First Season Sire Winners at Magic Millions Book 1

Tara Madgwick - Thursday January 20

The record breaking Magic Millions Book 1 Yearling Sale proved the perfect showcase for first season sires and so many achieved great results from the bargain priced sires right up to the elite.

Arrowfield Stud’s Champion 3YO The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice) was the front runner by aggregate and average, also posting the single highest result with his colt from Duchess of Kate sold on the last night of the sale by Kitchwin Hills to Bahen Bloodstock/Kris Lees Racing.

Top seller for The Autumn Sun.S

His fee in 2021 was $66,000 and The Autumn Sun covered 131 mares.

Coolmore’s undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify USA (Scat Daddy) enjoyed 100% clearance  and did best with his filly from dual Group I winner Global Glamour offered by Coolmore and bought by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/Kestrel Thoroughbreds.

Top seller for Justify (USA).
New owners of Justify yearlings are in the running for that priced Ferrari should one of those babies win one of the  selected Group I races as their careers unfold and the biggest names in racing have taken a ticket to try and win the car of dreams.

Michael Wallace, who was involved in the purchase of Justify as a yearling for China Horse Club, bought what he thought was the best Justify at the sale when paying $600,000 for the colt from Lake Geneva.

Renowned judge Keiran Moore has come out of semi-retirement for this sale buying a string of horses under his Tasman Bloodstock banner including a $450,000 Justify colt from Dubawi import Bethsaida (IRE), while China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Trilogy Racing found a Justify colt from Eckstein for $450,000 in their hunt for champion sires of the future.

Peter Tighe of Magic Bloodstock knows about champions having raced Winx and he snapped up a Justify filly for $400,000, the same price paid by Ciaron Maher for his filly from Now Now, who is a half-sister to Group II winner Fiesta.

$400,000 was also the price for the Justify colt from New Zealand Oaks winner Savvy Coup, who was bought by a savvy partnership of Blueblood Thoroughbreds/Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)/Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott


Annabel Neasham, Star Thoroughbreds and Dynamic Syndications are others to take home a Justify and also likable trainer Greg Hickman, who has had some remarkable luck purchasing horses at Magic Millions by Coolmore sires.


Hickman bought his $2.8 million earner Eleven Eleven (Fastnet Rock) and his $5.8 million earner Pierata (Pierro) from Magic Millions and paid $100,000 for Baramul Stud’s Justify colt from World Peace…. I think we’d all like to see Greg one day driving that Ferrari!


Justify stood for $55,000 in 2021 and covered 81 mares.

Coolmore shuttler Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact) was the highest averaging first season sire at European yearling sales last year so his success here not unexpected with his best result the $400,000 colt from Gysy Chimes (USA) offered by Coolmore and bought by Busuttin Racing/Group 1 Bloodstock.





Top seller for Saxon Warrior (Jpn).

Saxon Warrior stood for $13,750 in 2021 and covered 95 mares.

Widden Stud’s Champion 3YO Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) had the second highest aggregate with his stock proving popular and they will enter the best stables in the country.His top seller also came on the last night of the sale with the colt from Cocoa Doll making $850,000 for Mill Park when bought by Phillip Stokes Racing.

Top seller for Trapeze Artist.

Trapeze Artist stood for $66,000 in 2021 and covered 132 mares.

Another from Widden Stud, Champion 2YO Written By (Written Tycoon) did well with many buyers tipping him as a likely sire to have early running 2YO’s. His best result was $410,000 for Widden Stud’s colt The Messian Nymph bought by Bjorn Baker Racing/Clarke Bloodstock Pty Ltd (FBAA)/Cunningham Thoroughbreds.

Top seller for Written By.

Written By stood for $24,750 in 2021 and covered 151 mares, marginally his biggest book to date.

Eureka Stud’s Encryption (Lonhro) was a Group II winner for Godolphin and is from champion mare Guelph from the family of champion sprinter Bivouac, He enjoyed strong results with his best seller Eureka Stud’s colt from Madame Fly fetching $320,000 to the bid of Cliff Little.

Top seller for Encryption.

Encryption stood for $13,200 and covered 120 mares.

Yulong based Grunt (O’Reilly), a dual Group I winner in Australia by champion NZ sire O’Reilly, made his mark in style at this sale with his top seller a colt from Cinematic sold by Yulong for $300,000 and bought by Astute Bloodstock (FBAA)/Ciaron Maher Bloodstock.

Top seller for Grunt.

Grunt stood for $13,750 in 2021 and covered 76 mares.

Darley’s champion European sprinter Harry Angel (IRE) (Dark Angel) is the first son of Dark Angel to stand in Australia and did best with his colt from Caesura that was bought by Matt Laurie Racing for $400,000 from the Cannon Hayes Stud draft.

Top seller for Harry Angel (IRE).

Harry Angel stood for $16,500 in 2021 and covered 104 mares.

Arrowfield Stud’s Showtime (Snitzel) is a Group II winning brother to Group I winner Sweet Idea and did best with a filly from Line Honours offered by Arrowfield and bought by Malua Bloodstock for $230,000.

Top seller for Showtime.

Showtime stood for $11,000 in 2021 and covered 66 mares.

Aquis Farm’s Group I sprinter Brave Smash (Jpn) (Tosen Phantom) had some strong results with his top seller Rothwell Park’s colt from Bellevue Girl that made $260,000 when bought by Australian Bloodstock/Ciaron Maher Racing.

Top seller for Brave Smash (Jpn).

Brave Smash stood for $16,500 in 2021 and covered 109 mares.

Another from Aquis, Group II winning sprinter Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar) is among the first sons of Zoustar to go to stud and did best with his filly from Nashville Skyline offered by Robyn Wise and bought by Munce Racing/Arthur Hoyeau.

Top seller for Lean Mean Machine.

Lean Mean Machine stood for $13,200 in 2021 and  covered 93 mares.


More Reading...
Timely Win for Gold Standard's Sheeza Belter
A day after Widden Stud announced that Gold Standard would join the Widden roster this spring, the former Spendthrift stallion rocketed to second-leading first season sire following the barnstorming victory of Sheeza Belter in Saturday’s $1,000,000 XXXX Group II Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
$2.4million Madam Rouge Tops MM Broodmare Sale Finale
Madam Rouge proved the star of a remarkable third and final day of the 2022 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast today.
Apache Chase - First Group 1 for Desleigh Forster and Better Than Ready
The day's biggest cheer at Eagle Farm was reserved for Desleigh Forster after Apache Chase credited the hugely popular trainer with a maiden Group 1 triumph in the Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m).
Najmaty - Back with a Vengeance
 The final race on a stellar card at Eagle Farm may have thrown up the win of the day.
A Profile on Barbaric
There are two sons of I Am Invincible standing their first season in 2022, both Group winning two-year-olds, both high priced yearlings – one is Home Affairs standing at $110,000, the other Barbaric standing at $8,800 so let’s take a close look at Barbaric.
Barb Raider Digs Deep In The Roses
Courageous filly Barb Raider needed to dig deep to add Saturday’s  Group II ANZ Bloodstock News The Roses at Eagle Farm to a seasonal tally that includes the VRC A V Kewney Stakes and Group III The Vanity.
End of an Exalted Era at Narrung
The final chapter of a wonderful contribution to South Australian racing and breeding is about to close. Ken and Helen Smith will be offering a complete dispersal of their bloodstock interests via online auction website, with the catalogue going live on Thursday 26th May 3022 and the auction concluding on Tuesday 31st May 2022.
Pedigree Watch – UK, Ireland
Three new promising 3YO stakes-winners overnight, one by Sea the Stars, who has had a big week, and two more from mares sired by his half-brother Galileo.
$1.3million for Nettoyer in Foal to Capitalist
The big prices kept coming right through the day at the Gold Coast on Thursday with enigmatic dual Group I winner Nettoyer putting on quite a show in the sale ring before selling for $1.3 million.
Second Stakes Win in May for Pride Of Dubai's Splendiferous
It was a torturous final 100m for supporters of the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Splendiferous in the Group III Living Turf Premier's Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm.