Perth vendors emerged from the doldrums to deliver a positive outcome at the Perth Magic Millions yearling sale on Monday and Tuesday.
After a disappointing sale twelve months ago, the local industry got right behind this year’s auction and welcomed turnover of $10.42 million which was up $1.20 million with 50 less lots catalogued.
The average price of $41,059 was a 9.10% increase and the clearance rate jumped 12 points to 80%.
“Full credit to the industry in Western Australia as a whole – they recognised they were in a bit of trouble and got in and supported the Sale,” Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox said. “RWWA really pushed it along and so did our own (Perth-based team) David Houston and Cassie Norris.”
Local buyers dominated the leader-board with agent John Chalmers topping the list with 7 lots for an overall spend of $762,500. He was followed by Trevor Andrews (7 – $610,000), Neville Parnham Racing (10 – $597,000) and Dan Morton (8 – $516,000).
Top-price among the 254 lots that changed hands was the Street Cry – Verse colt (pictured) purchased by trainer Gary Moore from Yarradale Stud. He’s a half-brother to Lamasery who won 11 races up to the G2 Hill Stakes at Rosehill and it’s also the family of Woodlands Stud’s Group 1 sprinter Yell.
The leading sire by average (three or more sold) was Commands on $108,000. The leading vendor (turnover) was Mungrup Stud ($1,229,000 for 36 sold) and leading vendor (average) was Amelia Park ($93,167 for 6 sold).
TOP 20 SALE LEADER-BOARD
$300,000 – Street Cry-Verse colt (Lot 193)
Vendor: Yarradale Stud / Buyer: Gary Moore Racing/Chong Bin Wu (NSW)
$210,000 – Commands-Flight Path filly (Lot 312)
Dawson Stud / Neville Parnham Racing (WA)
$170,000 – Oratorio-Agribiz colt (Lot 214)
Western Breeders Alliance / John Chalmers Bloodstock (WA)
$150,000 – Snitzel-For Your Eyes Only colt (Lot 315)
Gold Front Thoroughbreds / AG Williams Bloodstock/Robbie Laing (Vic)
$140,000 – Written Tycoon-Dual Rock colt (Lot 296)
Gervase Park Stud / Gangemi Racing (WA)
$140,000 – Choisir-Golden Act colt (Lot 324)
Touchstone Farm / Trevor Andrews (WA)
$135,000 – Your Song-Jestceny colt (Lot 3)
Vendor: Western Breeders Alliance / Buyer: Trevor Andrews (WA)
$135,000 – Snitzel-Royale Harvest colt (Lot 117)
Amelia Park Racing & Breeding / Constance Cheng (Singapore)
$135,000 – Not a Single Doubt-Amelia’s Secret filly (Lot 217)
Amelia Park Racing & Breeding / Todd Harvey (WA)
$135,000 – So Secret-Tribulot colt (Lot 178)
Rangeview Stud / Commercial Bloodstock Services (WA)
$130,000 – High Chaparral-Dalkeith filly (Lot 278)
Western Breeders Alliance / Beamish B’stock Intl/Spicer T’breds (Vic)
$120,000 – Choisir-Windstruck filly (Lot 199)
Dawson Stud / Boomer Bloodstock/Lindsey Smith (WA)
$120,000 – Written Tycoon-Illustre colt (Lot 343)
Gervase Park Stud / Belmont Bloodstock Agency (Vic)
$120,000 – Sebring-Madame Shinko colt (Lot 38)
Amelia Park Racing & Breeding / Morton Racing (WA)
$110,000 – Universal Ruler-Marascobel colt (Lot 41)
Oakland Park Stud / Grant Williams (WA)
$105,000 – Blackfriars-Crossed Wires colt (Lot 276)
Scenic Lodge / John Chalmers Bloodstock (WA)
$100,000 – Oratorio-Atavism filly (Lot 228)
Mungrup Stud / Trevor Andrews (WA)
$100,000 – Alfred Nobel-Aces for Amber colt (Lot 212)
Dawson Stud / Astute Bloodstock (NSW)
$100,000 – Star Witness-Danecay colt (Lot 281)
Western Breeders Alliance / Trevor Andrews (WA)
$100,000 – Written Tycoon-Sophia Town filly (Lot 148)
Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd / Morton Racing (WA)