Charge Forward colt sets record at QTIS Sale

A colt by Charge Forward made history on the Gold Coast today when he sold for $170,000 at the Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale.

The sale price for the colt is the highest achieved at a QTIS Yearling Sale.

Pictured: The $170,000 Charge Forward colt from Sequential. (PHOTO: Magic Millions/Highgrove Stud)

Bred and sold by Ron & Debbie Gilbert’s Highgrove Stud the colt is from the Lion Hunter mare Sequential, makinh him a half brother to Melbourne-based stakes winning juvenile Excitable Boy.

Highgrove Stud also bred and sold Charge Forward’s Group 2-winning son Shrapnel.

Bidding kicked off at $20,000 and climbed quickly toward $100,000 before Magic Millions’ Barry Bowditch outbid clients of the Tony Sears stable to buy the colt for $170,000.

Bowditch was on the phone to Queensland grazier Ian McCauley who was pleased to have secured the well-bred and presented youngster.

McCauley said the colt stood out when he and his Queensland trainers inspected horses in the lead-up to the auction.

“”I have about a dozen to 15 horses and three trainers – Ben Mason and Stewart McKinnon in Queensland and Patrick Payne in Victoria.””

“”Ben and Stewart looked at the yearlings with me and this colt really stood out and both thought he was the pick of the sale.””

“”When you pick out a horse of his quality you know you’ve got to be prepared to put your hand in your wallet.””

“”The colt will stay in Queensland so either Ben or Stewart will train – I might have to flip a coin to decide!””

Source: Magic Millions Media Release

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