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MM Patinack Dispersal Day-4: Hooked Fetches $600k
A big week of selling has concluded on the Gold Coast with the final day of the Patinack Farm Complete Dispersal held in conjunction with the Spring Thoroughbred Sale for Magic Millions. Talented galloper Hooked topped the day's selling at $600,000. He remained in the Randwick stables of John Thompson and was sold inabsentia as he prepares for a start in Saturday's Gr1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick. Over $6.5 million was traded yesterday to bring the total grossed at the complex for three sales over four days at $41,976,000. The Patinack Farm Complete Dispersal Sale grossed $33,944,500. Yesterday's highlight lot Hooked was purchased for $600,000 by Ultra Thoroughbred Racing and will remain with John Thompson and race in their familiar colours on Saturday. "The horse was purchased by Ultra Thoroughbred Racing and will race in our colours in the Epsom Handicap on Saturday," Ultra's Sean Buckley reported. The second top seller of the day was another last start winner, this time the Randwick victor Reflectance. The tremendously bred galloper attracted interest from a number of parties but when the hammer fell the bid was held by McMc Pty Ltd's Richard Bayliss at $330,000. Bayliss said Reflectance would be joining the stables of former Geelong footy star and now Bunbury trainer Mark Bairstow and be set for Perth's Summer Carnival. Earlier in the day the Manduro-Endless filly was purchased by Darren Smith for $260,000. The filly is closely related to champion international entire Frankel. Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said he was delighted with the way the three sales had unfolded over the past four days. "There's been plenty said about the strength of this sale and just to re-iterate it would be close to pound for pound, dollar for dollar the most successful sale I've been involved with."