Super $950k result at Magic Millions
18 Jan 2023
The team have returned home to the farm after another successful Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, kicking off our 2023 sales season in great style.
We offered a diverse draft of yearlings, with a heavy focus on first seasons sires this year. Topping the Willow Park draft was our only lot by a proven sire - a filly by Arrowfield's superstar sire Snitzel sold for $950,000.
Offered as lot 576, the outstanding filly is the second foal of regally bred Acqume (Sepoy), a stakes placed winner of three from the wonderful Hips Don't Lie family.
A daughter of Gr2 placed winner of seven, Acquired (O'Reilly), Acqume is a half sister to dual Gr2 winner-turned stallion Splintex (Snitzel) and Listed winner Invictus Salute (Exceed and Excel), the winners of seven and six races respectively. In turn, Acquired is a half sister to Gr2 winner Hips Don't Lie (Stravinsky), who has produced four stakes performers and five yearlings to sell for over $900,000.
Acqume's filly was purchased by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock, who also purchased the first foal of the mare from our 2022 Magic Millions draft, a $700,000 colt by Lope de Vega now named Siglo de Oro. Acqume foaled a colt by Snitzel in 2022 and is back in foal to the Champion Sire.
Another super result this week was the sale of lot 385, a colt from the first crop of star sprinter Blue Point (IRE), for $325,000 to Suman Hedge Bloodstock and the Rosemont Alliance. A cracking first foal, the colt is out of a winning half sister to WP born star performer, Babylon Berlin (All Too Hard, who has produced two agonisingly close seconds at Group 1 level in her two most recent starts.
With Magic Millions complete, our focus now turns to the Inglis Classic Sale in February, with a draft of 10 quality horses bound for Riverside Stables.