It’s been another bumper day at the 2021 Magic Millions Yearling Sales, with four horses going under the hammer for a staggering $1 million or more.
A colt by young English sire Kingman topped Day Two of the Sale on Wednesday, when selling for an eye-watering $1.8 million.
Coolmore’s Tom Magnier was the winning bidder, coming out on top after a sale ring battle with leading bloodstock agent James Harron.
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The horse was bred by John Camilleri of Fairway Thoroughbreds, the man responsible for breeding world champion racehorse Winx and Golden Slipper winner Vancouver.
“John Camilleri can certainly breed a horse – when you see the Fairway brand you have to take them seriously,” Magnier said.
“He’s a lovely individual and we know how well Kingman is going at the moment – all the boxes were ticked for us.”
The Kingman-Florentina colt was one of four yearlings to sell for seven figures during an action packed second day at the Gold Coast Turf Club.
With two days of the sale now complete, the total amount spent has surged to over $85 million with an average price of $258,773 for 330 lots sold.
“It was another fantastic day’s trade,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said.
“It followed on from yesterday, so there’s a lot of confidence in the market.
“The vendors are meeting the market and the buyers are feeding off each other – to have the figures we have is great and for the clearance rate to be around 88 per cent at this stage of the sale is extraordinary.”
“There’s a lot of nice horses to still go through the ring and we are hoping the market holds strong over the next five days,” Bowditch added.
Day Three of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale will get underway at 10am this morning.