There was a strong South Australian showing on Day 1 of the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast with plenty of South Australian Stakes winners going under the hammer.
2016 Group 1 Schweppes Oaks Winner Abbey Marie sold for a whopping $1.4 million and will head off to New Zealand to start her new career, while 2016 Group 3 Auraria Winner and runner up in the 2016 Oaks, Silent Sedition also went for a seven figure sum as she was sold to Arrowfield Stud $1.5 million
Fresh from her victory in the Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes this month, Chris Waller’s mare French Emotion was sold for $850k.
Other 2018 Stakes winners that were sold included John Hyam’s Listed Adelaide Guineas winner Vienna Miss who sold for $210k while the Listed Manihi Stakes winner Concealer sold for $410k
Other horses that sold who have won or contested South Australian Stakes races were Tony McEvoy’s Time Awaits who won the 2017 Listed Cinderella Stakes and Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes and sold for $300k. 2016 Dequetteville Stakes winner Modern Wonder sold for $400k and the runner-up in that race Motown Lil sold for $150k. Ocean Embers who ran second in the 2016 Listed Lightning Stakes behind Viddora sold for $525k while 2017 Dequetteville Stakes runner-up Luqyaa sold for $310k.
Locally, Paul Beshara sold his maiden three-year-old filly Lanzini for $130k while her stablemate Peretti sold for $5k. Phillip Stokes’ Scarlett Fox sold for $7,500 while his other horse Sparrows was sold for $20k to local trainer Will Clarken. Clarken also purchased the ex-Chris Waller galloper Diapason for $75k while third placegetter in the 2017 City of Marion Stakes, Sudden Wealth left his stable for $150k.
The 2016 Caulfield Cup winner Jameka topped the sales, fetching a massive $2.6 million!