Yarraman Park has always been home to the Shadwell Australia breeding operation and had the job of preparing and presenting their stellar selection of mares at the Magic Millions National Sale this week with 37 mares selling for $25.135 million an average of $679,324.
There were 11 million-dollar mares sold by Shadwell with the top seller being Group I South Australian Derby winner Qafila, who was purchased by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for a partnership with Coolmore and GSA Bloodstock for $2 million.
The daughter of Not a Single Doubt was offered with a positive test to Dundeel.
“You’ve got to pay for these nice mares. It’s been strong all day, hasn’t it? Everyone seems to be partnering up, so it seems good to be partnering up. We’ve partnered with Coolmore, so we are just having to find partners,” Hawthorne said.
“She was a hell of a racemare. We followed her as a racemare, she is a good type and that’s the market, really, and I can’t really see it stopping.”
The other seven figure mares in the Shadwell Dispersal are listed below with their buyers:
Minhaaj (Exceed and Excel) – $1.8million Rosemont Stud
Telaawa (Lonhro) – $1.7million Go Bloodstock / Coolmore
Ektifaa (More Than Ready (USA) – $1.7million Kia Ora Stud
Rimraam (Commands) – $1.5million Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)/Longwood Thoroughbred Farm/Peter Morgan
Bulbula (Shamardal (USA) – $1.35 million Rosemont Stud
Khulaasa (Epaulette) – $1.35 million Rosemont Stud
Zamzam (Redoute’s Choice) – $1.25million Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock
Taraayef (Lonhro) – $1.2 million James Harron Bloodstock
Futooh (Sebring) – $1.2 million Suman Hedge Bloodstock
Hindaam (Savabeel) – $1million Suman Hedge Bloodstock