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Magic Millions QTIS Yearlings Day-1: $120k Jet Spur Colt
In the auction ring, agent Grant Morgan (acting for a syndicate of owners) paid top price of $120,000 for a colt by Glenlogan Park's Gr2-winning 2nd-crop stallion Jet Spur (the 2nd foal out of 8-times-winning 10-year-old Luskin Star mare out of Hialeah Star) during yesterday's opening session at the 2-day Magic Millions QTIS 600 Yearling Sale at the Bundall Sales Complex on the Queensland Gold Coast. The colt (consigned by Kiernan Pastoral) will be trained by Trevor Bailey & Morgan commented: "Jet Spur is one of Australia's most promising sires; we bought the top-priced Jet Spur yearling here in January & to be honest, we thought we would have had to pay a lot more for this colt. He's a lovely athletic, precocious colt; there's some great value at this sale. The owners of Flying Minstrel (also by Jet Spur) will be taking shares & I will keep a share myself. The half-brother to this horse Florida Fellow ran a very impressive 2nd to Show A Prince at Doomben yesterday, the dam Hialeah Star was a good race mare & this colt is bred on the tried-and-true Danehill & Star Kingdom cross." Morgan added: "The QTIS scheme is essential to the development of racing in Queensland. It creates initiatives for new owners, which are very good in comparison to other States; the 2YO prize-money is amazing."