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Magic Millions Weanlings Day-2: $180k Starcraft Colt
In the auction ring, New Zealander Kylie Fawcett's Oxford Thoroughbreds paid the Day-2 top price of $180,000 for a colt by 5-time Gr1-winning Arrowfield Stud stallion Starcraft (the 2nd foal out of 8YO Grand Lodge mare Bird Sanctuary) during the middle session of the 3-day Weanling section at the Magic Millions National Sale on the Queensland Gold Coast. The colt was consigned by Kulani Park as agent & his dam Bird Sanctuary is a half-sister to both 4-time Gr1-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed former Durham Lodge stallion Universal Prince & Gr1-winner Universal Queen. Matamata-based Fawcett is a big fan of exciting young sire Starcraft & commented: "I purchased him for good clients Jim Marks & Kevin Algie. He will head back to NZ & be raced by them." Matamata veterinarian Marks added: "He's got beautiful conformation & a very good temperament. We look forward to getting him over home & let him grow out. He looks a really nice prospect - a real Derby prospect."