Exceed Colt Excels In Magic Millions Gold Coast On Day 1
Tom Magnier from the powerful Coolmore operation outlasted his rivals to secure a much-desired colt by leading sire Exceed and Excel
on Day One of the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. The colt was knocked down for A$1.1 million.
Consigned by Milburn Creek, as agent for Victorian farm Hilldene, the colt is the first foal of an unraced Frankel mare who is from the group winner Colour.
“He’s just a very, very nice horse,” Magnier said. “He has a lot of quality, he’s a great mover and he’s got a pedigree.”
“He’s a great physical and all of the right people on the sales complex liked him
Earlier the I Am Invincible
colt from the Light Fingers Stakes winner Adrift sold to Waller Racing and Mulcaster Bloodstock for A$1.05 million.
Offered by Segenhoe Stud, as agent for Fairway Thoroughbreds, the colt is the first living foal of his dam, a Zabeel three-quarter sister to Cox Plate winner Maldivian.
Chris Waller and Guy Mulcaster teamed up the 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale to buy a yearling with the Fairway Thoroughbreds brand. That was a filly who turned out to be Winx.
Around half an hour later Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott went to A$1 million to secure Rosemont Stud’s I Am Invincible colt from former stable star Amanpour.
“Physically he’s just such an athletic horse,” Bott said. “He’s from a family we know well and have had a lot of success with. He’s by one of the top sires and from a farm that produces top horses. He ticked all the boxes.”
Across the opening day, over A$48.5 million was traded on 203 lots sold at an average price of A$239,236. The clearance rate currently sits at 83 per cent.
(2019 Day One in Brackets)
Lots Catalogued: 262 (265)
Lots Sold: 203 (200)
Lots Passed In: 42 (39)
Lots Withdrawn: 17 (26)
Sale Gross: A$48,565,000 (A$50,715,000)
Top Price: A$1,100,000 (A$1,600,000)
Average Price: A$239,236 (A$253,575)
Median Price: A$180,000 (A$170,000)
Sold %: 83 (84)