All American rewards vendors at Magic Millions
Buyers’ enthusiasm for the first yearlings by All American was evident in the parade days before the 2013 Magic Millions Sale, and it translated into lively bidding and strong sales as well.
Pictured: The handsome All American-Illusionary colt, purchased for $280,000 by Hawkes Racing from the Bellerive Stud draft at the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast last week. (PHOTO: Katrina Partridge)
Fifteen lots by the Group 1-winning son of Red Ransom went through the Gold Coast ring in Sessions 1-4 and 14 were sold at an average price of $105,357, a very healthy return of just over 7 times his 2010 fee of $15,000 plus GST. He is one of three Arrowfield sires among the 15 most profitable at the sale, the other two being Not A Single Doubt & Snitzel.
All American’s top price was the $280,000 paid by Hawkes Racing for Bellerive Stud’s colt from Illusionary, a Hussonet half-sister to Group 2 winner Chase the Rainbow and Saturday’s impressive debut 2YO winner at Flemington, Ms Funovits.
Another five All American yearlings made six-figure sales, with Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds signing for two of them, both from Snippets mares. They were Burnewang North Pastoral‘s colt from Elleandee ($140,000) and Arrowfield’s colt from Group 2 winner Freestyle ($130,000).
Arrowfield also sold a colt from multiple stakeswinner Ain’t Seen Nothin’ (by Nothin’ Leica Dane) for $180,000 to Gerald Ryan, bidding for Jadeskye Racing.
Other buyers of All American yearlings included Bjorn Baker & Blandford Bloodstock, Robbie Griffiths, Darby Racing, Triple Crown Syndications Hong Kong trainer Ricky Yiu and American agent David Ingordo.
A further three lots were sold in Session 5 where Bellerive’s colt from Nonsensical made $110,000, paid by Ronstel Thoroughbreds.
Arrowfield’s Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer says, “We’re very pleased to see so many of our clients do well with All American’s first yearlings. It’s especially good to see them purchased by leading trainers and syndicators, so they’ll receive excellent opportunities as racehorses.
“The All Americans were consistently recognisable types in their sire’s mould, with strong, muscular physiques and professional attitudes, the sort of horses that will get up and run, but also train on at three and four, as All American himself did.”
Buyers don’t have to wait long for another chance to purchase a yearling by the record-breaking Group One miler. All American has 14 lots catalogued for the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, among them three fillies and two colts in the Arrowfield draft which can be viewed here .