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MM Adelaide Sale Day-3: $87K For Strategic Maneuver Filly
A filly by Strategic Maneuver (Royal Academy) was the clear top seller during a successful Book 2 auction at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville yesterday. Consigned by Bullarook Park Stud, the chestnut filly (Lot 353) was the subject of an interstate battle between a Victorian based client of Magic Millions and local horseman Phillip Stokes with the Victorian winning out with a bid of $87,500. The filly is the second live foal of the two-year-old winning Canny Lad mare Millisecond, who is out of a Danehill half sister to Jetball and Marwina and the dam of Into the Night. During the day over $1.35 million changed hands on 102 lots sold at an average price of $13,289. The sale gross and average price soared 34 per cent and 17 per cent respectively on last year's figures. "It was a good, solid day's selling with some exceptional prices for some choice lots thanks to a strong and diverse buying bench," Magic Millions Adelaide Consultant Adrian Hancock reported. "It was pleasing for the complete sale to return the highest gross since 2007 and we look forward to this continuing to grow into the future. The combined sales have returned a clearance rate of over 80 per cent." He added, "Vendors who supported the sale with quality lots were handsomely rewarded with well above expected results. We will work hard in getting more of these lots next year as we have proven we can attract the buyers and the good prices that come with them." The sale focus now switches to Queensland for next week's Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.