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MM Adelaide Day-2: $220K For Master Of Design Colt
A colt by Swettenham Stud's Master of Design (Redoute's Choice) was the highest price offering on day two of the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale yesterday and in doing so shared top honours as the highest selling lot of Book One of the auction. Leading local trainer Lloyd Kennewell went to $220,000 to secure the Mill Park offered youngster who is a half brother to his smart sprinter El Magico. Catalogued as Lot 233, the bay or brown colt is out of the Secret Savings mare Swiss Vault. "I've trained the majority of the family," Kennewell said. "El Magico was one of the best sprinters I've trained and I've got the sister who's on the way up and looks very promising - she won her first start by five lengths." Kennewell rounded out the Book One auction with six purchases at $412,000 while stable client Luke Koumi, the owner of Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Deiheros purchased two for $38,000. Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate winning trainer Mark Kavanagh also spent $412,000 on six purchases headlined by a I Am Invincible-Lassie Mactavish colt from Mill Park who was sold for $185,000. "He's by a great sire and he comes from a great winning family," Kavanagh said. "He looks like he's going to be an early goer so he could be a good Magic Millions type." With today's trade Book One of the sale rounded out with a gross of $6,680,500 with 205 lots sold at an average price of $32,588 - both the sale gross and average price are up marginally on last year's corresponding sale. The clearance rate increased today to finish at a healthy 80 per cent. "To get another horse over $200,000 is just fantastic news," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. "Those two prices (of $220,000) are the highest two prices we've sold in about a decade. It proves that here in Adelaide you can get very, very good money for quality horses." Book Two of the sale will complete the 2015 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from 10am (SA time) today.