Members of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) have purchased 35 lots for clients at the two-day Perth Magic Millions yearling sale.
Not for the first time, leading Western Australian agent John Chalmers topped the overall buyer list signing 17 sale-sheets for a total spend of $762,500. Most expensive was the Oratorio - Agribiz colt from Western Breeders Alliance bought in association with trainer Wally Mitchell for $170,000.
"I went through quite a few and had him on top," Mitchell said. "His x-rays were good and the Oratorios are real two-year-olds. We've run second in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic three times so we're going to try and have another go.”
Commercial Bloodstock’s Noel Carter was another local FBAA member busy at the Belmont sale-grounds. His top-priced buy was the $135,000 brother to G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Hobart Jones offered by Rangeview Stud. The So Secret - Tribulot colt will be prepared by Steve Wolfe after Carter won a bidding duel with Vern Brockman who trains Hobart Jones.
Melbourne based Tony Williams acted for trainer Robbie Laing when he targeted a Snitzel colt from Gold Front Thoroughbreds for $150,000. He’s the second foal of LR Ascot 1000 Guineas winner For Your Eyes Only (Bletchley Park).
Other FBAA members in action included Boomer Bloodstock’s Craig Rounsefell. He went home with five yearlings topped by the $120,000 Choisir half-sister to Perth sprinter Catlantic.
Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy also paid $120,000 for the Written Tycoon - Illustre colt from Gervase Park. His dam is a half-sister to resurrected Victorian based stallion Primus.
Gabbedy had a hand in the $300,000 Street Cry – Verse colt that topped the Perth Magic Millions. He bought Verse for $30,000 on behalf of Yarradale Stud owner Ron Sayers at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale.