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MM March Sale Day-2: $160K for Sizzling Colt

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

It took until the third last lot of the sale, but a new sale topper was achieved at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale when a son of Sizzling sold to Gary Moore for $160,000. Consigned by Gleeson Thoroughbred Connections as Lot 398, the striking chestnut is the fourth foal of a lightly raced Red Ransom three-quarter sister to Group winner and $932,000 earner Crimson Reign. “He was the colt of the sale,” a delighted Gary Moore said. “I really like Sizzling – he was a great Magic Millions graduate and I’m hoping this colt will run as well as he looks.” Moore added: “The colt looks a natural early two-year-old and he will be set for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January.” The second top seller was lot 301, the Monashee Mountain x Tolart (Show a Heart) colt who is a full brother to Gr1 winner Miss Cover Girl. Consigned by Kenmore Lodge, the colt sold to Dave Mee’s Pinhook Bloodstock in conjunction with leading trainer Tony Sears for $130,000. Over the two days of selling some 298 lots changed hands at a gross of $8,587,000, average of $28,815 and impressive clearance rate of over 81 per cent. All figures were up slightly on last year’s corresponding auction. “Uncannily this sale is a mirror image of the 2016 version,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “For three years running the gross of the sale has been sitting over $8 million…The breeders have had the benefit of the 30 per cent increase for three years now and it would be assumed that their windfall will lead to increased investment of bloodstock across the board.”

sizzling colt

Sizzling x Crimson belle colt (image: Magic Millions)
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