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MM QTIS Day-1: $170,000 Charge Forward Colt
On Day-1 of the 2-day Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale, Ron Gilbert's Highgrove Stud had the distinction of selling the top lot, a colt by Arrowfield Stud's Charge Forward. Knocked down for $170,000 – a QTIS Sale record – to Gympie-based Valinor Grazing, the colt will remain in Queenslan, to be trained by either Ben Mason or Stewart McKinnon; he is a half-brother to this season's stakes-placed 2YO winner Excitable Boy and his grand-dam is a half-sister to Gr1 performed Scintillation and Shania Dane, both out of high profile producer Subterfuge. Glenlogan Park, who sold the next two top lots had a brilliant day with their sire Real Saga's progeny providing 5 of the top 10 lots by price. The $3,130,500 gross resulted in a $24,081 average and $18,000 median. The clearance rate was 62 percent.