The catalogue for the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale, scheduled for May 29-June 1, was released Tuesday morning. A total of 17 Group 1 winners or producers are slated to sell, including G1 Australasian Oaks winner Abbey Marie (Aus) (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}) and Miss Cover Girl (Aus) (Monashee Mountain), successful in the G1 Tattersalls Tiara. The latter is in foal to Capitalist (Aus) (Written Tycoon {Aus}). In 2015, the dam of G1 Golden Slipper winner Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) brought A$ 1.5 million. All of the leading stallions will be represented by in foal mares, among them champion sire Snitzel (Aus), I Am Invincible (Aus), Written Tycoon (Aus), More Than Ready and Pierro (Aus).

In 2017, 716 lots sold for an 84% clearance rate and a gross of A$ 105,982,000. The top price was for lot 1240, Gregers (Aus) (Commands {Aus}), who went for A$ 1,750,000 to Riyue Trading from the draft of Burke Bloodstock carrying a foal by Written Tycoon (Aus). The average was A$ 148,020 and the median was A$ 80,000.

“We are overwhelmed with the support that the vendors of Australasia have given the sale again this year,” said Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch. “There will be so many opportunities for buyers across all levels of the market. This sale has produced so many elite results for both vendors and buyers–the dams of current day stars Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}), Trapeze Artist (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}), Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}), Levendi (Aus) (Pierro {Aus}), Shoals (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and Hiyaam (NZ) (High Chaparral {Ire}) were all purchased here providing buyers with immediate returns on investment. The Gold Coast will again be the place to be in late May and June and we look forward to welcoming buyers from across Australia and the globe for a truly outstanding offering of bloodstock.”

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