Bandipur on Top as Successful National Sale Concludes
Media Release - Friday June 7
Saturday's Caulfield winner Bandipur topped the final day's selling at the 2019 Magic Millions National Sale this afternoon when he proved the star of the National Racehorse Sale.



Mike Crooks bid $260,000 to secure the stakes winning son of Commands and he will continue his racing career in Queensland for the Mishani Enterprises operation.

Almost $1 million was traded on 29 lots sold at the National Racehorse Sale boasting an average price of over $32,500.

After 10 days of selling across almost three weeks, the National Sale series grossed a record $147,959,000 for 1640 lots sold. The average price across all horses was also a record, $90,191.

In six years the National Sale gross has grown over $90 million - from $57.2 million in 2013 to $147.9 million in 2019.

"To sell in excess of $350 million in our newly refurbished auditorium this selling season is an unbelievable achievement and is testament to the support of our vendors and buyers," Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said.

"The National Breeding Stock Sale has once again proven itself as the number one sale of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere."

"It's been a massive three weeks and congratulations to everyone from the vendors and their staff, to the buyers."

"To the Magic Millions team - they've worked hard on this sale for months - a lot of long hours, a lot of long days and so much effort put in over the last three weeks which is fantastic."

"There's a lot of cogs in the wheel from the catering staff to the drivers to the logistics and float companies - it's an awesome effort from everyone and I'm very proud of what we've achieved," Bowditch added.

The Magic Millions focus switches to Eagle Farm tomorrow through sponsorship of the Group One JJ Atkins for two-year-olds.

The Gold Coast Sales Complex will next host the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale with breeze ups around Australia in September before the sale on October 15 and 16.

To view the sale results of the National Yearling Sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here. To see the results from the National Racehorse Sale click here.


More Reading...
Belardo Yearlings Impress at Tattersalls
Tattersall’s world-renowned October Yearling Sale got underway last week and Haunui Farm have been delighted to see the results for Belardo’s first Northern Hemisphere yearlings.
Swettenham Stud Stallion Parade in Pictures
Adam Sangster and his team at Swettenham Stud presented a top class selection of stallions for Victorian breeders last weekend at their annual open day including exciting new addition Sioux Nation (USA), the very first son of Coolmore’s influential sire Scat Daddy to shuttle to Victoria.
Value Colts Make Their Mark
At the time of the 2018 yearling sales the post-sale media was all about the expensive horses and in particular those big banger colts that purchasers always claim will be winning the Slipper and delivering untold riches at stud, but as this crop of colts turn three it has become apparent that the horses to watch out for this spring flew pretty much under the radar at those sales.
Unrivalled Ready to Run Sale Launches 2019 Catalogue Online
The countdown is underway to Australasia’s leading two-year-old sale, with the catalogue now released for the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds.
G3 Winner Semari Tops Inglis Digital Sale
Epona Stakes winner Semari has topped another million-dollar Inglis Digital Online Sale, with David Wallace securing the New Zealand-bred daughter of Sebring for $230,000.
Thoroughbred Sport Horse Classes Extend to WA
Thoroughbred Sport Horses classes were conducted in Western Australia last weekend at the big WASJA Patron’s Cup Showjumping event with plenty of happy horses and riders enjoying the rewards of competing on a thoroughbred.