The team at Kia Ora enjoyed a big week of selling and buying at the 2023 Magic Millions Sale.
Yearlings from our draft were purchased by some of the country’s best judges and we’re thrilled to see them heading to top stables where they will get every chance of success.
Highlight lots include the $700,000 I Am Invincible colt from Modern Wonder (Lot 144) sold to TFI, Annabel Neasham Racing & Dermot Farrington Bloodstock.
He was closely followed by Lot 280, an I Am Invincible colt from Group winner Ravi knocked down for $675,000 to the China Horse Club, Newgate Farm, Go Bloodstock Australia & Trilogy Racing.
The first foal from G3 ATC James HB Carr Stakes winner Moss Trip (Lot 152) was snapped up for $350,000 by Kacy Fogden Racing and the Microphone filly from Sistine Angel (Lot 392) sold for $320,000 to Richard & Will Freedman.
Thank you to all the buyers and underbidders; your support is greatly appreciated.
On the other side of the fence, Kia Ora was delighted to purchase eight colts and two fillies.
Kia Ora’s Shane Wright was rapt to get Lot 955, an Exceed And Excel half-brother to the 2022 G3 Breeders’ Plate winner Empire Of Japan.
Purchased for $1,800,000 from Corumbene Stud, he was touted as one of the top colts of the sale.
“For us, he was definitely in the top two or three colts, if not at the very top. We’re super happy to be bringing him home. He wasn’t cheap but to buy the good ones, you have to spend up,” Shane said.
A $1,100,000 daughter of Exceed And Excel and G3 SAJC Euclase Stakes winner Sweet Sherry (Lot 452) was another amongst the highlight lots purchased by Kia Ora.
“It’s not every day you get the opportunity to purchase a physically outstanding daughter of Exceed And Excel with the pedigree page to match. She was the filly of the sale for us,” Shane said.
Completing the Exceed And Excel trifecta was Lot 190, a three-quarter brother to G2 MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes winner Glenfiddich purchased for $800,000 from Edinburgh Park Stud.
“This colt is an outstanding type and his dam has already produced juvenile Group 1 performer Glenfiddich. We are looking forward to racing him with Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing and hope that he will join our stallion roster in the next few years,” said Shane.
Kia Ora Magic Millions purchases:
- Lot 190 Exceed And Excel x Nothin But a Dream (USA) colt, $800,000 from Edinburgh Park
- Lot 204 Pierata x Oregon’s Day filly, $480,000 from Segenhoe Stud
- Lot 325 Snitzel x Samarmeteors colt, $650,000 from Baramul Stud
- Lot 452 Exceed And Excel x Sweet Sherry filly, $1,100,000 from Silverdale Farm
- Lot 489 I Am Invincible x Tiberias (FR) colt, $520,000 from Bhima
- Lot 495 Written Tycoon x Total Attraction colt, $550,000 from Segenhoe Stud
- Lot 618 Snitzel x Apologynotaccepted (USA) colt, $550,000 from Musk Creek Farm
- Lot 712 Justify x Champagne Cuddles colt, $700,000 from Coolmore Stud
- Lot 943 Russian Revolution x Hot Summer Night colt, $500,000 from Vinery Stud
- Lot 955 Exceed And Excel x Ichihara colt, $1,800,000 from Corumbene Stud
We look forward to racing these horses with various partners and now turn our attention to the next Australian sale of the series, Inglis Classic where we will offer three colts.