The record breaking 2021 Magic Millions Yearling Sale Book 1 at the Gold Coast this week produced stunning results for our stallions I Am Invincible and Hellbent with Yarraman Park selling 28 yearlings in total for an aggregate $8,870,000.
Champion sire I Am Invincible had 43 yearlings average $549,767 with two seven figure sales, a colt from Villa Verde that made $1million on Saturday night and a filly from Maastricht that made $1.2million to be the most expensive filly of the sale, both of them consigned by Kia Ora Stud.
The full sister to Loving Gaby was bought by her trainer Ciaron Maher, while the gorgeous grey colt from Group II winning Not a Single Doubt mare Villa Verde went to Annabel Neasham and her bloodstock manager Brian McGuire.
“I loved him,” Neasham said. “I saw him twice on the farm at Kia Ora and I loved him the first time and when I went back for my second looks, I loved him even more.
“It has been a long week waiting for him to come through on the final night, so I am delighted to get him, especially being from a great farm in Kia Ora.
“It is great to get a really exciting colt and hopefully we can come back here next year with him.
“His action is great, he’s got a deep girth and he has got a great attitude.”
Shane Wright, the Bloodstock and Breeding Manager from Kia Ora Stud, was delighted with tonight’s result and the week as a whole.
“We’re delighted to get two million-dollar horses in the week, it’s amazing,” Wright said.
“This colt was top class, we loved him from the day he came in and he has just been perfect ever since. He’s really gone done well at the sales. He’s behaved himself immaculately, and the very best to Annabel and the team going forward.”
I Am Invincible had incredible depth to his draft at this sale with 26 horses selling for $500,000 or more and the top five most expensive fillies were all by Yarraman Park’s flagship sire.
A Group I winning sprinter by I Am Invincible, Hellbent was the most represented first season sire at the sale and delivered some outstanding results with 29 yearlings selling for $5,410,000 at an average $186,552.
His top seller at $500,000 was a Yarraman Park consigned filly from Jalan Jalan that made $500,000 to the bid of Heinrich Bloodstock.
He also had good sales for colts from Palace Rock and Fimatino that made $370,000 and $360,000 when bought by Hong Kong trainer Ricky Yiu and The Racing League.
The Yarraman Park team will now look towards Inglis Classic at Riverside Stables in Sydney (February 7 – 9) where we will offer a draft of 20, click here to see them.