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MM March Sale Day-1: Well Related Colts Fetch $150K
Colts by Top Echelon and Written Tycoon shared top honours on Day One of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale yesterday when selling for $150,000. Leading trainer Matthew Dunn was the first to strike with the day’s highest price when he purchased Lot 80, the Top Echelon x Idesa Bay colt. Offered by Oakwood Farm, the bay colt is a half-brother to five winners including the group performer Cerberus Gal and hails from the family of Golden Slipper winning sire Danzero. “The colt is very typical of the nice Top Echelons,” Matthew Dunn said. “He’s a strong, good looking colt.” Later in the afternoon leading Melbourne based syndicator Rob Slade went to $150,000 to secure Lot 128, the Written Tycoon x Lou colt from Raheen Stud. Offered on behalf of Murrulla Stud, the bay or brown colt is from a winning Black Minnaloushe mare and hails from the family of former champion Kiwi galloper Bonecrusher. “He’s a nice colt who will continue to furnish being a November foal,” Slade said. “I loved his walk. It’s been very hard to buy a Written Tycoon this year – I’m delighted to have one now to syndicate.” Throughout the day over $4 million was traded on 137 lots sold at an increased average price of $29,880 and clearance rate of over 74 per cent. “It’s been a typical start to our March Yearling Sale where the provincial Queensland buyers were tentative to get into the market early,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “As the day went on they got more confident and were prepared to bid up. As the momentum is building we look forward to a solid day’s trade tomorrow.” Day Two of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale will commence at 10am (Qld time) today.