FBAA members have outlaid $1.72 million for 24 lots on behalf of clients at the Magic Millions National Foal Sale.
That was a massive 65% increase on their total expenditure on the Gold Coast last year. The overall sale turnover rose 15%.
Sheamus Mills ($1.13 million) and Brett Howard ($419,500) both appeared in the Top 10 leader-board for buyers.
Mills paid $250,000 each for a filly by Snitzel from Holbrook Stud and a colt by I Am Invincible from Bell River Thoroughbreds. The Melbourne-based agent has been successful with Snitzel in the past and his latest buy is from USA stakes winner Easy Tee.
“I sold a Snitzel here in January for good money and this filly is a better sort with a similar pedigree,” Mills claimed. “The Snitzels more than hold their value and hopefully so does this one heading into the yearling sales.”
Howard (Randwick Bloodstock) started the Foal Sale with $110,000 for Lot 1, a Sebring – Ma Famille colt from the family of Danehill. He was active throughout the two sessions buying colts by The Factor ($80,000), Spirit of Boom ($55,000) & Eurozone ($52,500) and fillies by I Am Invincible ($55,000) and Charge Forward ($50,000).
Peter Ford bought a Lope de Vega colt for $40,000 from Woodside Park a day after he cheered home Mighty Lucky at Doomben. Ford bought the G3 Lord Mayor’s Cup winner’s dam Buxom Babe (Octagonal) for $100,000 at last year’s Magic Millions Broodmare Sale. She subsequently foaled a colt by I Am Invincible and was then covered by Wandjina.
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1998 to maintain, improve and develop the standards, status and services of bloodstock agents throughout Australia. Its members operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are bound by the strict Industry Code of Conduct.
The list of FBAA members can be found here.