Winning Rupert and Territories colts top solid start to Book 2

A solid first session of Book 2 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale was highlighted by colts by Winning Rupert and Territories (Ire) which sold for $180,000 to Michael Costa and Merrick Staunton respectively.

At A Glance

• After a quiet start, the session average climbed to $64,707, up from $59,548 in the Sunday session last year.

• The aggregate sits at $4,529,500, around $400,000 down on last year, while the median $55,000 ($45,000) was up.

• The clearance rate ended at 80 per cent, just shy of last year’s session (81 per cent).

• The buyers’ bench was very evenly spread, with no individual buying more than three lots and Mark Newnham leading the way with $210,000 in total spend.

• Baramul Stud leads the vendors on $316,000, while KBL Thoroughbreds, Murrulla Stud and Twin Hills also featured heavily.

• Together with Archer Park, Michael Costa re-purchased a Winning Rupert colt for $180,000 that he had purchased as a weanling.

• The Territories colt sold by Murrulla Stud late in the session for $180,000 is likely headed to Hong Kong.