The Magic Millions Yearling Sale produced it’s first seven figure filly on Thursday, but it was not without it’s drama as the full sister to Loving Gaby initially left the ring unsold.
Consigned by Kia Ora Stud, the I Am Invincible filly from Maastricht was widely tipped as a sale ring star, but when bidding stalled it appeared as if she would remain with her breeders, but some quick negotiation behind the scenes resulted in her sale to Ciaron Maher Bloodstock at $1.2million.
She takes over as the most expensive filly sold at this sale so far and continues the domination of her sire I Am Invincible, who has produced the top five fillies at this sale and six of the top 10.
Maher and Eustace trained Loving Gaby to win multiple Group I races earning in excess of $2.2million to the be the Champion 3YO Filly of 2019/2020.
“She’s one of the fillies of the sale obviously and hopefully she can be as good as her sister,” Maher told Racing.com.
“Gaby was very big and raw, this horse has probably got a little bit more quality even, a little bit more strength, but same sort of physical; quite tall and plenty of strength to go with it.
“Gaby came to hand pretty early for a big filly and this horse seems well structured and if they’ve got plenty of ability they normally get there (racing) earlier than what you think.”
I Am Invincible had more outstanding results in the third session highlighted by a colt from Group III placed Petition that made $950,000 for Coolmore Stud when bought by Victorian Alliance/Suman Hedge B’Stock (FBAA)/David Redvers Bloodstock, VIC.