Sales season concludes on a high
31 May 2022
The Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale concluded the sales season for Willow Park last week and we certainly finished on a high!
This year we offered a smaller, but high quality draft of 23, of which 20 mares sold for an average of $238,500. Topping the draft was the stunning Key, a stakes placed daughter of Exceed and Excel in foal to global sensation Frankel, selling for $1,100,000 to Andrew Williams Bloodstock and Bevan Smith Bloodstock on behalf of Strawberry Hill Stud. Fittingly, Key is a granddaughter of Princess Coup, the highest priced horse ever sold by Willow Park, for $3,000,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale.
Mares in foal to Coolmore's brilliant new recruit, Wootton Bassett, have been highly sought after in 2022 and the Matt Dale trained Sausedge was no exception. The six time winner by Shamus Award was our busiest horse all week, eventually being knocked down to Ciaron Maher Bloodstock for $520,000.
We were pleased to see a large range of buyers inspecting the draft and purchasing our mares, particularly those who have purchased from us in the past with great results. Botty's Bloodstock saw an instant reward on the $165,000 purchase of Lygia, in foal to Star Turn, when her half sister Splendiferous won the Group 3 Premier's Cup at Eagle Farm two days later, these are the results we strive for!
As always, we look forward to seeing the progeny of these mares in the future. The results of previous broodmare sale graduates are really shining through in the sale ring and on the racetrack at present!