Thoroughbreds for $1.05 million, while James Moore stepped in to buy the Redoute's Choice-Cat by the Tale colt for $1 million from Arrowfield Stud.

Today almost $47 million was traded helping push the overall sale gross to over $137 million - already surpassing last year's four day total of $134.3 million. The clearance rate has continued to grow over the sale and now sits at an outstanding 88 per cent.

The current sale average price is $229,753 - well up from last year's comparison of $208,824.

"Five millionaires in one day," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. "What a day it's been for Magic Millions."

"It was quite spectacular. We thought we might have got one or two, but five is just a massive result for us."

"The depth of the sale is fantastic as evidenced by the figures," Cox added.

To view a video review of Day Three click here. To see the results and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

Day Four of the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale will commence at 6pm (Qld time) tomorrow following the running of the nine race, $10 million Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club tomorrow.

SALE STATISTICS
(2017 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 756 (720)
Lots Sold: 598 (574)
Lots Passed In: 84 (87)
Lots Withdrawn: 74 (58)
Sale Gross: $137,392,000 ($119,865,000)
Top Price: $2,000,000 ($1,300,000)
Average Price: $229,753 ($208,824)
Median Price: $170,000 ($160,000)
Sold %: 88 (87)

DAY THREE TOP SELLERS

$1,900,000 - I Am Invincible-Electric Dreams colt (Lot 686)
Vendor: Segenhoe Stud Australia (As Agent) / Buyer: James Harron B'stock (NSW)

$1,800,000 - Snitzel-Flidais filly (Lot 733)
Arrowfield Stud (As Agent) / Reg Inglis/Jon Kelly/Paul Frampton (NSW)

$1,450,000 - I Am Invincible-Commanding Jewel colt (Lot 624)
Vinery Stud (As Agent) / Jadesyke/B K Racing & Breeding/Brad Widdup(NSW)

$1,050,000 - Pierro-Dance Card colt (Lot 647)
Bhima Thoroughbreds (As Agent) / James Harron Bloodstock (NSW)

$1,000,000 - Redoute's Choice-Cat by the Tale colt (Lot 591)
Arrowfield Stud (As Agent) / James Moore Racing (Macau)

$875,000 - Snitzel-Augusta Proud filly (Lot 521)
Bhima Thoroughbreds (As Agent) / Emirates Park/B Carlson (NSW)

LEADING BUYERS
(ranked by total spend)

$7,240,000 - James Harron Bloodstock - 10 lots
$6,135,000 - Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott/Blue Sky - 26 lots
$5,435,000 - Reg Inglis/Jon Kelly/Paul Frampton - 6 lots
$4,270,000 - China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar - 10 lots
$4,045,000 - McEvoy Mitchell Racing - 14 lots
$3,795,000 - Orbis Bloodstock - 9 lots
$2,515,000 - Godolphin - 6 lots
$2,210,000 - Mulcaster Bloodstock - 10 lots
$2,185,000 - Lindsay Park Racing - 10 lots
$2,145,000 - Jadeskye Racing/Brad Widdup Racing - 5 lots

LEADING SIRES
(ranked by average - 3 or more sold)

$505,167 - I Am Invincible - 30 sold
$481,429 - Snitzel - 28 sold
$421,923 - Redoute's Choice - 13 sold
$381,000 - Pierro - 10 sold
$358,542 - Fastnet Rock - 24 sold
$316,250 - Savabeel - 8 sold
$290,000 - Exceed and Excel - 13 sold
$280,714 - Zoustar - 21 sold
$278,333 - Medaglia d'Oro - 3 sold
$276,842 - Written Tycoon - 19 sold

LEADING VENDORS
(ranked by average - 3 or more sold)

$451,667 - Bhima Thoroughbreds - 9 sold
$421,111 - Yarraman Park Stud - 18 sold
$416,250 - Eureka Stud - 4 sold
$409,211 - Segenhoe Stud Australia - 19 sold
$348,000 - Vinery Stud - 15 sold
$345,000 - Glenlogan Park - 3 sold
$333,889 - Milburn Creek - 9 sold
$331,000 - Element Hill - 15 sold
$328,125 - Cressfield - 8 sold
$326,875 - Attunga Stud - 8 sold