The cream of the Western Australian thoroughbred crop will go under the hammer and provide a real opportunity for buyers at the 2016 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.
The auction, to be held at the Belmont Park Sales Complex on February 15 and 16, comprises 349 quality lots and is now online. The sale will be held following the running of the $250,000 Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (RL) and $150,000 Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (RL) at Pinjarra Park on Sunday, February 7.
Buyers from around Australia and abroad will be impressed by the lift in quality at the 2016 sale and will be hoping to unearth the next Perth Yearling Sale Group 1 winners like Magnifisio, Luckygray or Moment of Change. Other recent graduates include carnival stars Man Booker, Let it Slip, Lucky Street and Spangled Impact plus the untapped and unbeaten speedster Hot Goods.
“Western Australia has produced many world class performers and with the support of breeders strengthening their bloodstock interests we have assembled an exciting catalogue of potential racetrack stars,” Magic Millions’ Perth Manager David Houston reported.
“Last year’s sale was tough, but we are pleased with the step up in quality in 2016. We have 83 stallions represented including proven sires that have produced the winners of such races as the Melbourne Cup, Golden Slipper, Magic Millions 2YO Classic, Manikato, William Reid and Coolmore Stud Stakes and all of WA’s feature events.”
In a great pointer for local buyers over 66% of yearlings catalogued are eligible for the new rich Westspeed Platinum bonuses and 97% are eligible for either Platinum or the standard Westspeed schemes.
Among the pedigree highlights of the sale include (at least) half relations to group winners including Bel Sprinter, Choice Bro, Delicacy, Playing God, Conservatorium, Dances on Waves, Famous Roman, God Has Spoken, Good Serpent, King Saul, Lords Ransom, Rohan and recent WA Guineas winner Man Booker.
Stakes winning mares including Belle Bizarre, Card Queen, Madame Shinko, Moodometer, Native Song, Paradise Park, Playcidium Mint, All Friared Up, Bella Valentia, Flying Affair, For Your Eyes Only, Ma Chienne, Rosie Rocket and Scuffs have yearlings catalogued.
Plenty of interest will surround the first Australian crops of freshman sires including locally based stallions Frost Giant and Gingerbread Man who respectively have nine and 15 yearlings catalogued. Other first season sires represented in the sale include Excelebration, Mulaazem, Ouqba and Your Song.