Magic Millions has released the online catalogue for its 2023 Perth Yearling Sale to be held in the Swan Valley across two days – Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February.

There are 79 local and interstate stallions represented in Book 1 (Lots 1-177) and Book 2 (178-327).  Current WA table-topper Playing God leads the stallion drafts with 25 yearlings followed by first-crop sire Long Leaf (23), Universal Ruler (20), I’m All the Talk (19), War Chant (17) and Gingerbread Man (16).

View the 2023 Perth Magic Millions catalogue here

Magic Millions has weathered many challenges during the last two years at its Swan Valley sales complex dealing with border restrictions, lockdowns, bushfires, sale-date delays, travel changes and quarantining.

Nevertheless, local owners and trainers banked their support with record-breaking returns at the 2022 Sale.  Despite the setbacks, Book 1 turnover reached $12.76 million and the average soared 32% to $91,175.

Recent graduates like Sheeza Belter (pictured) and Portland Sky have come out of the Perth Sale to win Group 1 races in the Eastern States.  Other Group 1 winners on that roll-call include Black Heart Bart, Boom Time, Silent Sedition, Scenic Blast, Moment of Change and Scenic Shot.

Magic Millions WA manager David Houston said the response from vendors for the 2023 Sale has been very good.  “It’s been quite a task to pull the book together to make sure we’ve got everything right,” he told ANZ Bloodstock News on Thursday.  “We’ve got stallions who are going well in WA and they’re well-represented, so I am very hopeful they will generate good results.”

The Westspeed Platinum Scheme is also proving more than just a rewarding bonus on top of buoyant prizemoney levels in the west.

“The owners who are winning all the Westspeed money that’s been flowing down can’t believe it,” Houston said while drumming up business in the east this week.  “Its keeping them liquid, interested and reinvesting.  And the number of new people getting involved is tremendous.

“I’m in the Hunter Valley and a lot of agents and trainers are talking about Perth.  They like getting over.  It’s a good, relaxed atmosphere, an easy complex to get around and look at the horses.

“The Pinnacles prize-money drew interstate horses to clash with Western Australia’s best at Ascot.  The crowds have been great and the racing very good.

“Everyone’s thrilled with the success of The Pinnacles.  People in general are saying how well it’s actually gone.  It’s also added impetus to the state’s bloodstock marketplace and we will be looking forward to at least maintaining our results in 2023.”