Western Australian buyers have primarily kept their powder dry in the Eastern States and New Zealand ahead of the Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale this week.
They spent over $1 million at the Gold Coast Magic Millions last month and also broke seven-figures at the NZ Karaka National Sale earlier this month. The Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney last week saw Simon Miller and Peters Investments weigh in with a combined $800,000 at Riverside Stables.
Miller secured a Hellbent filly (Lot 241) for $200,000 and a Brazen Beau colt (Lot 260) for $135,000. Both their dams are owned by Yarraman Park’s Arthur and Harry Mitchell,
The filly has a WA background through second-dam Amber’s Halo (Don’t Say Halo) who won a G3 Hyperion Stakes and left a perfect six-from-six legacy at stud. Her foals included ill-fated War Chant (USA) colt War Saint who won the G2 WA Guineas in 2019.
Yarraman’s Brazen Beau – Atomic Kitten (Northern Meteor) colt is out of a full-sister to Randwick 2yo Stakes winner Fighting Sun who died after covering a half-dozen books at Sun Stud in Victoria.
Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy admitted to going well beyond his expectations at Riverside Stables with a bid of $460,000 for the Ocean Park – Sacred Rhythm colt (Lot 30) on behalf and Bob and Sandra Peters.
Ocean Park’s $460,000 colt at the Classic Sale / Picture: Inglis
The Ocean Parks had been on their radar at Karaka and they’re hoping the latest buy from Lime Country Thoroughbreds also proves worthwhile.
“The breed takes a little bit of time so you have to be a little patient. We blew the budget completely but Mr Peters loves Ocean Park. We looked at plenty in New Zealand as well but this was one of the nicest I’ve seen this year.”
Peters Investments has Arcadia Dream (Domesday), Arcadia Princess (Domesday), Galaxy Star (Redoute’s Choice), Hollywood Queen (Redoute’s Choice), Perfect Jewel (Redoute’s Choice) and Royal Star (Redoute’s Choice) in foal to Ocean Park who stood for a fee of NZ$30,000 at Waikato Stud this season.