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Arrowfield Dominates Magic Millions Sale

Thursday, 19th January 2017

Arrowfield and its powerhouse stallion roster headed every category, except that of top-priced filly, to extend an already imposing record at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling Sale. The stud sold 48 of 53 lots offered, achieving an aggregate of $11.6 million and leading the vendor lists for both Books 1 & 2. At the premier level of the sale, Arrowfield sold 38 lots for $10.9 million to edge out Newgate Farm and secure top spot for the second consecutive year. The top-priced Arrowfield yearling was the Redoute's Choice colt out of Ballet Blue (Stravinsky) which was purchased by leading buyer James Harron Bloodstock for $1.3 million, a sale-topping figure also achieved by Corumbene Stud's full brother to Sebring. The Ballet Blue colt, bred on the same cross as Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee, is the 71st million-dollar yearling for Redoute's Choice who has now posted at least one seven-figure sale every year since 2004. The sale's select group of five $1 million-plus lots also featured Arrowfield's Snitzel x Sabanci colt, a $1.1 million buy for champion trainer Chris Waller and Mulcaster Bloodstock. The sales of the Ballet Blue and Sabanci colts mean that Arrowfield has now sold 36 seven-figure yearlings since 2001, among them Gr1 winners Sunday Joy (Magic Millions, 2001), Master of Design (Inglis Easter, 2007) & Wandjina (Inglis Easter, 2013).

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