Eight Individual Million Dollar Horses on MM Day 3 Drives Record Breaking Trade

Media Release - Thursday January 13

A stunning colt by I Am Invincible sold for $1.9 million and topped a record breaking Day Three of the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale with eight individual lots cracking seven figures.

The day's top seller, $1.9 million I Am Invincible colt with Tom and Charlie Magnier and the Newgate team.
Coolmore Australia Principal Tom Magnier secured the day's top seller, one of three seven figure purchases that his colt syndicate will place with champion trainer Chris Waller.

The $1.9 million seller is the latest yearling from the stakes performed mare Suspicieuse and is a half brother to Aquis Farm based sire Dubious.

He was bred by clients of bloodstock agent James Harron and offered through the draft of Newgate Farm.

"He's a lovely horse," Magnier said. "The team at Newgate need no introduction, they know how to breed good horses."

"He's a lovely type and we know how good Dubious was."

"Most people had him picked as the sale topper and it looks like he could do that - we are just so delighted to get him."

"We have a great team here at the sales, going around to pick the horses and everyone landed on this horse."

"He will go to Chris Waller and hopefully we have a bit of luck."

Earlier in the day the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable flexed their muscles to secure the Pierro colt from Ravi, offered as Lot 419 from the draft of Kia Ora Stud, for $1.5 million.
$1.5million Pierro colt from Ravi.

The colt is the second foal of his dam, a Group winning and an almost half million dollar earner by Redoute's Choice.

"He's a lovely physical," Maher's Bloodstock Manager Will Bourne said. "He's a Pierro out of a Redoute's mare, who could run herself."

"The Pierro-Redoute's cross has produced three Group One winners from a sample size of about 40 horses. A proven sire, the mare could run and it's a proven cross - it was a real no-brainer for us."

"We loved the colt. He's that athletic, I wouldn't put if past him to do it at two, but he'll be doing his best work at three," Bourne added.

The day's top priced filly as Lot 590 - the first living foal of group winner Sweet Sherry by Snitzel - was another of the big sellers on the day.
The day's top selling filly by Snitzel from Sweet Sherry.

Offered by Silverdale Farm, the Sweet Sherry filly was knocked down to Badgers Bloodstock and Victoria's Glentree Thoroughbreds for $1.35 million.

Colts by Zoustar (ex Summer Sham for $1.25 million), Snitzel (ex Red Lodge and ex Street Secret for $1.1 million), Not a Single Doubt (ex Rhodamine for $1.1 million) and I Am Invincible (ex Silently for $1 million) were also among the day's stars in the ring.

Following today's selling the sale gross has shot to over $154 million for 516 lots sold at an average price of $298,668 and clearance rate of 94 per cent.

"It was a boomer," Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch reflected this evening. "It's one of the best days of trade we've ever had here at Magic Millions."

"With eight million dollar lots, a record average and the clearance rate has held solid like yesterday at 94 per cent." 

"From start to finish today it was strong, vibrant and it was exciting."

"The colt fund buyers are really stepping in. They've got a lot of faith in this sale - this is where you buy your next colt that's going to go out and win the Golden Slipper or win a Group One."

"I'm just delighted in where the market is at and buyers are coming from everywhere at all numbers," Bowditch added.

To view the sale results or to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

Day Four of the 2022 Gold Coast Yearling Sale will commence at 10am (Qld time) tomorrow.

(2021 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 620 (640)
Lots Sold: 516 (522)
Lots Passed In: 34 (71)
Lots Withdrawn: 67 (47)
Sale Gross: $154,112,500 ($134,400,000)
Top Price: $1,900,000 ($1,900,000)
Average Price: $298,668 ($257,471)
Median Price: $230,000 ($180,000)
Sold %: 94 (88)


$1,900,000 - I Am Invincible-Suspicieuse colt (Lot 585)
Vendor: Newgate Farm (As Agent) / Buyer: Tom Magnier (NSW)

$1,500,000 - Pierro-Ravi colt (Lot 419)
Kia Ora Stud / Ciaron Maher B'stock (Vic)

$1,350,000 - Snitzel-Sweet Sherry filly (Lot 590)
Silverdale Farm / Badgers B'stock/Glentree T'breds (Vic)

$1,250,000 - Zoustar-Summer Sham colt (Lot 574)
Widden Stud (As Agent) / Rosemont-Victorian Alliance/Suman Hedge B'stock/David Redvers B'stock (Vic)

$1,100,000 - Snitzel-Red Lodge colt (Lot 428)
Emirates Park / Tom Magnier (NSW)

$1,100,000 - Not a Single Doubt-Rhodamine colt (Lot 436)
Lauriston T'bred Farm (As Agent) / Tom Magnier (NSW)

$1,100,000 - Snitzel-Street Secret colt (Lot 567)
Segenhoe Stud (As Agent) / Annabel Neasham/Brian McGuire (NSW)

$1,000,000 - I Am Invincible-Silently colt (Lot 523)
Yarraman Park Stud (As Agent) / Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/Go Bloodstock (NSW)

(ranked by total spend)

$9,790,000 - Ciaron Maher B'stock - 25 lots
$8,495,000 - Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/Kestrel T'breds - 20 lots
$6,440,000 - China Horse Club/Newgate B'stock/Trilogy Racing - 13 lots
$5,440,000 - Annabel Neasham/Brian McGuire - 15 lots
$4,170,000 - TFI - 12 lots

(ranked by gross)

$11,720,000 - Newgate Farm - 27 sold
$9,265,000 - Widden Stud - 27 sold
$8,980,000 - Arrowfield Stud - 34 sold
$8,720,000 - Coolmore Stud - 24 lots
$8,175,000 - Segenhoe Stud - 17 sold

(ranked by average - 3 or more sold)

$743,750 - Silverdale Farm - 4 sold
$517,500 - Emirates Park - 8 sold
$490,000 - Lauriston T'bred Farm - 3 sold
$480,882 - Segenhoe Stud - 17 sold
$453,333 - Strawberry Hill Stud - 6 sold
(ranked by average - 3 or more sold)

$717,143 - Not a Single Doubt - 7 sold
$587,069 - I Am Invincible - 29 sold
$516,667 - Savabeel - 3 sold
$495,179 - Snitzel - 28 sold
$470,000 - Pierro - 6 sold
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