Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) members spent $8.07 million on behalf of clients on Day 1 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale.
Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Craig Rounsefell topped the Day 1 trade with $900,000 for the Dundeel - Miss Finland colt offered by Arrowfield Stud. "He's an absolute stand out," Rounsefell said. "We couldn't fault him physically.
"He's by a freshman sire but from a mare who was a champion and she's already thrown a Group 1 winner. There's been some pressure from Bjorn Baker - I've got horses with him - so he will probably be the trainer.”
Rounsefell shopping list also included 3 yearlings for $320,000 on behalf of trainer Matt Cumani. Among them was a $150,000 late-session Not A Single Doubt filly from Sydney winner Miss Opulence.
Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA) agant Julian Blaxland outlaid $1.10 million acting for Aquis Farm and its Sino Proven Syndications. Top of the dial at $350,000 were colts by Not A Single Doubt (with Michael Freedman) and Choisir (with Toby Edmonds).
Blaxland also bought a Savabeel colt and a More Than Ready filly for a combined $700,000 on behalf of Gai Waterhouse.
Other FBAA members in action on Day 1 of the Gold Magic Millions included;
Bill Mitchell: I Am Invincible colt ($200,000) & The Factor filly ($90,000).
Bluegrass Bloodstock: Lenny Russo stuck with Magnus for Gelagotis Racing ($145,000)
DGR Thoroughbreds: Duncan Ramage’s top buy was a $330,000 filly by Exceed And Excel
Peter Ford: Street Boss ($160,000) & Stratum ($85,000) fillies for Robbie Griffiths
Adrian Hancock: More Than Ready half-sister to SW Avisto & Celtic Tiger ($340,000)
Laurel Oak Bloodstock: Pierro filly out of G2 Magic Night winner Indian Ocean ($150,000)
Mark Pilkington Management: Snitzel filly from a half-sister to G2 winner Niagara ($250,000)
Randwick Bloodstock: Brett Howard targeted the Zoustar – Illuminates filly for $75,000
Sheamus Mills Bloodstock: Morning session filly by Zoustar ex Fast Talker cost $360,000
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1988 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.