It might be Magic Millions by name, but in a hectic 10 minutes on the Gold Coast on Thursday, it was inherently Magic Millions as the board filled with million dollar buys.
Four year olds left the ring and the gavel dropped to $1.4 million. $1.1 million, $1.2 million and $1 million, something that has never happened before in a yearling sale anywhere in the world.
“The impossible happens in Magic Millions,” said Magic Millions owner Katie Page. “Just when you think sales can’t get any bigger, it gets bigger with the Harveys.”
Sales catalogs around the world are compiled in alphabetical order of mares, so this event was fortuitous. But Sunlight, whose sister sold for $2.6 million on Wednesday, was followed by Super Cash, Super Oasis, Super Too and Sweet Bouquet.
The Magic Millions sale was solid through Thursday, but when a $5 million ticket—bought by James Harron—came in 23 minutes, the average was up more than $18,000.
It was the most notable half hour of yearling sales in Australian history.
“It’s so hard and strong. I don’t remember seeing anything like it anywhere in the world,” said Coolmore Australia boss Tom Magnier.
Magnier later signed for a Magic Millions record $2.7 million for an I Am Invincible colt out of the brilliant race mare Anahed, the day’s eighth million dollar lot and 13th of the auction.
Coolmore-bred Justify colt Lot 445 out of Sunlight had started history earlier when it went to Gai Waterhouse for $1.4 million.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/racing/the-magic-10-minutes-where-the-millions-lived-up-to-its-name-20230112-p5cc7k.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport The Magical 10 Minutes That Millions Lived Up To Its Name