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Southern Hemisphere Yearling Sale Record Set

Over $1.7 million grossed across Book Three

The 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has been confirmed as the best ever with records tumbling across the board during a sensational six days of selling which concluded on Monday.

On Monday over $1.7 million was grossed across Book Three of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale and the  Gold Coast Summer Racehorse Sale.

Headlined by the $230,000 sale of group winner Spectroscope (pictured above) by Godolphin to Tosh Murphy, the Summer Racehorse Sale confirmed itself as Australia’s premier summer source of racehorses with strong prices.

The average price for the Racehorse Sale was almost $41,000 and the clearance rate was over 95 per cent.

Godolphin, fresh off winning Saturday’s The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic with Exhilarates, provided the top nine sellers on the final day.

Their other six figure sellers were Astoria ($145,000 to Jack Pakis), Lava ($115,000 to Edward Cummings), Beau Geste ($100,000 to Te Akau Racing) and Hemsted ($100,000 to Roy Sergi).

Across all six days of selling some $182,415,888 was grossed on 934 lots sold. The clearance rate was 86 per cent.

The Gold Coast Yearling Sale alone grossed $180.8 million – a new Southern Hemisphere record for a yearling sale – eclipsing last year’s record aggregate.

“Today was a great way to finish off what has been an incredibly successful carnival,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said.

The Magic Millions sales focus next switches west for the Perth Yearling Sale (February 18-19) followed quickly by the Tasmanian Yearling Sale (February 25), the Adelaide Yearling Sale (March 12-13) before returning to the Gold Coast for the March Yearling Sale (March 18-19).

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5 comments on “Southern Hemisphere Yearling Sale Record Set

  1. Rod Mattheyse says:

    What an odd gross number of $182,415,888 I thought horse auctions were round numbers

  2. Stephen Davis says:

    We had an after Sale that included a number of 8’s for ‘good luck’! Thats why it’s the total it is. Steve Davis

  3. Michelle Page says:

    One Chinese buyer bought a passed in lot post sale for $48,888 – they are a very superstitious people!!

  4. Oscar Foulkes says:

    But not sufficiently so to increase the price to $88,888?

  5. Roderick Mattheyse says:

    will follow the son of Real Impact to see how lucky it turned out!!

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