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Star Savabeel colt reigns supreme on day two at Karaka

A colt by the country’s premier stallion from one of Australia’s best current female families lived up to the hype to top yesterday’s second session of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale after Te Akau’s David Ellis went to NZ$875,000 for the son of Savabeel (Zabeel). The blueblood colt from the family of dual... Read More

Inglis backs bigger Easter offering to be a success in 2020

Inglis hopes to capture “money left on the table” with a bigger Australian Easter Yearling Sale catalogue presented to buyers this year while maintaining the two-day format that proved successful in 2019. The sales company last night released the catalogue for its benchmark auction, to be held at its Riverside Stables complex in Sydney on... Read More

Litt makes a big impact with flying Gold Coast visit

Ottavio Galletta, the majority owner of Group 1-winning stallion prospect Castelvecchio (Dundeel), did not reveal his intention to buy the only horse by Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale until hours before the colt went through the ring. It was left to Castelvecchio’s Sydney-based trainer Richard Litt to handle... Read More

Magic Millions market heats up with three million dollar lots on day one

The market has shown remarkable resilience with a deep buying bench demonstrating the demand for new horses with three million dollar lots and 23 lots exceeding $500,000 to usurp the year-on-year day one figure of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Yesterday’s season-opening session was highlighted by a late flurry of action, with Coolmore... Read More

Agents happy to speculate on yearlings by new sires at Magic Millions

Bloodstock agents say they have plenty of horses on their shortlists ahead of today’s first session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, but the proliferation of lots by first season sires makes predicting the market harder than normal. There are yearlings by 29 new stallions represented at the 2020 auction, up from 19... Read More

Queen crowns Golden double for Edmonds’ in Nugget and Pearl

Co-trainers Toby and Trent Edmonds yesterday dominated the two-year-old racing at the Gold Coast, winning both divisions of the “last chance” qualifier for Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m).  The father and son training combination left the track with a guaranteed 2YO Classic runner – should they take up the option –... Read More