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MM National Yearling Sale Day-3: $340K For Foxwedge Colt
A cracking colt by exciting young sire Foxwedge has topped the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale after selling for $340,000 on the third and final day on the Gold Coast yesterday. Consigned by Eliza Park International, as agent for the Heinrich Bloodstock Unreserved Dispersal Sale, the colt was purchased by the powerful Hawkes Racing operation after a spirited trans-Tasman bidding battle. The colt is the fifth foal of the winning Fantastic Light mare Ekleel - a half sister to three stakes winners including South African Gr1 winner Ertijaal and hailing from the Easy Date family of Snippets & Forensics. "He really stood out," John Hawkes said after winning the bidding war on the youngster. "He's got a great attitude and is extremely athletic." He added: "I've got a few Foxwedges now," Hawkes added. "I've been impressed with his first crop and look forward to seeing them race." The top selling Foxwedge colt was one of eight yearlings to sell for six figure prices during a solid day's selling. The sale rounded out with 428 lots sold at an average price of $26,151, boasting a gross of $11,192,800 - up on last year's sale which was conducted in a different format. The clearance rate and average rose over the sale and rounded out at 75 per cent. "Competition continued to strengthen today, and to surpass last year's top price is very pleasing," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. "The vendors that brought good horses were well rewarded and at the end of the day that is the sign of a good sale." He added: "It was also pleasing to see that we sold 15 horses for $130,000 or more which is a 25 per cent increase on last year."