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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

Deep Field colt ready for Gold Nugget challenge in bid for Magic Millions berth

Speedster Verbal Assault (Deep Field) has the class to take a quantum leap towards a Magic Millions berth by winning the $125,000 Gold Nugget (1100m) at the Gold Coast today. That is the firm belief of country NSW trainer Matt Dunn, who has meticulously mapped out Verbal Assault’s campaign to culminate with the $2 million... Read More

Aim and Gotta Kiss make strong Millions claims

Two highly contrasting contenders yesterday staked their claim, within minutes of each other, for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) on January 11, while another firmed dramatically for the coveted juvenile prize at the Gold Coast, despite not competing. Co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden, whose resume includes no fewer than six winners... Read More

Vinery says farewell to More Than Ready, a stallion who built the Hunter Valley stud

Champion sire heads back to US after 19 consecutive shuttle seasons to Australia Remarkable stallion More Than Ready (Southern Halo) left the Hunter Valley at 4am yesterday for the 19th and final time bound for WinStar Farm in Kentucky on a charter flight, leaving a long-lasting legacy on the Australasian thoroughbred. The Vinery Stud mainstay... Read More